Evidence to Action: Achieving the Net-Zero 2050 Targets (Virtual)

Date
Feb 24, 2022, 3:20 pmFeb 25, 2022, 2:30 pm
Location
Virtual
Audience
Open to the public
Event Description

About this event

This conference will bring together leading climate scientists, economists, and financial industry experts to explore the science behind the net-zero goals, optimal pathways to achieving the targets, the political and behavioral constraints, and the role of markets.

KEYNOTES: Barbara Buchner, Executive Director of the Climate Policy Initiative, and Patrick Bolton of Columbia Business School.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and Environment, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, and the High Meadows Environmental Institute.

For more information, go to: https://jrc.princeton.edu/annual-conference/2022

Program

THU, FEB 24, 2022 | The Net-Zero Targets

3:20 - 4:30 PM Session 1: Why Net Zero 2050?

  • Zelina Zaiton Ibrahim, Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Statistics, IPCC and University Putra (Malaysia)
  • Kristie Ebi, Professor, Center for Health and the Global Environment, University of Washington
  • Leon Clarke, Research Professor; Acting Director of the Center for Global Sustainability, University of Maryland
  • Detlef Van Vuuren, Professor in Integrated Assessment of Global Environmental Change, Utrecht University; Senior Researcher, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • (Moderator) Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and the High Meadows Environmental Institute; Director of the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE), Princeton University

4:40 - 5:30 PM KEYNOTE

  • Barbara Buchner, Global Managing Director; Executive Director for Climate Finance, Climate Policy Initiative

FRI, FEB 25, 2022 | Leveraging technology, policy, and markets

9:45 - 10:55 AM Session 2: How do we reach the 2050 targets?

  • Jesse Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University
  • Ilissa Ocko *13, Senior Climate Specialist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Jessika Trancik, Professor at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, MIT
  • Gunnar Luderer, Professor of Global Energy Systems Analysis, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • (Moderator) Simon Levin, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

11:00 AM - 12:10 PM Session 3: How can we shift politics, behaviors, and attitudes?

  • Connie Hedegaard, (former) EU Commissioner for Climate
  • Sarah Kapnick ’04, Managing Director, Senior Climate Scientist & Sustainability Strategist, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Felix Creutzig, Professor for Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements, Mercator Institute and Technical University Berlin
  • Moderator (TBC) Elke Weber, Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Energy & the Environment, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

12:20 - 1:10 PM KEYNOTE

  • Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

1:20 - 2:30 PM How can we leverage markets to achieve the Net-Zero 2050 targets?

  • Gernot Wagner, Clinical Associate Professor, New York University
  • Mar Reguant, Associate Professor of Economics, Northwestern University
  • Christian Gollier, Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Toulouse School of Economics
  • (Moderator) Atif Mian, John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor of Economics, Public Policy & Finance; Director, Julis Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance, Princeton University
Sponsor
Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance