At a workshop hosted by Harvard, leaders of the global effort to track methane emissions with satellite technology discussed how to coordinate their technical approaches and other opportunities for collaboration.
The Salata Institute Student Council advises the Institute on its education-related initiatives. The purpose of these initiatives is to ensure that Harvard education prepares students for leadership in confronting the climate and related environmental challenges of today and in the future. The initiatives include both curricular and co-curricular programs. Applications open September 14, 2023.
The Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard University solicits proposals for funding under its Seed Grant Program in Climate and Sustainability. Proposals will be considered three times per year, with deadlines of the second Friday of January, May, and September.
Widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption is critical to confronting climate change – but a lack of sufficient public charging infrastructure is holding many potential EV drivers back. A team of researchers from Harvard and the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research will work to accelerate progress on public EV charging.
The Salata Institute Fellows Program accepts exceptional academics and practitioners working on climate change and sustainability for the purpose of supporting their scholarship or professional development. Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will open on January 15.
The Salata Institute’s Initiative to Reduce Global Methane Emissions released its second Research Brief in July 2023, titled “Methane and Trade: Paving the Way for Enhanced Global Cooperation on Climate Change.” The paper on which the brief is based was published recently by Catherine Wolfram, an External Collaborator of the Initiative, and colleagues.
Catherine Wolfram, an External Collaborator of the Salata Institute’s methane initiative, has completed a policy brief, with colleagues, addressing relationships among methane-emissions reduction, trade policy, and broader climate-change policy. The paper was released by the Peterson Institute for International Economics. The paper is copyrighted by PIIE, and the Salata Institute is grateful for permission from PIIE to reference it here.
Harvard University scientists have developed and are preparing to launch a new satellite that uses breakthrough technology to detect and measure methane leaks. The technology promises to make a significant contribution in limiting climate change, as methane is a greenhouse gas whose warming potential is more than 80 times greater than that of carbon dioxide.
The Harvard Initiative to Reduce Global Methane Emissions released its first publication in May 2023: a Research Brief titled “Updating Estimates of Methane Emissions: The Case of China.” The Brief summarizes research by Professor Daniel Jacob and postdoctoral fellow Zichong Chen, atmospheric scientists at Harvard University, and their colleagues on satellite-based detection and attribution of methane emissions.