The fifth of MIT’s six Climate Action Symposia, The Role of Research Universities and MIT’s Climate Initiatives, was held virtually on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Topics included:
- how research universities can help the world deal with the climate crisis;
- initiatives being developed by MIT to reduce carbon emissions;
- how you can get involved.
In Part 1, Richard Lester welcomes the attendees, and Symposium Chairs Paula Hammond and Julie Newman introduce the event.
In Part 2, moderator Paula Hammond and panelists Melissa Nobles and John Deutch discuss "The role of research universities."
In Part 3, moderator Krystyn Van Vliet and panelists Joe Higgins and Julie Newman discuss "MIT’s low-carbon campus and test bed."
In Part 4, Maria Zuber delivers reflections on climate action at MIT.