484 Events

Special Series - Open to the Public

Global Sustainable Bioenergy

Wed., May 3, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Bell Hall

*Video available*

Across energy, agricultural and forestry landscapes, the production of biomass for energy has emerged as a controversial driver of land use change and climate mitigation. The panel will discuss the myths and realities of the bioenergy expansion and new policy strategies to promote bioenergy in the context of the sustainable development goals.

Special Series - Open to the Public

Sustainable Development Goals: An Agenda for All

Wed., Apr. 26, 2017 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

Rosemary Kalapurakal joins us for a talk on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Rosemary is UNDP’s Lead Advisor on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She has twenty years of experience working on development issues with the United Nations and civil society around the world. She leads the coordination efforts of multiple UN partners and external stakeholders in terms of the SDGs. 

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.


Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, and Staff

Amsterdam’s Transition to a Circular Economy

Tue., Mar. 7, 2017 | 12:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Rubenstein Building, Room 415

Join us for a discussion with Jacqueline Cramer, Professor of Sustainable Innovation at Utrecht University and former Dutch Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning (2007-2010), about Amsterdam’s transition to a circular economy, including accelerating renewable energy, high-value recycling, and closing supply chains.

Lunch will be served

Co-Sponsored by the Energy and Environment PIC

Juliet Eilperin

The Washington Post

Seminar - Open to the Public

Seismic Shift: Climate, Energy & the Media in the Age of Trump

Tue., Feb. 14, 2017 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

Bell Hall

A talk and discussion with two distinguished Washington Post reporters at the center of coverage of the Trump & Obama Administrations, Congress, U.S. and international climate, environment, and energy controversies.


Seminar - Open to the Public

Toxic Beauty: Environmental Justice and Workers' Rights

Mon., Nov. 14, 2016 | 5:45pm - 7:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Starr Auditorium

Join us for a conversation about promoting environmental justice and workers' rights, especially in underserved communities and with workers in often invisible positions. We will discuss these issues from the perspective of community organizing, law and advocacy, and government regulation and policy – with a focus on opportunities to collaborate across sectors.

Open to the public. RSVP here.

Special Series - Open to the Public

<em>Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier</em>

Fri., Oct. 28, 2016 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Harvard Book Store welcomes the Harvard Kennedy School's Venkatesh Narayanamurti and University of Virginia's Toluwalogo Odumosu for a discussion of their book, Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier. This event includes a book signing.

Sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and the Environment and Natural Resources Program