Climate Emergency: Solutions for a Clean Energy Transition
Friday & Saturday, February 28 – 29th, 2020
160 Packard Ave, Tufts University, Medford, MA

In the wake of global climate protests, record-setting fires, and increased polarization on the existence of climate change, the status quo of how the world is powered and governed must evolve. A global transition to renewable energy is vital in the battle against climate change. In this year’s Tufts Energy Conference, conference speakers and attendees will seek to answer key questions around energy policy, technology in financing necessary for such a transition.

When:                  Friday, February 28 through Saturday, February 29, 2020
Where:                Cabot Intercultural Center
                            160 Packard Avenue
                            Medford, MA

To Register:        Tickets

On Saturday, February 29, there will be a day of panels and distinguished speakers. From 10:25 – 11:25 a.m., Global Thermostat cordially invites you to come to the Carbon Negative Design Panel (Cabot 205) to hear from Graciela Chichilnisky, GT’s co-founder and CEO, among others.

Panel Participants:

  • Graciela Chichilnisky, CEO/Co-Founder of Global Thermostat
  • Bill Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy – The Fletcher School
  • Joshua Horton, Research Director, Geoengineering – Harvard Kennedy School
  • Emre Gençer, Research Scientist – MIT Initiative

The Tufts Energy Conference (TEC) is an annual event that brings together professionals, students, and experts from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to discuss critical global energy issues. The conference is organized by students from a broad range of backgrounds including engineering, international affairs, urban planning, and economics. From a two-panel event in 2006, TEC has grown into one of the largest entirely student-run energy conferences in the region, attracting nearly 300 attendees each year.

TEC is hosted by the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE). TIE provides organizational support to the conference, which is organized and executed by students. At Tufts, TIE initiates and promotes interdisciplinary environmental education, research, and outreach amongst Tufts students, staff, faculty and external partners.


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