Massachusetts Confronts Climate Change: Action at the Intersection of Science, Technology, and Policy

January 23, 2013 3:00-5:00PM (Landau Building, Room 110)

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is deeply engaged in responding to climate variability through the Global Warming Solution Act of 2008 and a Climate Change Adaptation report released in 2011. State officials join MIT faculty for this panel discussing why a strong approach combining mitigation and adaptation is so urgently needed, and how Massachusetts is rising to the challenge. Hosted by the MIT Energy Initiative and the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.


Barbara Kates-Garnick, Undersecretary for Energy, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs


  • Kerry Emanuel, Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Michael Greenstone, Professor, MIT Department of Economics
  • Greg Watson, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
  • Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, Director of Planning, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

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