Green Mortgages and the Net Zero Transformation

Date: 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Zoom

HKS M-RCBG Senior Fellow Megan Greene and members of the Regenerative Crisis Response Committee will bring together financial regulatory and economic policy experts to examine the emerging green mortgage market.

HKS M-RCBG Senior Fellow Megan Greene and members of the Regenerative Crisis Response Committee will bring together financial regulatory and economic policy experts to examine the emerging green mortgage market.

An expert panel consisting of Sarah Bloom Raskin (Duke University School of Law), Adam Tooze (Columbia University), and Megan Greene (Harvard Kennedy School), moderated by Jennifer Silvi (RCRC Secretariat), will discuss the green mortgage opportunity and how we might scale the sector.

Often overlooked as a main contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), home energy consumption accounted for nearly 20% of total US emissions in 2020. It would be impossible to meet the US goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 without the rapid decarbonization of the US building stock, and green mortgages present an opportunity to do just that. What are the present obstacles to making green mortgages mainstream? How might we rapidly scale these programs in a socially equitable way?

Register in advance. Visit the event page for more information. 

Contact: susan_gill@hks.harvard.edu