Seminars & Workshops

24 May – The Editorial Process at Nature Research

Date: 24 May 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Singleton Room
Speaker: Jenn Richler
Topic: The Editorial Process at Nature Research

Abstract: In this presentation I will introduce the Nature Research portfolio of journals (that includes Nature Climate Change, and Nature Energy), and explain the editorial process from initial submission …

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7 May – Fingerprinting the Climate System

Date: 7 May 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Ben Santer
Topic: Fingerprinting the Climate System

Abstract: Fingerprint research seeks to improve understanding of the nature and  causes of climate change. The basic strategy is to search for  model-predicted patterns of climate change (“fingerprints”) in observed climate …

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23 April – Staging Markets: The Local Politics of Emissions Trading in China

Date: 23 April 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Iza Ding
Topic: Staging Markets: The Local Politics of Emissions Trading in China


Abstract: Why did the Chinese government, operating in a quasi-market economy, embrace cap-and-trade? How do localities respond to central advocacy of cap-and-trade, and what …

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What do you need to know about Climate Change?

In this video, Carnegie Mellon University Professor Neil Donahue explains what we need to know about climate change. Using animation, this video shows what happens to carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere in a way that is easy to understand.…

By June 25, 2018 Read More →

“Assessing the evolution of power sector carbon intensity in the United States” cited in Axios Article

In the article A fork in the road for U.S. power, Ben Geman of Axios discusses the nationwide trend toward a lower-carbon mix, while the Trump administration is preparing steps that would halt coal’s decline. The focus of the article resides heavily with the paper Assessing the evolution of power

By June 6, 2018 Read More →

Climate Change and Life Events App by Schivley Receiving Positive Feedback

Have you ever wondered how the climate has changed from your grandmother’s birth, to when your children will retire? PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering student Greg Schivley at Carnegie Mellon University has come up with a great, easy to use tool to answer this question. In the app Climate change

By May 30, 2018 Read More →

What is SUCCEED?

About the workshop

The SUCCEED Teacher Workshop is a 2-day program where CMU faculty and Ph.D. students work with high school teachers to improve their understanding of climate and energy systems, while providing a platform for discussion and collaboration. Topics include: existing and sustainable energy systems, climate change, government policies, …

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The Climate and Energy Decision Making (SES-1463492) is funded through a cooperative agreement between the National Science Foundation and Carnegie Mellon University.
CEDM is anchored at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, and includes also the following institutions:

  • Duke University
  • University of Leeds

  • University of British Columbia
  • UC Davis

  • International Risk Governance Council
  • Clean Air Task Force

  • RAND Pittsburgh
  • RAND Santa Monica

  • Vermont Law School
  • University of Washington

  • Hover over each institute's name to show its map location, click to view its website.