Princeton University Hosts New Jersey Climate Policy Forum

 New Jersey Climate “Building” Forum Stakeholders included Brandon Castro, Work Environment Council of NJ, Julianne Cort, The Climate Mobilization, Scott Fischer, Ciel Power LLC, Senator Linda Greenstein, Molly Jones, Sustainable Princeton, and Trina Mallik, The Nature Conservancy. Also pictured are Buildings Forum Co-Moderators Sam Moore and Scott Loverich, and Attendant Hannah To.

New Jersey Climate “Building” Forum Stakeholders included Brandon Castro, Work Environment Council of NJ, Julianne Cort, The Climate Mobilization, Scott Fischer, Ciel Power LLC, Senator Linda Greenstein, Molly Jones, Sustainable Princeton, and Trina Mallik, The Nature Conservancy. Also pictured are Buildings Forum Co-Moderators Sam Moore and Scott Loverich, and Attendant Hannah To.

A student led New Jersey Climate Policy Forum took place this weekend at Princeton University to answer the question; “what policies should New Jersey pass in the next 10 years in order to achieve its 2050 emissions goals?”

The forum, hosted by Princeton University, and organized by The Princeton Student Climate Initiative, sought to understand the perspectives of a diverse group of stakeholders on eight different topics including; long-term emission reductions, transportation, buildings, economic transition, coastal resiliency, and solid waste. Invited guests included representatives sustainability groups academia, labor, business, energy, government, and environmental justice sectors.

The forum is intended to be used as a launchpad for the creation of a summary report designed to help policymakers charged with formulating New Jersey’s 2019 Energy Master Plan, a strategic vision for the production, distribution, consumption, and conservation of energy in the State of New Jersey.

Ciel Power LLC Managing Member, Scott Fischer, joined the “Buildings” Round Table discussion, one of eight parallel discussions taking place at the full-day event. Other invited stakeholders included on the “Buildings” panel included Brandon Castro, Work Environment Council, Julianne Cort, The Climate Mobilization, Senator Linda Greenstein, Molly Jones, Sustainable Princeton, and Trina Mallik, The Nature Conservancy.