Experts gathered in Washington, D.C. for a policy forum hosted by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment to discuss California's state-level policies designed to combat climate change and encourage a sustainable energy future.
In a new paper, researchers at Stanford take a deep dive into the methods and approaches to assessment of major environmental issues. This effort is part of the Stanford Environment Assessment Facility (SEAF), directed by Katharine Mach, which tackles issues such as conflict in a changing climate, pathways for deep decarbonization, and the resilience of our investments in climate change response.
A pioneering California program to sell carbon offsets has surprising environmental benefits – including providing habitat for endangered species – and provides lessons for initiatives under development in other states and countries. Read more: http://stanford.io/2w7U0wG
In the first such global evaluation, Stanford biologists found more than 30 percent of all vertebrates have declining populations. They call for curbs on the basic drivers of these losses. Read more: http://news.stanford.edu/press/view/15368
Instead of talking about the polarized topic of climate change, Stanford Earth scientist Rob Jackson suggests focusing on the shared benefits of addressing the problem, including job creation, health and safety.
Expert panel examines strategies and tools for adapting to current and future climate change-driven challenges at part of the Stanford Environment & Energy Panel Series. Learn more and read related research briefs at http://stanford.io/2jand0V
In the first of a conversation series, Woods Institute Director Chris Field spoke with Laurence Tubiana, France's lead climate negotiator and a key architect of the international climate agreement forged in Paris in December 2015.
The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge and the Future of California Drought
May 21, 2016
Daniel Swain, PhD ’16, student of Woods Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh, explains the combination of factors that has led to California’s drought, including climate change, rising temperatures, and the “ridiculously resilient ridge”.
Calculating the Global Economic Cost of Climate Change
October 22, 2015
Center Fellow, by courtesy, Marshall Burke (Earth System Science) discusses research showing that without climate change mitigation, even wealthy countries will see an economic downturn by 2100. Read more.
Stanford researchers isolate underlying causes of extreme weather
June 29, 2015
A new study co-authored by Stanford and Princeton University researchers finds that trends in atmospheric circulation patterns can partially explain Earth’s increasingly severe weather. While scientists had previously surmised that the link existed, robust empirical evidence was lacking. Read more: http://stanford.io/1dsRsMu
Ten years ago, few researchers and experts crossed disciplines to collaborate in pursuit of environmental solutions. Today, thanks in part to the pioneering work of the Stanford Woods Institute, the landscape has changed dramatically. To mark that progress and lay the groundwork for future collaborative breakthroughs, Woods hosted a tenth anniversary symposium on Nov. 11, 2014. The event, moderated by School of Earth Sciences Dean Pamela Matson and San Jose Mercury News reporter Paul Rogers, brought together Stanford researchers, students and their colleagues in the water, conservation, sustainable development and public health fields.
Kenneth Scheve: How Can Countries Make How Can Countries Make Progress in Global Climate Cooperation?
September 19, 2014
International climate negotiations have been much maligned for ineffectiveness, but there is a clear path to achieving breakthroughs, according to a study co-authored by Kenneth Scheve, a political science professor affiliated with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and a senior fellow with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs. This short animated video explains the study's main findings. Read more about the study
Climate Change Impacts: The Risks and How to Reduce Them
September 18, 2014
Scientists from the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment — including contributors to the recent United Nations IPCC report on climate extremes and adaptation — joined other practitioners in a panel discussion on the findings of their latest work related to climate change impacts and risks. The event was held Sept. 17, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Business of Sustainability Summit 2014 | Highlights
May 5, 2014
The Business of Sustainability Summit 2014 engaged a diverse cohort of 54 CEOs, chief sustainability officers, and business unit heads from 47 companies including AT&T, Annie's Inc., Airbnb, Chevron, Disney, Gap, General Motors, Kaiser Permanente, LinkedIn, McKinsey, Method, Starbucks, Wells Fargo, Yahoo and a small group of Woods faculty from all seven Stanford schools.. Watch more videos from this event.