climate action accelerator
The Climate Action Accelerator will serve as a resource and partner to the full spectrum of stakeholders wrestling with the most difficult and divisive climate questions, building consensus for climate solutions grounded in Harvard’s research and expertise. The Accelerator will identify critical climate problems, home in on promising solutions, and convene the full spectrum of stakeholders who have the authority and the resources to act. It will be nonpartisan, agile in dealing with emerging issues, and trusted by stakeholders to facilitate dialogue on high-stakes and sensitive topics.
A Call to Action on Climate
The world is facing a climate emergency. Harvard University’s distinctive breadth, depth, and position as a leader in higher education give us both an opportunity and a responsibility to spur meaningful change globally and empower the next generation with hope and optimism.
Dialogue that leads to progress
The Accelerator undertakes productive engagement by conducting outreach to stakeholders—in nongovernmental organizations, corporations, social activist groups, state and local government, civil society, and affected communities—to understand their needs, interests, and positions. The outreach informs research taking place at Harvard as well as strategy for programming convenings, which typically take place at Harvard. Dialogue is expertly facilitated to ensure a constructive outcome, and the Accelerator sustains leadership and outreach after each convening, providing research, analysis, and tools that aid stakeholders in implementing solutions.