Experts from around the world convened at GW on Oct. 21 to describe the climate change challenges and opportunities faced by individuals, organizations and societies. The George Washington University Institute for Sustainability Research, Education and Policy hosted the panel moderated by Mark Starik, director of the Institute for Sustainability and chair of the GW School of Business’ Department of Strategic Management & Public Policy.
Featured speakers included Neville Williams, founder of Standard Solar and formerly of Solar Electric Light Fund; Linda Yarr, director of partnerships for International Strategies in Asia; Taryn Sullivan, GW alumna and founder of Efficiency Exchange, an energy auditing company specializing in Chinese factories; and Friedo Sielemann, counselor on environment and energy for the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. Williams spoke about his experience bringing solar-powered electricity to remote African villages. Yarr described her work in introducing sustainable cooking fuels in underprivileged urban and rural areas of Asia. Sullivan described how she founded a niche company to promote energy efficiency in Chinese factories by working with the government there as well as American multinational corporations based in China. Sielemann spoke about the challenges and solutions for energy management in Germany and the European Union.
Posted by gwsb on November 1, 2010 | Filed under: GWSB News.