Session Date-Application DeadlineProgram Fee$10,200Faculty ChairProgram Director
We are still accepting applications for this session. Please contact the program director for additional information.
Program Fee: The program fee includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals.
Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Economic Development and Public Policy Executive Certificate series.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.
Climate change is one of the most important global issues of our time, posing significant risks to the environment, the international economy, and society as a whole.
Most governments have been attempting to address climate change in various ways since at least 1992. Efforts have included cooperative initiatives though the United Nations along with policy changes at the national and subnational levels.
The Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program Climate Change and Energy: Policymaking for the Long Term is designed for policymakers and corporate leaders who want to be part of the solution to the threat of climate change. Professor Robert Stavins, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, leads this six-day, on-campus program.
In Climate Change and Energy: Policymaking for the Long Term, you will join other participants in an intellectually-stimulating learning environment to gain greater insight into climate change and the multitude of challenges it presents. Developed by Harvard Kennedy School faculty, this on-campus program is comprised of lectures, class discussions, case studies, and group work that examine new policy perspectives distilled from cutting-edge research.
This Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program on climate change will expose you to analytical tools and conceptual frameworks to help you understand:
- The scientific basis of climate change—its causes and consequences
- The economics underlying effective policy to address climate change
- The design and implementation of policies at the sub-national, national, regional (groups of nations), and global levels to address climate change
- Approaches for communities and nations to adapt to climate change and make their infrastructure more resilient in the face of a warming and disrupted climate
- The sometimes-conflicting imperatives of economic development—especially in developing countries—and of reducing emissions that cause climate change
- The nature of the transformation in energy systems that will be required to mitigate climate change
Climate Change and Energy: Policymaking for the Long Term is directed toward senior leaders of wide-ranging backgrounds and responsibilities.
Individuals who would find value in this program include:
- Government officials with responsibility for climate change and energy policy, including enhancement of infrastructure resilience
- Senior staff at intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations dealing with climate and energy
- Executives at large corporations affected by environmental or climate regulation or that manufacture products or provide services in the energy sector
- Professionals in financial, accounting, or legal services whose clients may be affected by environmental or climate regulation