Climate change has significant impacts on energy systems, both in terms of the availability and the demand for energy. As the climate continues to change, shifts in temperature, precipitation patterns, and extreme weather events can affect the generation and transmission of energy, while also changing the patterns of energy consumption.

The energy sector is a key contributor to climate change, accounting for a significant portion of global greenhouse gas emissions. However, there are a variety of solutions available to reduce emissions and drive the transition to a low-carbon energy system, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and carbon capture and storage.

Breakout Session: Just and Sustainable Transitions to a Low Carbon Economy

This session will present current research and action pathways toward a low carbon and just energy economy. Panelists will consist of experts and practitioners engaged in energy transitions, with a focus on the northeastern US. The ensuing moderated discussion between panelists and Q&A with audience members will outline tenets of energy justice, how it is being applied, and the critical next steps in research and practice toward more a more just and sustainable future.

Room: 207

Session Time:  Monday, May 22, 11:00 am

Session Leads:  Kaitlyn Spangler and Jennifer Baka