Key Themes 2024
Leadership
June 10, 2024 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET
Finding Bipartisan Solutions
Main Stage, Livestream Available
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 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
Leading Equitable Change for Climate Action
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 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm ET
Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment (HACE) Panel
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 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.
Overview

While some progress has been made to stave off the worst climate change scenarios, serious consequences from climate change are already upon us. And projections of 2.5 to 3 degrees Celsius or more of warming raise the specter of much greater damages ahead.

Whether or not the world avoids these damages will largely be a question of leadership.

Climate change and the energy transition are already driving unprecedented shifts in the economy and society. These shifts present challenges and opportunities for leaders in government, the corporate world, academia, hard-to-abate sectors, and beyond.

Harvard Climate Action Week sessions will explore how different actors view leadership under climate change, and how they are grappling with the challenges presented by aggressive greenhouse gas mitigation, adaptation, energy transitions, and impacts on public health. Participants will hear from leaders in sessions exploring U.S.-China climate cooperation, tribal, city, and state leadership, Gen Z approaches to climate change, and more.