UN Panel: Innovative Policy Approaches and Technologies to Foster Participation of All

UN Panel: Innovative Policy Approaches and Technologies to Foster Participation of All

May 27, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Innovative approaches to foster participation of all relevant stakeholders are being pioneered and implemented across the globe. The session will showcase positive practices and innovative policies that promote sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies at regional, national and local levels. Moderator: • Mr. Michael Shank, Communications Director, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance […]

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UN Panel: Building Sustainable and Resilient Societies

UN Panel: Building Sustainable and Resilient Societies

May 23, 2018 at 4:14 pm

This session will address the challenge of sustainable and resilient infrastructure in several areas, including health, education, energy, transport, security and public institutions. Several cities around the world have rolled out multi-stakeholder strategies setting out roadmaps with solutions to their resilience challenges. The discussion will address how these strategies relate […]

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12 Ways to Improve Climate Change Communications

12 Ways to Improve Climate Change Communications

April 9, 2018 at 11:07 am

Presentation from Michael Shank (USDN/CNCA Communications Director) on a brief introduction to communications best practices (the 12 Ms for more effective messaging). For more info on these 12 Ms, click here https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/12-ways-to-improve-climate-change-communications_us_5a15983fe4b0f401dfa7ec5f

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“An Inconvenient Sequel” Panel Discussion

“An Inconvenient Sequel” Panel Discussion

April 6, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Q&A after a screening of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel”, w/ Karenna Gore (Center for Earth Ethics), Paul Gallay (Riverkeeper), Michael Shank (UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network) & Manna Jo Greene (Hudson River Sloop Clearwater), moderated by Nancy Vann (SNeRG). Prod: BH. See full credits in video.

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Climate Change Rant (Comedian Lewis Black)

Climate Change Rant (Comedian Lewis Black)

April 3, 2018 at 10:46 pm

On March 7, 2018, in Asheville, North Carolina, Lewis Black presented a climate change rant during his comedy show. The text was written by Dr. Shank for Lewis Black in response to an invitation by Mr. Black the night before. Warning: Viewer discretion advised (i.e. strong language). Video courtesy of […]

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Greening the New York City Grid

Greening the New York City Grid

February 12, 2018 at 10:20 pm

Urban areas account for nearly three-quarters of humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions. What can be done in order to mitigate the amount of emissions that New York produces? In the face of changing demand, leaders in the industry are striving towards new forms of renewable energy. Ranging from community solar power […]

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Building Public and Political Will For Climate Action

Building Public and Political Will For Climate Action

August 15, 2017 at 12:05 am

Dr. Michael Shank, head of communications at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, discusses 1) effective messages, frames, and campaigns for communicating climate and environmental policy; 2) an overview of what resonates with the public when it comes to climate policy; 3) […]

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Building Political and Public Will to Prevent Violence

Building Political and Public Will to Prevent Violence

June 21, 2017 at 10:50 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, Head of Communications for the UN SDSN and professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, speaks at the United Nations’ launch of the 2017 Global Peace Index, which is authored annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Shank highlights the gap between the problems and solutions […]

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The Pursuit of Solar Power

The Pursuit of Solar Power

May 23, 2017 at 3:35 pm

In this Journal News’ Video View, Peekskill’s Michael Shank says Westchester can become a leader in harnessing renewable energy. Video courtesy of Lohud.com (Wochit). For the entire opinion piece, click here to read: http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/2017/05/22/westchester-could-and-should-lead-renewable-energy-view/335892001/

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Defining Climate Policy in the Trump Era

Defining Climate Policy in the Trump Era

April 28, 2017 at 8:50 pm

What can the world expect from the new administration in the area of mitigating climate change? What powers might the new administration have to roll back national policies and international treaties related to climate change? What might the impact be, particularly for the developing world and nations most affected by […]

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