Addressing the Global Climate Crisis: Challenges for Both Developed and Developing Economies
The seminar will discuss the nature of the climate challenge and the implications it poses for different communities and different pArts of the world. Mitigating negative impacts of human induced climate change will require an urgent transition from the current global fossil fuel-based energy economy to one based on renewable alternatives. Possibilities include wind, solar, hydro, biomass and potentially nuclear. The seminar will review options with specific attention to differences in the challenges faced by developed economies such as the US and Europe and large developing economies such as China, India and pArts of Africa. Can we chart a feasible path to net zero global carbon emissions by 2050?