GEMS event

PESTL, together with the Penn State's Earth and Environmental Systems Institute and Center for Climate Risk Management, is hosting the Earth Talks seminar series in Fall 2019.

Energy Systems and the Dynamics of Deep Decarbonization


Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, 112 Walker Building, Penn State's University Park Campus

Achieving truly deep decarbonization is a uniquely difficult problem requiring fundamental changes in multiple interconnected systems (energy, agriculture, industry). Decisions made with the intent of avoiding the most severe climate change climatic impacts happen in the face of deep and dynamic uncertainties. Deep decarbonization decisions may also create multiple winners and losers and is thus a problem of managing social change in addition to technology transition. This Earth Talks series will invite prominent researchers to give talks on energy systems transition, negative carbon emissions, terrestrial sequestration, decision-making under uncertainty, and public policy relevant to deep decarbonization.

Fall 2019 Speakers: