Urban Sustainability

Urban Sustainability

Addressing fundamental issues of urban sustainability effectively and with foresight requires the leveraging of resources and insight across a wide spectrum of fields and disciplines, including science and technology, the social sciences, urban planning, and public health.

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Oct 31 2014
Announcement of Dissertation Funding Awards in Energy

Deadline: October 31, 2014
Energy Policy Institute at Chicago

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EPIC in the News

Sep 12 2014
ClimateWire: Do we tax carbon emissions or trade them? Economists dig into the problem

Michael Greenstone talks about calculating the social cost of carbon at an event at the University of Minnesota.

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Jul 31 2014
Explore non-bureaucratic ways of giving green nod: Jairam Ramesh

NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today emphasised on need for strict compliance of environmental norms and said "non-bureaucratic" ways of giving permits should be explored.

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Jul 31 2014
EPIC HOSTS DELHI CENTER CONFERENCE:  ECONOMIC GROWTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Highlighting the importance of research and the need for compliance, Jairam Ramesh, MP, Andhra Pradesh and former Minister of Environment and Forests, and Rohini Pande, Harvard Professor of Public Policy, spoke at the ‘Economic Growth and Environmental Protection through Evidence-Based Policy’ conference hosted by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago at the University of Chicago's new Delhi Center.

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EPIC-India Conference: Economic Growth and Environmental Protection through Evidence-Based Policy

EPIC-India Conference: Economic Growth and Environmental Protection through Evidence-Based Policy photo

India's government faces a daunting challenge-- how to meet the constitutional right of citizens to a clean environment without compromising economic growth?  EPIC will host its inaugural workshop in India on "Economic Growth and Environmental Protection through Evidence-Based Policy". The workshop brings together leading regulators, industrialists and researchers to drive the creation of new environmental policy to meet both goals.  Sessions cover the frontier of regulation today: advanced monitoring systems, information disclosure and emissions trading.

The conference is jointly hosted by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC); and Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard University, along with support from IFMR LEAD, the British Department for International Development’s Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence Program (BCURE), and Harvard University’s Sustainability Science Program.

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