Annual Conference Videos

YCEI holds an Annual Conference every spring. Conference themes are selected and organized by Faculty and members of the Yale Climate and Energy Student Congress.

2011 YCEI Annual Conference: Technology Innovations for a Secure Energy Future

IPCC Chairman and YCEI Director Rajendra Pachauri provides context for the 2011 Conference dedicated to Technological Innovations for a Secure Energy Future.

2013 YCEI Annual Conference: Water: The Looming Crises

Matthew Huber (Purdue Climate Change Research Center), moderates a panel discussion that includes Robert DeConto, (Dept. of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherstj), Klaus Jacob, (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University), Kathleen...

Farhana Sultana is associate professor of geography at The Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She has worked on a wide range of environmental issues around the world in many different roles, including as a programme officer in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where she was responsible for a large environmental...

David Cassuto, from Pace University is moderator for a panel discussion including Professor Julie Zimmerman, Yale, Ben Grumbles, President of the U.S. Water Alliance, David Westman, Con Edison, Robert Goldstein, U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

Kerry Emanuel, an atmospheric scientist with the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences of MIT, discusses the interaction of atmospheric circulation and convection with tropical cyclones (hurricanes), and the implications of climate change.

Torgny Holmgren is executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute, a policy institute that generates knowledge and informs decision-making towards water wise policy and sustainable development. Before joining SIWI, he was Ambassador at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Head of the Department for Development...

“You can price the dam, but how do you price the drought?” William DiCroce, CEO of Veolia Energy North America, gave the dinner keynote address at the YCEI 2013 Annual Conference, Water: The Looming Crisis. Drawing on his experience as a nuclear engineer and head of one of the world’s leading utility service...