All in all, I’m really glad I decided to go to Batten, and I believe that my MPP has prepared me for an interesting and satisfying career – both through the specific skills it gave me, but also the value placed on leadership.
As part of Earth Week, the Batten School and UVA Sustainability will co-sponsor a special Batten Hour with Kevin J. Fay, a member of the UVA Board of Visitors and the CEO of the law firm Alcalde & Fay. In December 2015, Mr. Fay was part of 21st Conference of Parties in Paris where 196 countries reached a historic climate change agreement.
The Batten School Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming has recently developed the Louisiana Coastal Resilience Game. The simulation uses economic, environmental and social modeling to forecast the resilience of Louisiana wetlands over time given various policy decisions and natural weather events.
Top graduate students from across the nation will be participating in a climate change simulation competition on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at eight regional sites. The University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is hosting graduate students from the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the country.
Climate change policy analysis has focused almost exclusively on national policy and even on harmonizing climate policies across countries, implicitly assuming that the harmonization of climate policies at the subnational level would be mandated or guaranteed.