Mondays at 4:00 p.m. in 112 Walker Building
Achieving truly deep decarbonization is a uniquely difficult problem requiring fundamental changes in multiple interconnected systems (energy, agriculture, industry). Decisions made with the intent of avoiding the most severe climate change climatic impacts happen in the face of deep and dynamic uncertainties. Deep decarbonization decisions may also create multiple winners and losers and is thus a problem of managing social change in addition to technology transition. This Earth Talks series will invite prominent researchers to give talks on energy systems transition, negative carbon emissions, terrestrial sequestration, decision-making under uncertainty, and public policy relevant to deep decarbonization.
Kathy Dwyer Marble and Curt Marble Faculty Director for Energy, Atkinson Center for Sustainability
|"How Do We Get There from Here? The Challenge and Potential for Low-Carbon Electric Power Systems"
Chief Scientist and Battelle Fellow, Joint Global Change Research Institute
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
|"The Paris Agreement's Article 6: Estimating its potential to increase ambition"
Dean, Penn State Law and Penn State School of International Affairs
|"The Regulatory Role of Climate Change Litigation"
Director, Center for Negative Carbon Emissions
Arizona State University
|"Direct Air Capture of CO2 and the Emerging Energy Transition"
Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment
|"Deep Re-carbonization: Harnessing Photosynthesis for Negative Emissions"
Director, Climate and Environmental Sciences Division
U.S. Department of Energy
|"Federal Science and Policy Priorities - The Process Involving DOE"
Research Director, Center for Global Sustainability
University of Maryland
|"US Climate Mitigation and the Paris Agreement"
Organizing Committee Members:
Seth Blumsack and Klaus Keller