9 Events

Special Series - Open to the Public

The Impact of Pollution on Planetary Health: Emergence of an Underappreciated Risk Factor

Wed., Apr. 12, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

To Be Announced

Dr. Philip J. Landrigan, Professor of Environmental Medicine/Public Health and Pediatrics and Dean for Global Health in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses pollution as the world's largest health problem, leading to 10 million premature deaths annually, three times as many as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.

Special Series - Open to the Public

Keeping Our Cool: Promoting Green Technologies to Combat Climate Change

Wed., May 4, 2011 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Nye A, B, & C, 5th Floor

Join a conversation with the members of Refrigerants, Naturally! about how corporations, NGOs and government can work together to make substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in a time of political austerity and contention. In the absence of binding international climate agreements, who will lead the charge to save the planet?

European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard during a press conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, May 26, 2010.

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Special Series - Open to the Public

Europe's View on International Climate Policy

Mon., Sep. 20, 2010 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Nye A, B, & C, 5th Floor

Connie Hedegaard was appointed in February 2010 as the first European Commissioner for Climate Action.  Previously, she was the Danish Minister for Climate and Energy, in which position she hosted the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009.

RSVP to Trudi_Bostian@hks.harvard.edu

Tokyo Tower is lit orange in the Tokyo skyline before turning off its lights, Mar. 27, 2010. Tokyo Tower turned off the lights later for 1 hour during the annual Earth Hour, calling for a binding pact to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

AP Photo

Seminar - Open to the Public

International Climate Change Policy: Next Steps for Japan and the World

Tue., Apr. 13, 2010 | 9:30am - 10:45am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Room 332

The Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements is pleased to host a special seminar with Ambassador Makio Miyagawa. Ambassador Miyagawa is Japan's deputy chief negotiator in the United Nations Convention on Climate Change and other forums. He is a career foreign service officer who has represented Japan in senior positions for two decades, and as such, is uniquely positioned to provide analysis and discussion of Japan's role in crafting a post-Copenhagen agenda for a new international climate policy architecture.

Refreshments will be served.


Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, and Staff

Prospects for the Upcoming UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen: Seminar with Ambassador Friis Petersen

Tue., Nov. 10, 2009 | 2:00pm - 3:15pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

In December, Denmark hosts the 15th UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties in Copenhagen.  This meeting is especially significant as countries come together to advance a successor to the Kyoto agreement. Denmark's Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Friis Petersen will discuss the prospects for a new international climate change agreement and potential outcomes in Copenhagen.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Climate Change: Is Economics the Source of the Problem or the Key to the Solution?

Mon., Dec. 3, 2007 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Economics is often at the center of the climate change storm. Some blame economists and economic thinking for the problem or for overemphasizing material goods at the expense of intangible environmental well-being. Others feel that it is only through economic thinking that we can get past rhetoric and acutally do something to solve the climate change problem. This talks looks at both sides of the issue.