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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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MIT Wong Auditorium, 2 Amherst St., Cambridge

Climate Action Symposia: Economy-wide Deep Decarbonization

Join MIT for the fourth of six Climate Action Symposia, Economy-wide Deep Decarbonization, which will focus on pathways to scalable, affordable low- to no-carbon fuels; the role of biofuels, hydrogen, and long-term energy storage; and large-scale capture of carbon dioxide and gigaton-scale utilization.

The Climate Action Symposia series aims to advance our community’s understanding and expand our capacity to generate solutions for the urgent global challenge of climate change. Over the 2019-2020 academic year, the six symposia examine the current state of climate science and policy, as well as pathways for decarbonization of the global economy. We will also look at how universities can and should contribute solutions, including MIT’s efforts under our Plan for Action on Climate Change.

Getting our electric grid and automobile fleet to net-zero carbon emissions will be important achievements, but greater challenges remain, particularly in the industrial and transportation sectors. What are the pathways to scalable, affordable low- to no-carbon fuels? What role might advanced biofuels, hydrogen, and long-term energy storage play? Is the large-scale capture of carbon dioxide, followed by its gigaton-scale utilization, important for solving humanity’s climate crisis? Participants will tackle these questions from scientific, technological, and policy perspectives and discuss the research agenda needed to provide answers.

Speaker bios, livestream, and more will be available at climatesymposia.mit.edu.

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Center for the Environment

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