Date(s) - 02/27/2018
11:00 am PDT - 12:00 pm PDT
ICLEI USA is partnering with Truman Project to host a webinar training on energy and climate intersections with national security.
Energy and climate change policy are not only questions of economics, environmentalism, and social justice—they also matter to national security practitioners. This training gives an overview of the threats climate change and single-source dependence on unsustainable energy present to the United States and what steps the military has taken to mitigate them. Participants will walk away with an understanding of how our military and national security leaders are leading the way on resilience efforts at home and technological adaptations in the field to keep our men and women in uniform—and the populations they deploy to protect—safe from a changing climate. Furthermore, each training will provide tailored opportunities for participants to engage on these issues on the local level.
Jon Gensler is the founder of Revive Energy, a veteran owned and operated small business bringing the promise of advanced energy jobs to the south, currently operating in Middle Tennessee. Prior to starting this newest venture, Jon worked across the clean energy spectrum, spanning solar energy development with the Dept of Defense and public sector entities in New York State, working for the Dept of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), and mentoring several early stage energy tech start-ups in battery tech, advanced bio-fuels, and unique solar applications. Jon served as an officer in the US Army from 2000-2005, primarily in the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment in Fort Carson, CO, and deployed to the Middle East twice post 9/11. He is the Board Vice Chair for the American Resilience Project, a fellow with the Truman National Security Project, a former chapter director for Environmental Entrepreneurs, and always working on bringing the promise of the energy future to rural America, where he is from. While he holds degrees from the US Military Academy, MIT, and Harvard, he remains a proud native of West Virginia, and currently lives, works, and plays in Nashville with his wife and two children.
Please register for Energy and Climate Security 101 on Feb 27, 2018 1:00 PM CST at: