614 Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: Wake Smith on “After Net Zero”

Mon., Sep. 27, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online

Join us for the next Energy Policy Seminar featuring Wake Smith, Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and Lecturer, Yale College. He will present "After Net Zero".

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 via the EPSS homepage.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: Frank Geels on “Understanding and Shaping the Dynamics of Low-Carbon Transitions”

Mon., Sep. 20, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online

Join us for the first Energy Policy Seminar of the 2021 Fall Semester featuring Frank Geels, Professor of System Innovation and Sustainability at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, at the University of Manchester. Professor Geels will present "Understanding and Shaping the Dynamics of Low-Carbon Transitions: Insights and examples from socio-technical transitions research." HKS Professor William Clark will moderate the discussion and Q&A.

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 via the EPSS homepage.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Imagining Collective Futures in the Amazon

Wed., Sep. 15, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This event is virtual and will be held in English and Portuguese with simultaneous translation to both languages.

What futures are in dispute in the Amazon? How can an interrelated, interdependent, and sustainable collective future for the rainforest and future generations of humans and non-humans emerge?

Speakers: Tônkyré Akrãtikatêjê (Katia Silene Valdenilson), first female leader of the Gavião Akrãtikatêjê ethnic group and Visiting Researcher at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA); Marcelo Furtado, Lemann Visiting Public Policy Fellow, ILAS-Columbia (Fall 2021); Felipe Milanez, Professor at the Institute of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

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Information Session - Open to the Public

Climate@HKS Virtual Open House

Thu., Aug. 26, 2021 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Online

Join us for an interactive session with HKS faculty teaching in climate, environment, energy, and sustainability in 2021-22. Students will learn about climate-relevant course offerings, events, research, and other engagement opportunities across the Harvard Kennedy School.

Scheduled Speakers (click on name to access faculty profile)

Sheila Jasanoff

David Keith

Henry Lee

Halla Logadottir

Dan Schrag

Afreen Siddiqi

Rob Stavins

Rand Wentworth

Click here to view the 2021-22 Climate@HKS course guide

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: Alejandro Nunez-Jimenez on "Renewable Hydrogen Potential in the EU"

Mon., May 3, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00am

Online

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program. Dr. Nuñez-Jimenez will discuss "Renewable Hydrogen Potential in the EU: Market and Geopolitical Implications of Long-Term Hydrogen Supply Strategies." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Henry Lee.

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 via the EPSS homepage.

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

Cattle graze in a pasture against a backdrop of wind turbines which are part of the 155-turbine Smoky Hill Wind Farm near Vesper, Kansas.

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Conference - Open to the Public

Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security

Fri., Apr. 23, 2021 | 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Online

Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security is a half-day conference co-sponsored by the Intelligence Project and the Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs along with the Center for Climate and Security. 

Headlined by John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, the conference will directly follow the April 22/23 Earth Day Leaders Climate Summit, and will emphasize the critical need for international cooperation and global leadership to collectively address the security threats posed by the climate crisis. We will convene senior climate experts, current and former intelligence officers, and leaders in the private sector and academia to facilitate productive dialogue and innovative solutions for combating the climate crisis. The four panels will examine climate change from a security perspective, discuss the role of the intelligence community in monitoring and mitigating the threats posed by climate change, explore new ways of thinking about international intelligence cooperation, and examine the role and contributions of the private sector.

This conference is virtual, open to the public, and free to attend.  Advanced registration is required. Please register individually for each session. 

Jökulsárlón, Iceland

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Seminar - Open to the Public

"Together towards a Sustainable Arctic": An Earth Day Dialogue with Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chair of the Arctic Council, H.E. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson

Thu., Apr. 22, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Online

Join the Arctic Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and the Polar Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for an engaging Earth Day dialogue with Iceland's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, about  Iceland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council on what is next. 

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: Juan Moreno-Cruz on "The Role of Solar Geoengineering in Climate Policy"

Mon., Apr. 19, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Juan Moreno-Cruz, Associate Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development and the Canada Research Chair in Energy Transitions at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Moreno-Cruz will discuss "The Role of Solar Geoengineering in Climate Policy." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

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 via the EPSS homepage.

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

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            Energy Policy Seminar: Marinella Davide on "Temperature and Energy Price’s Impact on Mortality in European Cities"

            Mon., Apr. 12, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

            Online

            Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring Marinella Davide, Postdoctoral Fellow with the Environment and Natural Resources Program. Dr. Davide will discuss "Temperature and Energy Price’s Impact on Mortality in European Cities." The seminar will be hosted by HKS Professor Joe Aldy.

            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 via the EPSS homepage.

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

                    Seminar - Open to the Public

                    The Challenges Ahead in Covering Environmental and Climate Justice

                    Thu., Apr. 8, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

                    Online

                    Is environmental justice finally getting more coverage, as media outlets address the disproportionate impact of serious environmental problems on communities of color, the poor and the marginalized?

                    Three leading journalists will discuss the challenges ahead in covering environmental and climate justice in the United States and around the globe: Somini Sengupta of The New York Times; Justin Worland of Time Magazine;  and Yessenia Funes of Atmos Magazine. Cristine Russell, ENRP Senior Fellow, will moderate.

                    While air, water, and toxic pollution hit vulnerable populations hardest, climate change will make the inequities even worse. The Biden Administration has promised to make environmental justice a key element of its sweeping federal climate agenda.

                    Environmental and climate justice reporting ranges from the polluted water of Flint, Michigan to the dirty air of New Delhi, bringing in-depth stories of the people most adversely impacted by where they live and work. Climate change, from extreme heat to increased flooding, will affect communities—and countries—least prepared to deal with the consequences.  The Black Lives Matter protests and COVID-19 pandemic have also been linked with concerns about environmental justice in terms of those populations at greatest health risk.

                    HKS Co-Sponsors: Belfer Center Environment & Natural Resources Program & Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public PolicyClimate, Energy & Environment PIC (CEE-PIC): A student organization at HKS