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Tufts Energy Conference: Cooperation for Climate Stability
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 5:00 PM to Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 4:15 PM
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419 Boston AveMedford , MA 02155
On October 8, 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a stark warning: limiting global warming to 1.5C will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” In fact, the IPCC concluded that “the next few years are probably the most important in our history.”
Implementing the sweeping changes recommended by the IPCC is an enormous challenge. It will require billions of dollars of funding, as well as coordination between stakeholders across the fields of policy, economics, engineering, banking, transportation, electric generation, and more. That’s why the 14th annual Tufts Energy Conference theme is Cooperation for Climate Stability. Our goal is to take one small step toward concerted climate action by bringing all of those stakeholders into the same place to tackle some of the most formidable hurdles to success.
The IPCC’s findings bring immediacy to our conversation. Our focus is on a ten-year time horizon. We want to explore what we have already done, what lessons we can learn from our successes and failures, and how we can apply all of that toward accomplishing the “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented” short-run changes called for by the IPCC. We are excited for the chance to work with all of our sponsors and speakers to create an enjoyable and informative experience for all of our attendees.