2030 U.S. Climate Goals with Frances Beinecke: Drifting further from the target—how can we get there?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 5:15pm to 6:15pm

Samberg Conference Center, 7th Floor, Salons M & I

MITEI's Fall Colloquium will be held on Wednesday, October 24. For over a decade, this annual event has brought the MIT community together to hear about an important area of energy research from a prominent thought leader addressing energy technology and related policy issues.

This year, Frances Beinecke will address the current clean energy trajectory for 2025 and delve into what will be required for the U.S. to meet its 2030 Paris Agreement commitments, from advocacy, policy, and technology perspectives.

Please note this is a public event and we will open our doors to unregistered participants 15 minutes before the event start time. To guarantee your seat, we recommend you register and arrive at least 15 minutes early.

About the speaker:

Frances Beinecke is the past president of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Under her leadership, the organization launched a strategic campaign that sharply focused NRDC's efforts on curbing global warming, moving America beyond oil, reviving the world's oceans, saving endangered wild places, stemming the tide of toxic chemicals, and advancing clean energy in China and India.

In addition to her work at NRDC, Beinecke has played a leadership role in several other environmental organizations. She currently serves on the boards of the World Resources Institute and Climate Central and is a member of the MIT Energy Initiative External Advisory Board. Beinecke holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale College and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

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