3 Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: Henry Lee & Daniel Schrag on "China's Pathway to Decarbonization"

Mon., Mar. 21, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm


If the world is going to prevent the most catastrophic consequences of climate change, China, as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, must play a major role. Although its emissions are still rising, China has announced its commitment to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2060. Given its enormous coal-dependent infrastructure, large heavy manufacturing base, and rapid rate of urbanization, transitioning away from fossil fuels will be very challenging.

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Henry Lee, Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program and Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at HKS, and Daniel Schrag, Co-Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at Harvard University. Using insights from their new book, Foundations for a Low-Carbon Energy System in China, Professors Lee and Schrag will discuss the major obstacles to China's climate commitments, as well as the policy decisions it can make today to facilitate deep decarbonization several decades from now. Q&A to follow.

Attendance: This event is open to the public and hosted on Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

COP25 Madrid 2019

United Nations

Conference - Open to the Public

UN COP25: Multilateral Responses to Climate Change from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Mon., Dec. 2, 2019 | 10:00am - 1:00pm

Harvard University Center for the Environment - Fourth Floor

Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE), the Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University, and the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard (RCC) invite you for a special discussion of the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) on Monday, December 2 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. HUCE will host the day's events at 26 Oxford St. (4th floor), Cambridge, MA.

This event will take place on the inaugural day of the COP25, which will be hosted in Madrid from December 2-13. Associated COP25 events will take place around the world in partnership with the Spanish government. This Cambridge conference will feature Spain's Secretary of Energy, Jose Dominguez, and Boston's Consul General of Spain, Fernando Alvargonzalez.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Governing AI — How Do We Do It?

Wed., Jan. 30, 2019 | 8:00am - 9:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Speaker: Mr. Tommy Ahlers, Minister of Higher Education and Science, Kingdom of Denmark

Moderators: Professor John P. Holdren, Co-Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program and Professor Daniel Schrag, Co-Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program

Please join us for an open discussion over breakfast on the usage and potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and the legislative challenges that usage of such new technology entails. The minister will present the challenges that he is wrestling with in this field and afterwards open up the floor for discussion.

Please RSVP to patricia_mclaughlin@hks.harvard.edu by 4 PM, Tuesday, January 29, 2019.