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BW+10: The Tenth Anniversary of the Behavioral Wedge

February 28-March 1, 2019
Flynn Auditorium

Sponsored by

Vanderbilt University Law School
Energy, Environment & Land Use Program
Climate Change Research Network
Vanderbilt Institute for Energy & Environment
Watch live: https://law.vanderbilt.edu/livestream.php

 

Thursday, February 28

8:30 am

Welcome, Introduction and Agenda

Michael Vandenbergh | Vanderbilt University Law School

Jonathan Gilligan | Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Vanderbilt University

9:00 am

Panel 1: Technical Potential – Developments in the Expert and Public Understanding of Household Energy Use and Carbon Emissions

Moderator : Jonathan Gilligan | Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Vanderbilt University

Panelists (all panel presentations limited to 10 minutes):

Shahzeen Attari | School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Lesley Herrmann | E3 Innovate

Jack Barkenbus | Vanderbilt Institute for Energy & Environment, Vanderbilt University

Chien-fei Chen | Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electrical Energy Transmission Networks ( CURENT ), University of Tennessee 

10:30 am

Break  

10:45 am

 

Panel 2: Behavioral Plasticity – Developments in the Understanding of Household Energy and Climate Behavior: Direct Effects

Moderator:Janet Swim | Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

Panelists:

Alex Maki | American Psychological Association Congressional Fellow

Heather Truelove | Department of Psychology, University of North Florida

Kim Wolske | Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Kaitlin Toner Raimi | Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

12:15 pm

Lunch Keynote address

The Behavioral Wedge: The Role of Interdisciplinary Collaborations  

Tom Dietz | Michigan State University

1:15 pm

Panel 3: Behavioral Plasticity – Developments in the Understanding of Household Energy and Climate Behavior: Indirect Effects

Moderator: Paul Stern| SERI-US

Panelists:

Edgar Hertwich| School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University (by video)

Diana Ivanova | School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (by video)

Kristian Nielsen | Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business School (by video)

Ash Gillis| Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

Amanda Carrico | Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado at Boulder

3:00 pm

Break

3:15 pm

Panel 4: Initiative Feasibility – Developments in the Deployment of Household Initiatives and the Understanding of Initiative Feasibility

Moderator : Michael Vandenbergh | Vanderbilt University Law School  

Panelists:

John Dernbach | Widener University Law School

Alex Maki | American Psychological Association Congressional Fellow

Nives Dolšak | Department of Political Science, University of Washington

Tom Lyon | Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

David Hess | Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University

Friday, March 1

8:30 am

Welcome and Presentation of Private Sector Wedge Proposal

Michael Vandenbergh | Vanderbilt University Law School

Jonathan Gilligan | Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, Vanderbilt University

9:00 am

Panel 5: Methods for Identifying Sectoral and Cross-Cutting Opportunities for a Private Sector Wedge

Moderator: Tom Dietz| Michigan State University

Panelists :

Wendy Jacobs | Harvard Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School

Steph Tai | University of Wisconsin Law School

Sarah Light| Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (by video)

Ryan Trahan | Law Offices of Ryan Trahan

Jeff Gowdy | President, J. Gowdy Consulting, and Member, Science Based Targets Technical Advisory Group

David Gardiner | President, David Gardiner & Associates (by video)

ZdravkaTzankova | Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University

 

10:45 am

Break

11:00 am

Panel 6: Appetite for a Private Sector Wedge Initiative Among NGOs and Corporations

Moderator: Michael Lesnick | Senior Partner, Meridian Institute

Panelists :

Gary Garfield | former CEO, Bridgestone Firestone Americas

Lou Leonard | Senior Vice President, Climate Change and Energy, WWF 

Jon Johnson| Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas; Founder and Chairman of the Board, The Sustainability Consortium

Jeffrey A. Smith | Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP; Co-Director, Fordham Law School Sustainability Initiative

 

12:30 pm

Lunch Pick-Up and Return to Meeting Room

12:45 pm

Panel 7: Structure and Management of a Private Sector Wedge Initiative

Moderators: Michael Vandenbergh & Jonathan Gilligan| Vanderbilt University

Panelists :

Toby Warden| Board Director, NAS Board on Environmental Change & Society

Paul Stern| President, SERI-US

Jay Pendergrass | Vice President for Publications and Programs, Environmental Law Institute

Katharine Jacobs | Director, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, University of Arizona (by video)

LeRoy Paddock | Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies, George Washington University Law School (by video)

Michael Gerrard | Columbia Law School (by video)


If you have questions, please contact Rae Torres.