The purpose of the 2017 GPC event, a collaborative effort between AGU and its partners, is:
- Bring together leaders from diverse fields and backgrounds to exchange new ideas that lead to longer-term solutions for our world.
- Produce a set of next step actions that can break down barriers between science, policy, private, and public sectors.
This year’s event is being held in partnership with:
- The American Geophysical Union, a nonprofit, nonpartisan scientific society with the mission to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.
- Carnegie Mellon University, a global research university known for its world-class, interdisciplinary programs: arts, business, computing, engineering, humanities, policy and science.
- Washington & Jefferson College, a private liberal arts and sciences college focused on student success
If you are interested in participating or learning more, we encourage you to sign up for our mailing list or request an invitation to attend the 2017 event. If you are interested in becoming a partner for this year’s event, please contact the GPC team at email@example.com.
Work that Informs GeoPolicy Connect:
Among those previous and ongoing efforts that have informed this GeoPolicy Connect event are a workshop hosted by the Nature Conservancy and Carnegie Mellon University, titled “Advancing the Next Generation of Environmental Practices for Shale Development”; the Center for Responsible Shale Development, which brings together environmental and gas industry leaders to drive innovation and improve shale development practices in the Appalachian Basin by establishing voluntary performance standards and a certification process; the Shale Gas Roundtable, a three-year University of Pittsburgh initiative that brought together cross-sector stakeholders to better support environmental protection, community quality of life and economic development goals; and the Shale Gas Knowledge Hub Initiative at the Washington and Jefferson College’s Center for Energy Policy and Management, which serves as a source of reliable, impartial information about shale gas development in Pennsylvania.