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Climate Data + Modeling for the Financial Sector

Vanessa Burbano, Corporate Engagement Director, LEAP; Sidney Taurel Associate Professor of Management at Columbia Business School, Columbia University
Julius Busecke, Manager of Data and Computing, LEAP, Senior Staff Associate, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia University
Jeremy Freeman, Executive Director, CarbonPlan
Kata Martin, Product Lead, CarbonPlan
David Carlin, Head of Risk UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative
Event by: Columbia University LEAP Science & Technology Center and the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative
2 hours

01:30 PM - 03:30 PM EDT
Columbia Business School , 645 West 130th Street, Geffen Hall, 5th Floor, Room 570 New York, NY 10027
Private event

New York City,
United States


Learning the Earth with Artificial Intelligence & Physics (LEAP) is an NSF-funded Science and Technology Center (STC) launched in 2021 with the mission to increase the reliability, utility, and reach of climate projections through the integration of climate and data sciences. Driven by a collaboration between Columbia University, NYU, University of California Irvine, Teachers College, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, NCAR, and NASA-GISS, LEAP works with the nation’s top climate research laboratories and major computing organizations to optimally utilize the wealth of data available for climate modeling in order to better predict the future and positively impact society’s ability to adapt to climate change. 

Together with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and CarbonPlan, LEAP presents this workshop to introduce the LEAP Center, its research and vision, and to invite participants into an exploration of the suite of climate modeling and data visualization tools and resources currently being developed by the LEAP team. During the workshop, participants will: 

1. Learn about climate data + modeling; 

2. Engage in hands-on demonstrations and; 

3. Begin to identify how LEAP’s resources can address their needs. 

The LEAP team will also create space for feedback that will assist in refining these tools and resources for the most effective and vital application by financial institutions, government entities, and community organizations. The workshop will include UNEP FI facilitators and a post-workshop write-up for participants. 

[Space at this event is limited; if you're interested in registering, please email Molly Lopez at [email protected]].