MIT Climate Action Symposium: Challenges of Climate Policy

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Building E51: Wong Auditorium 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

Chair: Richard Schmalensee, Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management and Professor of Economics Emeritus, Sloan School of Management and Department of Economics

Reception to follow


The second of MIT's six Climate Action Symposia, Challenges of Climate Policy, will be held on Tuesday, October 29. Topics will include:

  • societal impacts and policy challenges of climate change;
  • adaptations that could limit economic damages and national security risks; and
  • potential solutions to overcome domestic and international political hurdles for addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Climate Action Symposia series aims to advance our community’s understanding and expand our capacity to generate solutions for the urgent global challenge of climate change. Over the 2019-2020 academic year, the six symposia examine the current state of climate science and policy, as well as pathways for decarbonization of the global economy. We will also look at how universities can and should contribute solutions, including MIT’s efforts under our Plan for Action on Climate Change.


Schedule, speaker bios, livestream, and more:

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Stephen Ansolabehere, Harvard University

Max Auffhammer, U.C. Berkeley

Kathleen Hicks, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Henry Jacoby, MIT

Susanne Moser, Moser Research & Consulting

Andrew Steer, World Resources Institute

Leah Stokes, U.C. Santa Barbara

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Academic, Sustainability

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MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

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School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), School of Engineering (SoE), School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), Sloan School of Management (Sloan), School of Science


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