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Announcement - Managing the Atom Project, Belfer Center

Managing the Atom Welcomes Francesca Giovannini as its New Executive Director

| Nov. 23, 2020

The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) is pleased to welcome Francesca Giovannini as its new Executive Director.  With more than a decade-long career in international security, nuclear non-proliferation, and multilateral diplomacy, Ms. Giovannini brings to MTA an exceptional mix of professional skills, robust nuclear expertise, and an extensive network of diplomatic, political and technological partnerships.

Members of the Clean Water for Carolina Kids team conduct water sampling. (Photo courtesy of RTI)

RTI

News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School’s 2020 Roy Award for Environmental Partnerships Celebrates Clean Water for Carolina Kids

Nov. 18, 2020

In a virtual ceremony today, the Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center presented its coveted bi-annual Roy Award for Environmental Partnership to Clean Water for Carolina Kids, a public-private partnership in North Carolina that protects children from exposure to lead from drinking water at childcare centers and schools. The ceremony was followed by a panel discussion, “Coalitions for Environmental Health and Justice: Lessons from the 2020 Roy Award.”  

Wind turbines in desert

NREL/Dennis Schroeder

News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Former White House Advisor Jason Bordoff Analyzes Prospects for Green Energy Investments in the Biden-Harris Administration in HPCA Virtual Forum

    Author:
  • Doug Gavel
| Nov. 13, 2020

Former White House advisor Jason Bordoff, professor and founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), says the incoming Biden-Harris Administration will have the opportunity to both lift the nation out of recession and combat global climate change by crafting a thoughtful economic stimulus plan containing a significant green energy investment component.

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The 2020 Arctic Innovation Lab

Nov. 03, 2020

Since 2014, the Arctic Innovation Lab has brought together students, politicians, and leaders from across the globe to discuss innovative solutions to Arctic challenges. The Lab’s goal is to build a global community of innovators, that can help contribute to solutions in this fast-changing place on our planet.

Since its founding the event has brought together hundreds of people from around the circumpolar Arctic and beyond for the annual pitch competition, usually held at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland. This year the COVID-19 pandemic stopped the Arctic Circle Assembly from convening, but it couldn’t stop the Arctic Innovation Lab from going forward. 

Convened by the Arctic Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, this year’s event brought together 17 students from seven universities to share their innovative ideas for a better Arctic. 

wind farm

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News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Harvard Project Conducts Research Workshop on China’s National Carbon Pricing System

    Author:
  • Robert C. Stowe
| Oct. 28, 2020

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements conducted a research workshop on October 14 – 15, 2020 titled “China’s National Carbon-Pricing System: Challenges and Opportunities.” Tsinghua University’s Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy — directed by Professor Zhang Xiliang — co-organized the workshop. The Harvard Global Institute provided major support for the project. The workshop was conducted virtually over Zoom.

A woman casts her ballot on the first day of early voting in a recently-shuttered store at Oak Park Mall Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Overland Park, Kan.

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

Announcement - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Iran’s Reported Election Meddling: How We Can Defend Against Influence Operations

| Oct. 22, 2020

In light of these tactics and known interference, we must seek authoritative sources of information throughout this election season, report incidents that seem to confuse voting facts, and recognize our own role in responding to these types of attacks.

Solar photovoltaic panels on the State Capitol Building, Carson City, Nevada, 5/22/2009.

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News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Joseph Aldy Shares his Thoughts on Incorporating Green Energy into an Economic Stimulus Package: Lessons Learned from the 2009 Recovery Act

    Author:
  • Doug Gavel
| Oct. 20, 2020

As Congress and the Trump Administration continue discussions surrounding a second major COVID-19 economic relief bill, many observers are arguing that any eventual economic recovery package ought to include green energy initiatives to help the United States move along a path toward a zero-carbon emissions future.  Drawing upon his White House experience, Joseph Aldy, professor of the practice of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and formerly a Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment during the Obama Administration, shared his perspectives on October 19 on lessons learned from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that policymakers can apply to future economic stimulus negotiations.

During a live fireside chat, Ash Carter and WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson spoke with Tech Spotlight recipients about how their innovations serve the public good.

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News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Belfer Center’s Technology and Public Purpose Project Spotlights Outstanding Technologies for Public Good

| Oct. 15, 2020

In its inaugural Tech Spotlight recognition ceremony today, TAPP celebrated three outstanding technologies that represent the best in responsible development and deployment of technology for the public good.