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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Climate & Environmental 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
Tackling Hard to Abate Sectors
Main Stage, Livestream Available
June 10, 2024 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET
Finding Bipartisan Solutions to the Climate Crisis
Main Stage, Livestream Available
June 10, 2024 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
US Climate Policy Post-IRA
Main Stage, Livestream Available
June 10, 2024 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
EJ Implementation with IRA funds: Is It Working?
Main Stage, Livestream Available
June 10, 2024 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Strategies for 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
Opportunities for a Carbon Tax in 2025
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 10, 2024 4:20 pm – 5:20 pm ET
Blended Finance: A Whole-System Approach to Climate Finance
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 4:20 pm – 5:20 pm ET
Public Schools as Climate Leaders
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 10, 2024 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm ET
Harvard Science & Engineering to Navigate a Warming World
Session followed by reception; In-Person Only
June 11
June 11, 2024 9:00 am – 10:00 am ET
Gen Z Climate Leadership
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
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
Rethinking Global Climate Ambitions in the Face of Arctic Methane Emissions
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
Supporting Community-Led Climate Adaptation
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm ET
Moving from Innovation to Deployment: Overcoming The Challenges of Scaling Climate Infrastructure
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 | 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm ET
Indigenous Leadership in Raising Global Climate Ambition
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 | 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm ET
Partnering to Scale a Healthier, Sustainable Built Environment
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm ET
What Could Go Wrong?
Classroom Session – In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm ET
Harvard Alumni Leading Climate Solutions
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
Reception, In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm ET
Harvard Climate & Health Mixer
Reception, In-Person Only
June 12
June 12, 2024 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Harvard Forest Day Trip
In-Person
Travel to the Harvard Forest. Details to be announced soon!
June 12, 2024 9:00 am – 6:00 pm ET
Urban EV Charging for All – Leading Cities Roundtable
Invitation only.
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 10:00 am – 11:30 am ET
Cop 28 and Beyond: Climate Relief and Recovery: Paths to Peace
Virtual Event
June 12, 2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET
Museums as Storytellers and Conveners on Climate Change
Virtual Event
June 12, 2024 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm ET
Integrated Methane Inversion: A user-friendly tool for monitoring emissions with satellite data
Virtual Event
June 12, 2024 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
Raising Our Ambitions for a Just Climate Future
Virtual Event
Join us for an interdisciplinary panel of Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellows to explore how leading researchers and policymakers are collaborating to raise our ambitions for climate action and climate justice while effecting change.
June 13
June 13, 2024 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET
HCAW Live @ The Studio
All-Day Virtual Event
Join us virtually to hear from Harvard University fellows, postdocs, graduates, and students 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 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
HCAW Live @ The Studio
All-Day Virtual Event
Join us virtually to hear from Harvard University fellows, postdocs, graduates, and students on the latest in their work, and to learn about the latest developments in a wide range of climate and sustainability research topics.
Climate Action Accelerator
Updates
Tue, Apr 9, 2024
Tue, Mar 19, 2024
Wed, Mar 13, 2024