Oct
24
to Oct 25

Colorado Climate Fundamentals Academy (Workshop #3 of 3)

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Produced and offered in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado Municipal League, workshop participants will learn from experts about risk management, materiality, disclosure, ethics and professional liability, communicating with senior decision-makers and working across organizational boundaries and jurisdictions with a regional focus added for Colorado and the Rockies. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.

Course Syllabus:

  • Enterprise-201: Analyzing Climate Risks, Assessing Materiality & Disclosure
  • Climate-203: Developing an Adaptation Plan for Your Organization
  • Governance-103: Ethics, Liability & Professionalism
  • Governance-202: Making the Case for Climate Action to the C-Suite and Public Leaders
  • Governance-203: Collaborating Beyond Organizational & Institutional Boundaries
  • Case Studies from Colorado Municipalities & Businesses
  • Interactive Exercise Addressing Future Scenarios
  • Climate Policy Updates

Registration Information:

  • Single Workshop: $595 (general) / $395 (government)
  • Registration Deadline: September 7, 2017
  • Early Bird Rates: Register by February 28 to save $50 on the workshop or $150 on the series

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Taryn Finnessey – Senior Climate Change Specialist, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Colorado Department of Natural Resources
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Additional instructors to be announced shortly
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Jan
31
to Feb 2

Colorado Communities Symposium

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January 31 - February 2, 2018

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center

Join Governor John Hickenlooper and dozens of elected officials and community and business leaders from throughout Colorado to participate in visioning workshops and educational programs related to climate preparedness and clean energy development in Colorado. 

The Colorado Communities Symposium will feature a series of plenary sessions, breakout tracks with interactive scenario planning sessions, training events and roundtable discussions, tabletop exhibition, post-conference workshops and meetings, networking events and an awards dinner.

To learn more about this event, please visit http://www.ColoradoCommunities.org.

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Jul
20
to Jul 21

National Capital Climate Fundamentals Academy (Workshop #3 of 3)

Held in partnership with the District Department of Energy & Environment, Metropolitan Washington Council on Governments, Exelon and Dentons, workshop participants will build upon foundational knowledge from the first two workshops in this series by learning about materiality and climate risk assessment, assessing the economic implications of climate change and prospective response initiatives, making the business case for climate action, and strategies for engaging across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries with a regional focus added for Florida. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.

Workshop Modules, Case Studies & Exercises:

  • Economics-101: The Economics of Climate Change
  • Enterprise-201: Analyzing & Quantifying Climate Risk, Assessing Materiality and Disclosing Climate Risk
  • Governance-103: Ethics, Liability & Professionalism
  • Governance-202: Making the Case for Climate Action to the C-Suite and Public Leaders
  • Governance-203: Collaborating Beyond Organizational & Institutional Boundaries
  • Climate-104: The Public Health Implications of Climate Change

Registration Information:

  • Single Workshop: $595 (general) / $395 (government)
  • Complete Series: $1,495 (general) / $995 (government)
  • Registration Deadline: July 13, 2017

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Richard Crespin – CEO, CollaborateUp
  • Lindene Patton – Partner, Earth & Water Group
  • Keith Rizzardi – Associate Professor, St. Thomas University School of Law
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Additional instructors to be announced shortly
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South Florida Climate Fundamentals Academy (Workshop #3 of 3)
Jun
26
to Jun 27

South Florida Climate Fundamentals Academy (Workshop #3 of 3)

Produced and offered in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale and Florida International University's College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts, workshop participants will build upon foundational knowledge from the first two workshops in this series by learning about materiality and climate risk assessment, assessing the economic implications of climate change and prospective response initiatives, making the business case for climate action, and strategies for engaging across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries with a regional focus added for Florida. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.

Workshop Modules, Case Studies & Exercises

  • Economics-101: The Economics of Climate Change
  • Enterprise-201: Analyzing & Quantifying Climate Risk, Assessing Materiality and Disclosing Climate Risk
  • Governance-103: Ethics, Liability & Professionalism
  • Governance-202: Making the Case for Climate Action to the C-Suite and Public Leaders
  • Governance-203: Collaborating Beyond Organizational & Institutional Boundaries
  • Climate-104: The Public Health Implications of Climate Change

Registration Information:

  • Single Workshop: $595 (general) / $395 (government)
  • Complete Series: $1,495 (general) / $995 (government)
  • Registration Deadline: June 23, 2017

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Richard Crespin – CEO, CollaborateUp
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Lindene Patton – Partner, Earth & Water Group
  • Keith Rizzardi – Professor, St. Thomas University
  • Additional instructors to be announced shortly
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Jun
21
3:00pm 3:00pm

Roundtable: Scaling up Renewables in Southern California

Registration is free and available for ACCO members and by invitation only to non-members.  Contact Daniel Kreeger (dkreeger@ACCOonline.org) for more information about this roundtable.

As public and private sector organizations in Southern California work toward scaling up renewable energy procurement and consumption, ACCO is convening thought leaders to explore related institutional challenges and opportunities. Our objective is to develop resources and training to advance capabilities in the region.

The roundtable, along with subsequent workshops to be produced by ACCO in 2017 and 2018, will help public and private sector electricity consumers advance renewable energy strategies by overcoming common barriers and taking advantage of key opportunities and more advanced approaches. Even the most seasoned practitioners will benefit from important knowledge exchange and discussions.

Program Highlights

  • Hear insights and policy directives from Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
  • Engage with peer corporate, municipal and higher education leaders in the region to learn from their experiences and explore opportunities for aggregating demand
  • Provide input that will help to shape a Fall 2017 and subsequent workshops/curriculum critical to advancing workforce competencies in scaling up renewable energy procurement and consumption

Roundtable Presenters

  • Gary Gero – Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles County
  • Nancy Sutley – Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power
  • Mark Gold – Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, UCLA

Steering Committee

  • Niels Crone – Senior Vice President, Business Development, CustomerFirst Renewables
  • Gary Gero – Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles County
  • Aaron Gross – Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer & Director of Strategic Initiatives, Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, ACCO
  • Cassie Rauser – Director, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, UCLA

Confirmed Participants

Representatives from the following organizations have already confirmed participation:

AEG Worldwide, Angeleno Group, Cal State LA, Cal Tech, California State University, City of Los Angeles, Cumming, CustomerFirst Renewables, Energy Coalition, Grid Alternatives, L.A. County, L.A. Department of Water & Power, L.A. Department of Water & Power, L.A. Metro Transit, Loyola Marymount, Northrop Grumman, Port of Long Beach, Port of San Diego, Sony Pictures, U.S. EPA Region 9, U.S. Navy & UCLA

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Northern California Climate Fundamentals Academies (Workshop #2 of 3)
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Northern California Climate Fundamentals Academies (Workshop #2 of 3)

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Held in partnership with Stanford University, workshop participants will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for Northern California and the pacific coast of the United States. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.  Comprehensive information on this workshop is available at http://California.ACCOonline.org.

Workshop Course Modules, Case Studies & Exercises:

Registration Information:

  • Single Workshop: $595 (general) / $395 (government)
  • Complete Series: $1,495 (general) / $995 (government)
  • Early Bird Rates: Register by April 15 to save $50 on the workshop or $150 on the series
  • Registration Deadline: May 26, 2017

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Fahmida Ahmed  Director of Sustainability, Stanford University
  • Sally Barros  Sustainability Manager, City of San Leandro
  • Joe Bialowitz – National Environmental Program Leader, Kaiser Permanente
  • Catherine Harrison – Program Manager, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute
  • Bryan Jacob – Chief Climate Coach, Climate Coach International, LLC
  • Bruce Klafter – Vice-President, Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility, Flextronics
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Additional instructors to be announced shortly
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May
1
to May 2

Colorado Climate Fundamentals Academy (Workshop #2 of 3)

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Produced and offered in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado Municipal League, workshop participants will learn from experts about greenhouse gas management and accounting, the energy-water-food nexus, organizational change, stakeholder engagement and basic adaptation planning frameworks with a regional focus added for Colorado and the Rockies. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.

Course Syllabus:

  • GHG-101: Basics of GHG Accounting, Reporting & Disclosing GHG Emissions
  • GHG-102: The Fundamentals of the Energy, Water & Food Nexus
  • GHG-201: Establishing GHG Reduction Goals & Management Structures
  • Governance-101: Engaging Stakeholders & Establishing Strategies for Leading Organizational Change
  • Economics-101: The Economics of Climate Change
  • Case Studies from Colorado Municipalities & Businesses
  • Interactive Exercise Addressing Future Scenarios
  • Special Guest Remarks from Local Officials

Registration Information:

  • Single Workshop: $595 (general) / $395 (government)
  • Complete Series: $1,495 (general) / $995 (government)
  • Early Bird Rates: Register by February 28 to save $50 on the workshop or $150 on the series
  • Registration Deadline: April 27, 2017

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Elizabeth Babcock – Manager, Air, Water and Climate, Denver Department of Environmental Health
  • Elizabeth Carlton – Asst. Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health  
  • Sean Carpenter – Climate Economy Advisor, City of Fort Collins
  • Taryn Finnessey – Senior Climate Change Specialist, Colorado Department of Natural Resources
  • Kealy Herman – Project Consultant, Sustainability and Energy, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Thomas Herrod – Climate & Policy Analyst, City & County of Denver
  • Bryan Jacob – Chief Climate Coach, Climate Coach International, LLC
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Frank Rukavina – Director of Sustainability, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Stacy Tellinghuisen – Senior Climate Policy Analyst, Western Resource Advocates
  • Jeff Yorzyk – Director of Sustainability, Green Chef
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Mar
13
to Mar 14

Northern California Climate Fundamentals Academy (Workshop #1 of 3)

Held in partnership with Stanford University, workshop participants will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for Northern California and the pacific coast of the United States. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.

About this Workshop:

The first workshop is a primer on climate science, identifying climate hazards, conducting vulnerability assessments, leveraging climate change data and tools and understanding core principles of organizational change and stakeholder engagement strategies.  This workshop enables decision makers across roles, functions and sectors to develop a better understanding of how the implications of climate change intersect with their decision making.

Course Syllabus:

  • Climate-101: Understanding Climate Science & the Latest Projections
  • Excerpts from Climate-102: Understanding Climate Variability, Extreme Events & Long-Term Climate Change
  • Excerpts from Climate-103: The Basics of Sea Level Rise & Impacts on Coastal Assets & Infrastructure
  • Climate-201: Identifying Climate Hazards & Conducting Vulnerability Assessments
  • Excerpts from Climate-202: Leveraging Climate Data and Tools
  • Governance-101: Engaging Stakeholders & Establishing Strategies for Leading Organizational Change
  • Case Study: Projecting Climate Change Implications for the Northern California Region
  • Special Guest Remarks from Local Officials

Registration Information:

  • Single Workshop: $595 (general) / $395 (government)
  • Complete Series: $1,495 (general) / $995 (government)
  • Early Bird Rates: Register by January 31 to save $50 on the workshop or $150 on the series
  • Registration Deadline: March 7, 2017

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Fahmida Ahmed – Director of Sustainability, Stanford University
  • Michael Anderson – State Climatologist, Division of Flood Management, California Department of Water Resources
  • Gina Blus – Business Strategy and Planning Consultant, Climate Ready Solutions
  • Cal Broomhead – Energy and Climate Program Manager, City and County of San Francisco
  • Gil Friend – Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Palo Alto
  • David Herring – Director, Communications & Education, Climate Program Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Katharine Mach – Senior Research Scientist, Earth System Science & Director, Environment Assessment Facility, Stanford University
  • Additional instructors to be announced shortly
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