In 2020, Joe Biden ran for president on the most ambitious climate action platform of any major presidential candidate in U.S. history. Since taking office, Biden’s administration has delivered several significant climate victories, including passing the Inflation Reduction Act and the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Despite these advances, further efforts will be required to meet the United States’ ambitious climate commitments: a 50 percent reduction in emissions below 2005 levels by 2030, 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2035, and net-zero emissions economy-wide by 2050.
Please join us for a conversation with Nat Keohane (PhD 2001), President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and former Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate under President Barack Obama. Keohane will discuss the opportunities and challenges of building on recent progress in U.S. climate policy, as well as the actions that must be taken in the United States and globally to get on track for net zero by mid-century. Professor Henry Lee, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, will moderate the conversation.
This event is part of Harvard Climate Action Week, which gathers climate leaders and experts in pursuit of durable, effective, and equitable solutions to the climate change challenges confronting humanity.
Admission: This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required for in-person attendance. Non-Harvard University ID holders must check in at the Wexner security desk upon arrival. The event will also be streamed via Zoom.
Accessibility: To request disability accommodations or for questions about access, please contact Elizabeth Hanlon (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance of the session.
Sponsors: This event is co-sponsored by the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment, and the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability.
Speakers and Presenters
Nat Keohane, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment, Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability