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Climate Tech: PIT or Pitfall?

Two crucial conclusions can be reached from the recent IPCC Climate Change 2021 report:

1) Climate technologies will be crucially important in ongoing efforts to moderate climate change; and 2) Climate technologies will not be sufficient in such efforts. Our discussion explores both climate technologies and their potential contributions to the public interest from the perspectives of leading innovators in climate technology as well as leading thinkers in the governance of such technologies. By bringing such groups together, we hope that we bring a new technological dimension to the public interest technology (PIT) community, as well as draw insights from PIT to apply to climate tech. This talk is part of the 2021 Public Interest Technology University Network Annual Convening and is open to the public.

Moderated by Laura Helmuth, Editor in Chief of Scientific American. Immediately following this discussion the network will announce the 2021 PITUN Challenge Award Winners.

Laura Helmuth (Moderator) Scientific American, Editor in Chief
Klaus Lackner (Speaker) Arizona State University, Director of Center for Negative Carbon Emissions
Sikina Jinnah (Speaker) UC Santa Cruz, Assoicate Professor
Holly Buck (Speaker) University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability
Matthew Wallenstein (Speaker) Colorado State, Professor
Jasmine Sanders (Speaker) Our Climate, Executive Director
Janene Yazzie, (speaker) Sixth World Solutions, Director

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
9:30 - 11:15 a.m.