Is There Hope on Climate Change? Building a Prosperous, Sustainable Society in a Warming World

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Is There Hope on Climate Change?
Building a Prosperous, Sustainable Society in a Warming World
10th December 2018, 5.30pm-7.30pm, Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium

 

The science is clear: The Earth is warming; human activity, particularly fossil fuel use and deforestation, is responsible; and climate change is already harming our prosperity, our health and our lives. The Paris climate accord calls for the world to limit warming to no more than 2°C and to strive for 1.5°C, but the world is on track for twice as much or more, risking catastrophic impacts. Can we build a clean, renewable energy system in time? What are the prospects for action now that the United States intends to withdraw from the Paris accord? What is the responsibility of the developed nations? What must the developing nations do? We’ll explore these questions with an interactive simulation developed by MIT and ClimateInteractive.org. Prof. Sterman will demonstrate how their interactive tools are being used by political leaders, policymakers, and members of the public around the world. Finally, we’ll discuss what we can each do, professionally and personally, to build a safer, sustainable world in which all can thrive.

Programme
5.30pm: Registration & Reception (Light refreshments will be served)
6.15pm: Start of Talk
7.15pm: Q&A Session

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