4th Annual ND Energy Research Symposium - Achieving Carbon Neutrality: An Emphasis on Global Partnerships and Climate Justice

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On Earth Day 2021, ND Energy is excited to announce its 4th Annual ND Energy Research Symposium titled, Achieving Carbon Neutrality: An Emphasis on Global Partnerships and Climate Justice. Building upon previous symposia, research presentations, and now the goals of the Biden/Harris Administration, we hope you will join us for this timely exploration and dialog surrounding the urgency to tackle climate change, reduce carbon emissions, and create a clean and sustainable energy future.    

During two consecutive afternoons, the symposium will consist of invited talks, a panel discussion, and two poster sessions aiming to address these goals. Speakers will present topics, issues, and strategies surrounding the following key questions and encourage open dialog to elicit important actions leading to successful outcomes. We are delighted to have research experts joining us from American UniversityGE Renewable EnergyThe Climate RegistryUniversity of California-IrvineUniversity of Michigan, and University of Texas-Austin to share their expertise and accomplishments in these areas.

  • Why is achieving carbon neutrality crucial to the mitigation of climate change?
  • What major issues and concerns might prevent us from achieving carbon neutrality?
  • What resources, tools, and methods are needed?
  • When should efforts be reevaluated to avoid unjust solutions?
  • What roles do individuals, partnerships, and alliances play in achieving carbon neutrality?
  • How do we ensure outcomes do not create adverse conditions or compromises for individuals, communities, and regions?

The panel discussion will focus on creating a sustainable regional network and the importance of partnerships in achieving long-term sustainable goals. Panelists' remarks will encompass many of the topics presented throughout the symposium. We are delighted to have Notre Dame faculty and administrators join us from the Center for Civic InnovationCenter for Sustainable EnergyNotre Dame Environmental Change InitiativePulte Institute for Global Development, and the Office of Sustainability to share their expertise and accomplishments during this important discussion.

On both days, Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral associates will present their research projects focused on sustainable and renewable energy solutions; reducing carbon emissions in built and natural environments, transportation, and manufacturing; climate justice; policy development; and more.  

For details, including the full agenda and speaker information, visit Research Symposium 2021
This event is free and open to the general public. Please register for the Zoom link by June 2.

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