The Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability
The mission of the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability is to develop and promote durable, effective, and equitable solutions to the climate change challenges confronting humanity. The institute serves as a fulcrum for collaboration across Harvard’s many areas of expertise. Together, we pursue practical, real-world solutions that address all aspects of the climate crisis and engage directly with governments, businesses, NGOs, and communities to collaboratively implement them. Funding Policy – Central to the Institute’s mission is moving our economy away from fossil fuels to one that is based on sustainable clean energy sources. If we can’t accomplish that goal globally, all the other climate challenges we face become worse. The Salata Institute will not accept funds from, or partner with, any company that does not share the goal of moving our global economy away from fossil fuels.
The gift that made the institute possible
“Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. It is a crisis whose impact will affect our children and many generations to come, and we have a responsibility to them to do everything we can to address it” – Melanie and Jean Salata
The Inaugural Harvard Climate Symposium
The inaugural Harvard Climate Symposium, hosted by the Climate Action Accelerator at the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability, brought together over 500 leaders from across academia, business, government, and civil society to advance those changes.
Climate Research Clusters
Research projects represent interdisciplinary efforts to take on climate problems that are narrow enough to ensure concrete solutions, but broad enough to ensure significant progress in meeting the world’s climate challenge.
The Climate Action Accelerator
The Climate Action Accelerator will serve as a resource and partner to the full spectrum of stakeholders wrestling with the most difficult and divisive climate questions, building consensus for climate solutions grounded in Harvard’s research and expertise.
The Accelerator will identify critical climate problems, home in on promising solutions, and convene the full spectrum of stakeholders who have the authority and the resources to act. It will be nonpartisan, agile in dealing with emerging issues, and trusted by stakeholders to facilitate dialogue on high-stakes and sensitive topics.
THE ACCELERATOR IN ACTION
New Harvard-MIT Initiative: Driving Towards Seamless Public EV Charging
Salata Institute Funds 14 Climate Projects
John Kerry Speaks at the Harvard Climate Symposium
THE SALATA TEAM
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