12 Principles for Climate-Centric Behavior Change Communications

12 Principles for Climate-Centric Behavior Change Communications

November 19, 2019 at 10:59 pm

Dr. Michael Shank delivers the keynote at Sustainable Cleveland’s 2019 Summit on the 12 principles for behavior change communications. Dr. Shank is the communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and a professor of sustainable development at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. The entire conference video is available here. […]

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Achieving the SDGs Through Investing into Projects that Strengthen the Social Sector

Achieving the SDGs Through Investing into Projects that Strengthen the Social Sector

April 19, 2019 at 1:55 pm

UN Web TV 04/16/19 Strengthening social investments from public and other sources to improve the conditions of the poor and the most vulnerable. Moderator: Mr. Michael Shank, Adjunct Professor, Center for Global Affairs, NYU; Communications Director, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance Speakers: H.E. Prof. Hala Helmy El Said, Minister of Planning, […]

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Mobilizing Long-Term Investment for Sustainable Infrastructure

Mobilizing Long-Term Investment for Sustainable Infrastructure

April 16, 2019 at 3:26 pm

UN Web TV 04/16/19 Preparing investment-ready infrastructure projects and identifying adequate financing instruments – what are countries doing to prepare sustainable investment projects? Moderator: Mr. Michael Shank, Adjunct Professor, Center for Global Affairs, NYU; Communications Director, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance Speakers: H.E. Prof. Dr. Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro, Minister of National […]

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How to Improve Our Messaging on Climate Issues

How to Improve Our Messaging on Climate Issues

December 2, 2018 at 10:27 am

Dr. Michael Shank sits down with Carl Etnier, host of Relocalizing Vermont on WGDR, to discuss ways in which the environmental community can more effectively message on climate change.

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National Climate Assessment, Climate Trends and Carbon Tax Policy

National Climate Assessment, Climate Trends and Carbon Tax Policy

November 28, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Dr. Michael Shank, communications director at the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and adjunct professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, joins Johanna Miller from the Vermont Natural Resources Council and Dave Gram from WDEV to discuss climate issues and climate policy in the US and more specifically Vermont. For the […]

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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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