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Seminar - Open to the Public

Crafting Climate Policy That Sticks: An Arctic Case Study

Tue., May 14, 2024 | 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Climate change transcends terms of office and demands steadfast policy responses. The Arctic, which is warming three to four times faster than the rest of the world, is at the forefront of the climate crisis. Communities in the region are witnessing profound disruptions to their daily lives and livelihoods as their environment rapidly transforms.

Join us for a deep dive into how durable policies are critical for building the resilience communities impacted by climate change. The discussion will draw out lessons from the implementation of the U.S. Arctic Strategy, featuring insights from officials from the White House and the Department of Interior, climate scientists, and local leaders who are directly engaged in translating policy commitments into action. Learn how the strides made through this strategy are not just responding to current challenges but are setting the groundwork for a resilient future for the Arctic and all communities facing the impacts of climate change.

RSVP required. A Harvard University ID is required for in-person attendance; all are welcome to attend on Zoom. For questions or to request accessibility accommodations, contact Elizabeth Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu).

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: "Carbon Abatement Costs of Green Hydrogen Across End-Use Sectors"

Mon., Apr. 22, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Roxana Shafiee, Environmental Fellow in the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Shafiee will give a talk on "Carbon Abatement Costs of Green Hydrogen Across End-Use Sectors." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Registration: RSVP required. A Harvard University ID is required for in-person attendance; all are welcome to attend via Zoom.

Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

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

Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: "Frosted Tips: An Alternative Rationale for Solar Geoengineering"

Mon., Apr. 15, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Wake Smith, Research Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and Lecturer at the Yale School of the Environment. Smith will give a talk on "Frosted Tips: An Alternative Rationale for Solar Geoengineering." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Registration: RSVP required. A Harvard University ID is required for in-person attendance; all are welcome to attend via Zoom.

Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

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

Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: "Reflections on Global Climate Change Policy"

Mon., Apr. 8, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Todd Stern, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. In a fireside chat with Professor Joseph Aldy, Stern will give a talk on "Reflections on Global Climate Change Policy." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Registration: RSVP required. A Harvard University ID is required for in-person attendance; all are welcome to attend via Zoom.

Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

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

Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: "Planning the Mid-transition for Just and Sustainable Decarbonization"

Mon., Apr. 1, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Emily Grubert, Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Policy and of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Grubert will give a talk on "Planning the Mid-transition for Just and Sustainable Decarbonization." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Registration: RSVP required. A Harvard University ID is required for in-person attendance; all are welcome to attend via Zoom.

Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

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

Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

Seminar - Open to the Public

Can Lessons from Earth’s Past Help Us Survive Our Current Climate Crisis? A Talk with Renowned Scientist Michael Mann

Thu., Mar. 28, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

In his latest book, Our Fragile Moment, award-winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann explores innovative approaches to combating climate change by examining Earth’s climate history and how the planet has coped with - and survived - extreme events in the past. Climate variability has at times created new opportunities for innovation. Mann argues that the greatest threat to meaningful action today is not denialism but despair among those who feel it is too late to do anything about rising temperatures and seas resulting from fossil fuel consumption. While the window is narrowing, he believes there is still time to take significant political, societal and technological steps to avert catastrophic global climate change.

Henry Lee, Director of the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, will provide introductory remarks. Cristine Russell, ENRP Senior Fellow, will moderate. Q&A to follow. Lunch will be provided (please arrive at 11:45). 

RSVP required. This event will be held in a hybrid format. A Harvard University ID is required for in-person attendance; all are welcome to attend via Zoom.

Sponsors: The Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Arctic Initiative at the Belfer Center; the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability; the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; the HKS Climate, Energy, and Environment Professional Interest Council

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu). 

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: “The Future of Resource Adequacy in a Decarbonized Grid"

Mon., Mar. 25, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar series featuring Conleigh Byers, an Environmental Fellow hosted by the Harvard University Center for the Environment and the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program. Byers will give a talk on “The Future of Resource Adequacy in a Decarbonized Grid.” Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Registration: RSVP required. A Harvard University ID is required for in-person attendance; all are welcome to attend via Zoom. 

Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

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

Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar "Making Climate Policy: Why the Inflation Reduction Act Passed"

Mon., Mar. 18, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar series featuring Leah Stokes, Anton Vonk Associate Professor of Environmental Politics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Stokes will give a talk on “Making Climate Policy: Why the Inflation Reduction Act Passed.” Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Registration: No RSVP is required. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

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

Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: "U.S. International Climate and Energy Policy"

Mon., Mar. 4, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Sarah Ladislaw, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Climate and Energy of the U.S. National Security Council. Ladislaw will give a talk on "U.S. International Climate and Energy Policy." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

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

Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: "Advancing Equitable Clean Technology Investment"

Mon., Feb. 26, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Jahi Wise, Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Wise will give a talk on "Advancing Equitable Clean Technology Investment." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

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

Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability