Climate Research Workshops

The Salata Institute’s Climate Research Workshops bring Harvard University faculty together to present and discuss recent climate-related research papers and scholarly publications. Under Chatham House Rule, Faculty will learn about current research taking place across Harvard, engage in interdisciplinary dialogues, and forge connections and research collaborations. The Spring 2024 Workshops focused on climate adaptation, and were led by the Salata Institute’s Climate Research Cluster on Climate Adaptation in the Gulf of Guinea. The Fall 2024 Program will be announced in August of this year. All workshops are held in-person at Harvard Kennedy School. Review the Spring 2024 lunchtime workshop series events below.



Past SessionsSpring 2024

Climate Change and Planetary Health Equity 

Thursday, February 1, 2024: 1:15 – 2:30 PM

Presenters: Elizabeth Willetts, Visiting Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Fishing Livelihoods along the Gulf of Guinea: The Threat from Ocean Warming

Thursday, February 8, 2024: 1:15 – 2:30 PM

Presenter: Robert Paarlberg, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College; Associate in the Sustainability Science Program at the Harvard Kennedy School; and an Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center

Quantifying the Impact of Climate Change on Health in South Asia 

Thursday, February 22, 2024: 1:15 – 2:30 PM

Presenters: Dr. Caroline Buckee, Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Atmospheric Greenhouse Gases and Pollutants, and the Link to Environmental Justice 

Thursday, March 7, 2024: 1:15 – 2:30 PM

Presenters: Steven C. Wofsy, Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences 

Climate Finance in Africa: Mitigation, Compensation, Adaptation 

Thursday, March 21, 2024: 1:15 – 2:30 PM

Presenter: John Macomber, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Critical Landscapes: A Fieldwork Approach to Climate Change Adaptation

Thursday, April 4, 2024: 1:15 – 2:30 PM

Presenter: Gareth Doherty, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Where Science, Policy, and Politics Collide: The Urban and Regional Challenges of Sea-level Rise in the Nile River Valley

Thursday, April 18, 2024: 1:15 – 2:30 PM


Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Jerry Mitrovica, Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Mahmoud Adel H. Hassan, Professor of Geography and GIS, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR), Alexandria University 

Mohamed Abdrabo, Professor of Environmental Economics and Head of Alexandria Research Centre for Adaptation to Climate Change (ARCA), Alexandria University, Egypt 

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