Summing Up: Why is the World Waiting? · April 22, 2020
Chair: John Deutch, MIT
The last of MIT’s six Climate Action Symposia, Summing Up: Why is the World Waiting?, will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Topics will include:
- changing the organization of the U.S. climate policy-making process;
- augmenting the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change;
- assisting developing countries in combatting damage from climate change; and
- increasing the study of solar geoengineering as a back-up technology.
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.