MIT Climate Action Symposium: Economy-wide Deep Decarbonization, Part 2


The fourth of MIT’s six Climate Action Symposia, Economy-wide Deep Decarbonization: Beyond Electricity, was held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Topics included:

  • pathways to scalable, affordable low- to no-carbon fuels;
  • the role of biofuels, hydrogen, and long-term energy storage; and
  • large-scale capture of carbon dioxide and gigaton-scale utilization.

In Part 2, Symposium Chair Ernest Moniz moderates a panel on "electrification of transportation," with Yang Shao-Horn and John Wall.

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.