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Belfer Building at the Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Bezos Earth Fund Executive Leon Clarke Discusses Decarbonization, Climate Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

Leon Clarke, the director of decarbonization pathways at the Bezos Earth Fund, spoke about decarbonization and philanthropy at the Harvard Kennedy School on Monday.

David Rockefeller Center
Government

Experts Discuss Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainability at Salata Institute Discussion

Cornell applied economics professor Prabhu L. Pingali and Nigerian Conservation Foundation director Joseph D. Onoja discussed climate sustainability at the Center for Government and International Studies Tuesday.

Harvard Forest Canopy
University

Harvard’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Flatline for Seventh Straight Year in 2022

Harvard’s campus net greenhouse gas emissions continued to flatline for the seventh straight year in 2022, as the University experienced its first full year of normal functioning since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dean Parkes Interview
FAS Administration

Harvard SEAS Dean Parkes Outlines AI and Climate Change as Major Priorities for School

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean David C. Parkes shared plans to prioritize artificial intelligence and climate change during his first Crimson interview as the school’s new dean on Thursday.

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IOP

‘Small But Mighty’: Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon Talks Energy, Economic Goals at Harvard IOP Forum

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon discussed the future of the state’s climate response and economy at a JFK Jr. Forum event at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics Monday evening.

Harvard Forest Foliage
Environment

Stanford Woods Institute Director Discusses Western Wildfire Risks and Impacts at Harvard Forest Talk

Chris B. Field ’75, the director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, discussed changes in wildfire risk on the West Coast at a Friday lecture.

Salata Institute
University

Harvard Salata Institute Funds 14 New Climate Research Projects Through Seed Grant Program

Harvard’s Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability announced the first cohort of awards for its Seed Grant Program last week, funding 14 interdisciplinary climate projects across the University.

Harvard Forest Trees
University

Harvard’s Updated Sustainability Plan Garners Optimistic Responses from Student Climate Activists

Harvard’s renewed sustainability action plan drew largely positive feedback from student climate organization leaders, who commended the plan’s holistic approach while hoping the University follows through on its goals.

Salata Institute
FAS

Harvard Salata Institute Launches Interdisciplinary Research Cluster to Lower Methane Emissions

Harvard’s Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability launched a major initiative in July to lower global methane emissions as part of its Climate Research Clusters Program.

Cambridge City Hall in the Summer
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Passes Green New Deal Policy Limiting Emissions from Large Buildings

The Cambridge City Council passed the final component of the Green New Deal for Cambridge Monday, concluding a yearslong effort to enact a package of environmental policies long championed by progressive legislators and activists in the city.

Science and Engineering Complex
Research

Harvard-China Project Hosts Webinar on China’s Carbon Neutral Transition

Xinyu Chen, a professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, discussed the current state and future of China’s carbon neutral transition in a virtual lecture Wednesday morning.

Barker Center
Research

Academics Discuss Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Adaptation at Mahindra Humanities Center

University of Washington Bothell Earth Sciences professor Margaret H. Redsteer discussed the role of Indigenous knowledge in climate adaptation during a lecture hosted by the Mahindra Humanities Center on Thursday.

Green New Deal Rally Crowd
Cambridge

Cambridge Residents and Activists Rally at City Hall for Green New Deal Proposal

More than 70 Cambridge residents and activists gathered in front of Cambridge City Hall Wednesday afternoon in support of Cambridge Green New Deal policies that would mandate emissions reductions from large commercial buildings.

Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center
Harvard Kennedy School

Environmental Policy Experts Discuss China’s Coal Transition at Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Event

Environmental policy experts discussed China’s energy policies and pledges during an event at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Monday.

Harvard Law School - HLS
Harvard Law School

‘Father of Environmental Justice’ Robert Bullard Honored by Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society

The Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society presented Robert D. Bullard with the Horizon Award in an award ceremony Tuesday evening.

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