Solutions for a just and thriving planet
The climate crisis is here. It is impacting big cities and small communities in unprecedented and disproportionate ways. The crisis will continue unless we develop transdisciplinary solutions for climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience now.
With Penn State’s excellence in climate change research as the backdrop, the two-day Penn State Climate Solutions Symposium will highlight innovations from numerous disciplines through dynamic breakout sessions, keynote talks from leaders in the climate solutions space, and a poster session. The event will also feature opportunities for attendees to network with like-minded individuals who are seeking climate solutions as collaborators, funders, or implementers in the themes below.
The Climate Solutions Symposium will feature more than 60 experts from academia, industry, government, and community organizations. Join us as we network, learn, and workshop innovative and promising ideas and projects.
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Themes and Breakout Sessions
Arts & Communication
Arts and communication are important tools for raising awareness and driving action on climate change, and providing opportunities for individuals and communities to engage with the issue.
The built environment plays a critical role in mitigating and adapting to climate change by reducing emissions, improving health, and building resilience.
Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force
The Penn State Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force has made recommendations for the University to achieve 100% emissions reduction by 2035.
Change & Risk
Understanding and mitigating climate risk is essential to ensure the resilience of communities, economies, and ecosystems worldwide.
Climate security involves managing the risks of security threats exacerbated by climate change, such as resource scarcity, migration, and conflict, as well as new threats like sea-level rise and extreme weather events.
Climate solutions in energy address the generation, transmission, and patterns of energy consumption.
Finance & Business
The business and financial sectors have a crucial role to play in addressing climate change, with a range of solutions.
Climate solutions in health involve mitigating the causes of climate change and adaptations to reduce the risk to human health.
Justice & Ethics
Climate justice solutions involve addressing the disproportionate impacts of climate change and empowering communities.
Large Climate Projects at Penn State
Climate research at Penn State encompasses a wide range of disciplines and approaches, with the goal of informing effective strategies for mitigating and adapting to climate change.
Nature-based solutions include restoring and protecting forests, wetlands, and other ecosystems, as well as promoting sustainable agriculture and conservation.
Effective policies at the local, national, and international levels are necessary to drive meaningful action on climate change and create a more sustainable future.