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Getting to Net-Zero: Climate Challenges and Solutions
October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Karl Hausker, senior fellow at the World Resources Institute’s Climate Program, will discuss the challenges to the “net-zero emissions” goal and ways to overcome them. The event, “Getting to Net-Zero: Climate Challenges and Solutions,” will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium, 360 W. Louther St. The event is free and open to the public. Face coverings are required.
Drawing on his analyses of pathways to net-zero, Hausker will discuss how these approaches can resolve ongoing debates regarding the roles of renewables and nuclear power and how the public and private sectors can play a role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. He also will discuss the economic risks involved in transitioning to the “net-zero emissions” goal.
At the World Resource Institute, Hausker oversees projects including analysis and modeling of electricity market design, the social cost of carbon, as well as climate mitigation and net-zero pathways. Working for more than three decades in the fields of climate change, energy and environment, he has led climate policy analysis and modeling projects for the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the Western Climate Initiative and the California Air Resources Board. In addition, he was a vice president at ICF International from 2007-2013. Previously, he served as a deputy director at Center for Climate Strategies and as principal at Hagler Bailley, one of the industry-leading energy consulting firms.