Wakefield, MA– Anbaric announced today the company will sponsor the upcoming 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit taking place February 10-12 in Tempe, Arizona. Presented by Second Nature and International Endowments Network, this summit is the premier gathering of a select group of higher education leaders committed to driving our nation’s climate action.
Soam Goel, Lead Partner of Distributed Energy at Anbaric will join the closing plenary on Thursday, February 12 at 2:50pm to discuss the topic, Getting There in Time: Public Policy, Private Investment & Higher Education’s Leadership Role in Climate Change. “With 20 million students and many of the nation’s future leaders, colleges and universities are taking on the leadership mantle in responding to climate change. Given the significant commitments to decarbonization, it is no longer about “if” or “when”, but it is about “how”. Anbaric’s Smart Energy Campus offering will help universities answer the “how” with expertise and capital to meet these bold targets in a financially sustainable manner,” said Goel.
“Our signatories have taken important steps to meet near-term climate commitments and are now determining how to fully decarbonize their campuses within university resource constraints. Anbaric brings a unique perspective on the role of public-private partnerships in funding and carrying out the types of large, complex projects needed to create carbon-free, resilient campuses” said Eric Howard, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Second Nature. “We are thrilled to have Anbaric as a sponsor our 2019 Climate Leadership Summit.”
For additional information on the conference including registration, visit higheredclimatesummit.org.
Anbaric creates and builds electric businesses of the future. Anbaric’s financial partner is the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. With a focus on transmission and distributed energy, Anbaric creates new entities that transform old energy systems into more effective and resilient ones with an emphasis on clean energy. For more information visit www.anbaric.com
About Second Nature and the Climate Leadership Network
Second Nature is committed to accelerating climate action in, and through, higher education. This is accomplished by mobilizing a diverse array of higher education institutions to act on bold climate commitments, scale campus climate initiatives, and create innovative climate solutions. Second Nature aims to align, amplify, and bridge the sector’s efforts with other global leaders to advance urgent climate priorities.
The Climate Leadership Commitments are a signature program of Second Nature and include a Carbon Commitment (focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions), a Resilience Commitment (focused on climate adaptation and building community capacity), and a Climate Commitment that integrates both. The Climate Leadership Network comprises almost 600 colleges and universities in every state and the District of Columbia who have committed to take action on climate and prepare students through research and education to solve the challenges of the 21st century. Learn more at: secondnature.org.