June 10 – 14, 2024 at Harvard University & Online

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Harvard Climate Action Week

Harvard Climate Action Week invites climate experts, leaders, and stakeholders to come together and explore solutions to the most complex and challenging dimensions of the climate crisis. Events, in-person and online, dive deep into the policies, private actions, and leadership needed to drive further reductions in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. This week of events is hosted by the Climate Action Accelerator at the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard University.

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KEY THEMES 2024
Innovation
The climate crisis demands innovation from all sectors of the economy. Dive into the many ways various sectors of the economy can adjust and coordinate to rise to the challenge.
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Leadership
Delve into the complex decisions facing leaders of corporations, movements, organizations, and nations facing climate change and the clean energy transition.
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Law & Policy
Explore the legal and policy tools available to leaders at all levels of government and business who are grappling with climate change and the clean energy transition.
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Science & Technology
Hear from leading climate scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs about the scientific and technological breakthroughs that could shape our future – and what can be done to find and scale them quickly. 
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Environmental & Climate Justice
Explore solutions to the climate crisis that include, rather than exclude, and consider how climate policies can better advance climate justice.
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agenda 2024
June 10
June 10, 2024 10:00 am – 11:00 am ET
Keynote Address
Main Stage, Livestream Available
June 10, 2024 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Mitigation in Heavy Industries
Main Stage, Livestream Available
June 10, 2024 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET
Finding Bipartisan Solutions
Main Stage, Livestream Available
June 10, 2024 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
EJ Implementation with IRA Funds: Is It Working and Where Do We Go From Here?
Main Stage, Livestream Available
June 10, 2024 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Making Climate Policy: What Comes Next After the IRA?
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 10, 2024 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Mitigating Global Methane Emissions
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 10, 2024 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Solar Geoengineering – Ethics and Science
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 10, 2024 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Tax Debate 2025
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 10, 2024 4:20 pm – 5:20 pm ET
Financing New Climate Technology
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 10, 2024 4:20 pm – 5:20 pm ET
Gen Z Climate Leadership
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 10, 2024 4:20 pm – 5:20 pm ET
Leading Together: U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate Change
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 10, 2024 4:20 pm – 5:20 pm ET
The Challenge of U.S. Climate Law in the Next Five Years
Main Stage, Livestream Available
June 10, 2024 4:20 pm – 5:20 pm ET
Voluntary Carbon Markets
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 10, 2024 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm ET
Harvard Science & Engineering to Civilize a Warming World
Session followed by reception; In-Person Only
June 10, 2024 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm ET
Policy & Law Reception
Reception, In-Person Only
June 11
June 11, 2024 10:00 am – 11:00 am ET
Transitioning the Grid
Main Stage, Livestream Available
June 11, 2024 11:20 am – 12:30 pm ET
The Importance of Traditional Ecological Traditions
Main Stage, Livestream Available
June 11, 2024 1:50 pm – 2:50 pm ET
Charting a Just and Equitable Transition to Clean Buildings
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 1:50 pm – 2:50 pm ET
How Cities Are Leveraging the Food System to Advance Climate Action
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 1:50 pm – 2:50 pm ET
Leading Equitable Change for Climate Action
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 1:50 pm – 2:50 pm ET
Sustainable Climate Technologies
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm ET
Rethinking Global Climate Ambitions in the Face of Arctic Methane Emissions
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm ET
Supporting Community-Led Climate Adaptation
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm ET
Scaling Climate Financing: From Innovation to Deployment
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm ET
Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment (HACE) Panel
Main Stage, Livestream Available
June 11, 2024 | 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm ET
Closing Remarks
Main Stage, Livestream Available
June 11, 2024 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm ET
City and State Sustainability Practitioners Reception
Dinner Reception, In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm ET
Health Practitioners Reception
Dinner Reception, In-Person Only
June 12
June 12, 2024 9:00 am – 3:00 pm ET
Harvard Forest Day Trip
In-Person
Travel to the Harvard Forest. Details to be announced soon!
June 12, 2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Climate in the Newsroom: An Inside Look
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 12, 2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET
Museums as Storytellers and Conveners on Climate Change
Virtual Event
June 12, 2024 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ET
Collective Ground: Reckoning with Resource Extraction and Responsibility
Virtual Event
An interdisciplinary panel of Radcliffe Fellows discuss resource extraction and its impact on communities across the globe, with a focus on raising our ambitions for climate resilience.
June 13
June 13, 2024 8:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Harvard Climate Action Week Live: Fellows, Postdocs, and Research Scholars
All-Day Virtual Event
Join us virtually to hear from Harvard fellows, postdocs, and research scholars on the latest in their work, and to learn about the latest developments in a wide range of climate and sustainability research topics.
June 14
June 14, 2024 8:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Harvard Climate Action Week Live: Students and Recent Graduates
All-Day Virtual Event
Close out Harvard Climate Action Week by joining us for live, virtual talks presented by students and recent graduates who are driving forward the next generation of climate solutions.
Climate Action Accelerator
Updates
Tue, Apr 9, 2024
Tue, Mar 19, 2024
Wed, Mar 13, 2024