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

Feb 24, 2022, 3:20 pmFeb 25, 2022, 2:30 pm
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


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
Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance