Harvard Climate Action Week

Harvard Climate Action Week

Throughout this week, May 8-12, climate experts from across Harvard

University are participating in Harvard Climate Action Week—a

celebration and acceleration of climate research, education, and engagement. Harvard

Climate Action Week will convene thousands of experts, decision-makers,

students, alumni, and scholars across campus and online.

Harvard Climate Action Week will include many events, some of which

will be livestreamed online—tune in!


Climate Symposium: Rising to the Climate Challenge

At the inaugural Harvard Climate Symposium, keynote speakers

from across academia, industry, government, and civil society will discuss the

fundamental changes that we must make to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas

emissions. This event will be

livestreamed to the Salata Institute’s homepage.


Empowerment Meeting (GEM) Conference: Growing in a Green World

Harvard University's Center for International

Development (CID) hosts its flagship Global Empowerment Meeting, where

change-makers from academia, government, business, civil society, and

philanthropy gather to share insights and develop action-focused

strategies and solutions to combat climate change.

GEM23: Growing in a Green World will explore different

dimensions of climate change, with a particular lens on both the challenges and

opportunities emerging from developing countries. 


Policy in Action: A Conversation with Nat Keohane

Nat Keohane (PhD 2001), President of the Center for

Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and former Special Assistant to the

President for Energy and Climate under President Barack Obama, will discuss the

opportunities and challenges of building on recent progress in U.S. climate

policy, as well as the actions that must be taken in the United States and

globally to get on track for net zero by mid-century. Professor Henry Lee,

Director of the Environment

and Natural Resources Program at the Belfer Center for Science and

International Affairs, will moderate the conversation.


Climate change touches every discipline we teach, research, and learn here at Harvard University—that’s why every School at Harvard is home to students and scholars working to meet the climate challenge. Visit the Climate@HKS website to learn how HKS experts are tackling climate policy, this week and beyond.