Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Forums, Briefings & Dialogues

Through its Uncommon Dialogues and workshops the Stanford Woods Institute brings together leaders from government, NGOs and business with experts from Stanford and other academic institutions to develop practical solutions to pressing environmental challenges. These dialogues equip leaders to make informed decisions for a sustainable future while creating a two-way flow of information that brings new perspectives and context to Stanford's environmental research. Learn more about our past workshops and dialogues and download summaries and other resources below. For more information about organizing a dialogue or workshop with the Stanford Woods Institute, contact:

Lea Rosenbohm
External Affairs Advisor, Stanford Woods Institute, Washington, D.C.

Dialogues and Workshops

Policy Forum: New U.S. Leadership, Next Steps on Climate Change »

September 15, 2016 1:30 pm

Experts discussed substantive recommendations, including a potential organizational/ governance agenda, for the next president. Speakers presented papers with observations gleaned from a May 2016 conference "Setting the Climate Agenda for the Next U.S. President."   */ Watch: Sept. 15 Policy Forum - Full Video  Download: Program & Abstracts [PDF] View & Download: Discussion Papers or full Series Recommendations

Webinar: Approaches for Managing Methane Emissions from U.S. Oil & Gas »

September 13, 2016 2:00 pm

On Sept. 13, experts at Resources for the Future and Stanford University spoke about several key questions around sources of methane and opportunities for emissions abatement.

Climate Change Implementation Project Conference Series »

May 6, 2016 8:45 am

In the year leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Stanford scholars led by former deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes have collaborated through the Climate Change Implementation Project to gather policy and governance ideas for how the next President of the United States might address climate change at the outset of his or her Presidency.

Conference: Setting the Climate Agenda for the Next U.S. President »

May 6, 2016 8:45 am

Regardless of who wins the election in November, our next President will need to confront the reality of climate change. This conference at Stanford University will highlight strategies the next President might employ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the United States' pivot to a clean energy economy. The conference also will address difficult "governance" issues, including how the new President might structure the White House and Cabinet to implement climate change programs that cut across jurisdictional lines, and how to effectively partner with private sector innovators and investors. The conference is sponsored by Stanford Law School, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Precourt Institute for Energy, and the Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, with the support of the Hewlett Foundation. Watch a recording of the event via the viewer below and catch up on the Twitter conversation at the hashtag #ClimatePOTUS45.