Institute of the Environment & Sustainability

Bioeconomy and Deep Decarbonization: Lessons for the Future from a Decade of Biofuel Policies

A one-day workshop convening a group of experts to consider three topics: the broad question of the optimal use of land to meet deep decarbonization targets; the focused question of aviation and heavy-duty transportation sector, where many analysts foresee especially pressing need for low carbon liquid fuels; and to reflect on lessons learned from the last decade of experience with indirect land use change in biofuel policies—such as the competition between using lands used for carbon sequestration for production of food, fiber, and biofuels.

Politics, Ethics and Well Being in the Anthropocene

This series of events, to be held in Winter 2018, brings to UCLA two leading scholars who connect ethics, governance, changes to nature, and human systems. Jedediah Purdy teaches constitutional, environmental, and property law at Duke University . Dale Jamieson is Department Chair and Founding Director of Environmental Studies and Animal Studies, as well as Professor of Philosophy , Law, and Bioethics at New York University and is author of Love in the Anthropocene.

Earth Now

From public policy to installation art, this event explores all facets of modern environmental challenges and highlights efforts to make lives and businesses more sustainable. The program includes talks from top experts, workshops, local and national nonprofit organizations, art, a student film contest—and much more. We will highlight UCLA campus-wide sustainability while showcasing the new Luskin Conference Center and honoring the generosity of Meyer and Renee Luskin.

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