Key Themes 2024
Law & Policy
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
Tax Debate 2025
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 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm ET
Policy & Law Reception
Reception, In-Person Only
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 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm ET
Supporting Community-Led Climate Adaptation
Classroom Session - In-Person Only
June 11, 2024 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm ET
City and State Sustainability Practitioners Reception
Dinner Reception, In-Person Only
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 11, 2024 10:00 am – 11:00 am ET
Transitioning the Grid
Main Stage, Livestream Available
Overview

Climate change is already disrupting – in many cases severely – lives and livelihoods around the world.

In the United States, elected and appointed officials tasked with navigating climate impacts and the clean energy transition must weigh competing priorities, complex logistical questions, political differences, and a host of other factors as they seek to set durable laws and policies in the face of climate change.

Speakers and panelists at Harvard Climate Action Week will discuss the legal and policy tools available to leaders at all levels of government and business who are grappling with the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change and the clean energy transition. Sessions will also explore what can be expected from policymakers as the outcome of the 2024 election shapes U.S. federal leadership.