Circular Economy for the SDGs: From Concept to Practice

Circular Economy for the SDGs: From Concept to Practice

October 11, 2018 at 7:51 pm

Joint meeting: Second Committee, 7th meeting – General Assembly, 73rd session and Economic and Social Council, 3rd plenary meeting. Moderated by Dr. Michael Shank, Communications Director, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance The Joint Meeting of ECOSOC and the Second Committee of the General Assembly discussed how the transition towards a circular […]

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Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance Town Hall

Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance Town Hall

September 10, 2018 at 1:38 pm

On September 6, the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance hosted a town hall in Boulder, Colorado, to showcase the game-changing climate action in CNCA’s global cities. Dr. Michael Shank moderates the event, which features the work of 20 vanguard cities. Check out the entire town hall here.

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UN Panel: Where Are We Heading? Visions and Projections for the Future of the SDGs

UN Panel: Where Are We Heading? Visions and Projections for the Future of the SDGs

July 23, 2018 at 12:25 pm

UN WEB TV 07/19/18 2018 ECOSOC High-level Policy Dialogue Thursday, 19 July, 10:00 am United Nations Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber 10:30 am Policy Dialogues Moderator: Mr. Michael Shank, Communications Director, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and Urban Sustainability Directors Network Policy Dialogue 1 Trends in the global economy and international trade and […]

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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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