Sustainability Science Program

Research Frontiers in Sustainability Science: Integrative Regional Initiatives in China, Brazil, and India

Harvard Faculty Club
19 September, 2011

Sustainability Science Program, Harvard Kennedy School
and

Italy’s Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea

A central challenge for sustainability science is to develop an integrated understanding of how sectoral initiatives for sustainability can compete with and complement one another in particular regional contexts.  This Forum will present emerging ideas on integrated regional initiatives for governing the complex interactions of environment and development drawing on work underway and planned in Harvard’s Sustainability Science Program and exploring opportunities for collaboration with colleagues based in China, Brazil, and India.

Welcome and Introduction

William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development, Harvard Kennedy School

David Ellwood, Dean, Harvard Kennedy School, USA

Corrado Clini, Director General for Sustainable Development, Climate and Energy, Italy’s Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea

Regional Challenges  of Sustainability Science

Chair: William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development, Harvard Kennedy School

China Initiative

Sustainability, Energy and China [slides]
Leader: Henry Lee, Jassim M. Jaidah Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Harvard Kennedy School    

The “China Model” and its Tensions on Energy, Natural Resources and Environment
CHEN Ling, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University

Water Research at Tsinghua University [slides]
Can WANG, Professor and Director, Research Center for International Environmental Policy, School of Environment, Tsinghua University

Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics, Harvard University

Discussion

Brazil Initiative

The Future of the Amazonian Hydrologic Cycle
Leader: Paul Moorcroft, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Amazonian Hydrologic Cycle with the Expansion of Agriculture and Changing Climate [slides]
Marcos Heil Costa, Professor of Climatology and Environmental Modeling at the Federal University of Viçosa, and Coordinator of Brazil’s Climate Change Research Program, Ministry of Science and Technology

José Goldemberg, Professor, Instituto de Eletrotécnica e Energia, Universidade de São Paulo; Former Brazilian Secretary of Science and Technology, Minister of Education, and Secretary of the Environment               

Mario Garnero, Chairman, BrazilInvest 

Merilee Grindle, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School

Discussion

India  Initiative

Evaluating an Emissions Trading System with Three Indian States [slides]
Leader: Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School   

A Case for a Pilot Emissions Trading Scheme in India [slides]
R.N Jindal, Additional Director, India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests

Pilot Emissions Trading Scheme for Air Pollutants in India [slides]
Ajay Deshpande, Regional Officer and I/C Zonal Officer for the Pollution Assessment Monitoring and Surveillance, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board 

Emissions Trading and  Sustainable Development [slides]
Brian McLean, Former Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs, US Environmental Protection Agency

Harvard and India: The broader Research Context [slides]
Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School  

Discussion

Innovation Cross-cutting Initiative

Innovation and Access for Sustainable Development
Leader: Michael Kremer, Gates Professor of Developing Countries and Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University

Innovation and Sustainable Development Public Policy Proposals and Implications for Research [slides]
Giovanni Tria, President, Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione and Head, Centre for Economic and International Studies, University of Rome Tor Vergata 

Marcos Prado Troyjo, Founder, Center for Business Diplomacy; Co-director, BRICLab at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs; Vice-President, Strategic Advisory Board of Brasilinvest

William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development, Harvard Kennedy School

Discussion

Closing Comments

List of speakers

CHEN Ling, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, China [chenling@tsinghua.edu.cn]

William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development, Harvard Kennedy School, USA [william_clark@harvard.edu]

Corrado Clini, Director General for Sustainable Development, Climate and Energy, Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea, Italy [clini.corrado@minambiente.it]

Marcos Heil Costa, Professor of Climatology and Environmental Modeling, Federal University of Viçosa, and Coordinator of the Climate Change Research Program, Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil [mhcosta@ufv.br]

Ajay Deshpande, Regional Officer and I/C Zonal Officer for the Pollution Assessment Monitoring and Surveillance, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, India [dhana9@yahoo.co.in]

David Ellwood, Dean, Harvard Kennedy School, USA [david_ellwood@harvard.edu]

Mario Garnero, Chairman, BrazilInvest, Brazil [mg@brasilinvest.com.br]

José Goldemberg, Professor, Instituto de Eletrotécnica e Energia, Universidade de São Paulo; Former Brazilian Secretary of Science and Technology, Minister of Education, and Secretary of the Environment, Brazil [goldemb@iee.usp.br]

Merilee Grindle, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School, USA [merilee_grindle@harvard.edu]

R.N. Jindal, Additional Director, Ministry of Environment and Forests, India [ram.jindal@nic.in]

Michael Kremer, Gates Professor of Developing Countries and Professor of Economics, Harvard University, USA [mkremer@fas.harvard.edu]

Henry Lee, Jassim M. Jaidah Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Harvard Kennedy School, USA [henry_lee@harvard.edu]

Brian McLean, Former Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs, US Environmental Protection Agency, USA [brian.mclean@alumni.upenn.edu]

Paul Moorcroft, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, USA [paul_moorcroft@harvard.edu]

Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy, and Professor of Physics, Harvard University, USA [venkatesh_narayanamurti@hks.harvard.edu]

Rohini Pande, Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, USA [rohini_pande@harvard.edu]

Giovanni Tria, President, Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione and Head, Centre for Economic and International Studies, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy [g.tria@sspa.it]

Marcos Prado Troyjo, Founder, Center for Business Diplomacy; Co-director, BRICLab at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs; Vice-President, Strategic Advisory Board of Brasilinvest, Brazil [marcos.troyjo@gmail.com]

Can Wang, Professor and Director, Research Center for International Environmental Policy, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China [canwang@tsinghua.edu.cn]

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