ILP-MIT Joint Program Webinar: Climate-Related Physical and Transition Risks

November 17, 2020,
10:00am - 12:00pm

By invitation only

Overview

Many world regions face increasing pressures from global and regional changes in climate, population growth, urban-area expansion, and the socio-economic impacts of fossil-based development. Human interference in the global climate system contributes significantly to changes in regional and local extreme weather and climate patterns. This webinar focuses on “physical risks” that are related to damage from climate events such as floods, droughts, wind and extreme temperatures, as well as “transition risks” that arise from shifts in the political, technological, social and economic landscape that are likely to occur during the transition to a low-carbon economy.


Agenda

Print Agenda

10:00am - 10:05am


Opening Remarks

10:05am - 10:15am


Introduction and Framing

Ronald Prinn

TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
Director, Center for Global Change Science (CGCS);

10:15am - 10:35am


Assessing Physical Risks

C. Adam Schlosser

Deputy Director for Science Research, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

10:35am - 11:05am


Assessing Transition Risks

Sergey Paltsev

Deputy Director, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Senior Research Scientist, MIT Energy Initiative and MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR)
Director, Energy at Scale Center

11:05am - 11:55am


Panel Discussion with Q&A

Moderator:

Henry Jacoby

Professor of Management (Emeritus), Sloan School of Management

Jill Engel-Cox

Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis

C. Adam Schlosser

Deputy Director for Science Research, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

Sergey Paltsev

Deputy Director, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Senior Research Scientist, MIT Energy Initiative and MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR)
Director, Energy at Scale Center

Noelle Eckley Selin

Associate Professor in the Institute for Data, Systems and Society and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

11:55am - 12:00pm


Closing Remarks

 

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