Daniel Kammen - "Building a New Dialogue of Energy and Sustainability for the 21st Century"
Location:Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Audience:Open to the Public
Daniel Kammen, a distinguished professor of energy at UC Berkeley, and climate adviser to the Obama administration, will present a public talk titled, "Building a New Dialog of Energy and Sustainability for the 21st Century,” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. He was appointed the first Environment and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) fellow by Secretary of State Hilary R. Clinton in April 2010. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), co-director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. He has founded or is on the board of over 10 companies, and has served the State of California and US federal government in expert and advisory capacities.
Kammen was educated in physics at Cornell and Harvard, and held postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard. He was chair of the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson School before moving to the University of California, Berkeley. Kammen has served as a contributing or coordinating lead author on various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1999. The IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He serves on the Advisory Committee for Energy & Environment for the X-Prize Foundation.
During 2010-2011 Kammen served as the World Bank Group’s Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. He was appointed to this newly-created position in October 2010, in which he provided strategic leadership on policy, technical, and operational fronts. The aim is to enhance the operational impact of the Bank’s renewable energy and energy efficiency activities while expanding the institution’s role as an enabler of global dialogue on moving energy development to a cleaner and more sustainable pathway.
This event is co-sponsored with the School’s Program on Science, Technology and Environmental Policy.