Last month in London, The Bridge Collaborative, a global alliance of 90 organizations, including Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, released two publications to assist decision makers looking to solve big challenges facing health, development, and the environment. "We found that each sector already uses some form of evidence-based research design and action planning, but that the methods vary," said Lydia Olander, Ecosystem Services Program director at the Nicholas Institute and a member of the Bridge Collaborative's Secretariat. "Our publications provide, for the first time, principles and guidance for creating comparable results chains and a method for evaluating evidence across multiple sectors." Read the publications: Practitioner's Guide: Principles and Guidance for Cross-sector Action Planning and Evidence Evaluation and A Call to Action for Health, Environment, and Development Leaders.
Kate Konschnik, a lecturer on law and executive director of Harvard's Environmental Law Program, has been named director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute. She begins her role Dec. 1. 
Registration for Duke University's spring 2018 courses ends Nov. 13. Sign up for courses our staff are teaching on the ethical dimensions of environmental policy, climate change economics, ocean policy, and more. 
Energy Week at Duke
November 5-9, Durham, North Carolina
Annual American Water Resources Association Conference
November 5-9, Portland, Oregon
The Legal and Market Implications of the Department of Energy's Directive to FERC
In late September, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry issued a proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to establish reliability and resilience pricing for certain power plants in regional trading organization (RTO) markets. Watch a recording  of a 
webinar hosted by the Nicholas Institute and the Great Plains Institute that  unpacks the proposal and discusses the legal and market implications for FERC and one RTO, the PJM Interconnection. 
The Washington Post, Trump Administration will Propose Repealing Obama's Key Effort to Combat Climate Change
The Chronicle, 'Still a Valuable Act': Professors Discuss North Carolina's Commitment to U.S. Climate Alliance
TechCrunch Researchers Propose an Open 'Internet of Water' Tracking Use, Quality and Costs
CBS, Where are the Jobs being Created in Clean Energy?

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