*CANCELLED* Reducing Climate Risks Through Research and Development

April 15, 2020
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Illinois Institute of Technology, Perlstein Hall Auditorium - Room 131
10 W 33rd St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

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Climate change is increasingly recognized as one of the most serious challenges facing humanity in this century. Because climate change is largely driven by the use of carbon-emitting fossil fuels that are an integral part of the modern economy, solving the climate crisis will require rapid development and deployment of new energy sources and new methods of removing carbon from the atmosphere. Doing this will require major investments of risk capital. Furthermore, to be successful, any set of climate solutions must also be consistent with an economic transition that provides opportunities to workers and communities affected by the winding down of carbon-intensive industries and practices. The combined efforts of the academic and investment worlds will be critical to limiting the rise in Earth’s temperature to a sustainable level.

Event Details

This is a partner program and is part of the 2020 WISER Distinguished Lectureship Series

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
(Light refreshments to follow lecture.)
Perlstein Hall Auditorium – Room 131
(Overflow seating will be available if necessary.)
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 W. 33rd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616