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Climate Change and Energy: Policy Making for the Long Term

Program Session(s):
October 15, 2017 - October 20, 2017

Application Deadline(s):
August 15, 2017

Program Fee:$8,500

Program fee includes: tuition, housing, curricular materials, and most meals.

Click here to see this program’s Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) alignment.

This program qualifies for an Executive Certificate and is an accredited ACCO training program.

Faculty Chair: Robert Stavins

Program Director: Caitlin Marquedant

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Global climate change is widely recognized by scientists and many policy makers as posing significant risks to the natural environment, society, and the economy. Governments have been attempting to address this challenge since at least 1992— cooperatively through the United Nations and through national and subnational policy. Many governments are also making plans to adapt to the climate change that is already likely to occur.

Climate Change and Energy Policy—a new Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program—will convene U.S. and international policymakers and corporate leaders to address the policy solutions and implications of one of the most critical global public policy issues of our time. This state-of-the-art program will provide deep insight into the science, economics, and policy of climate change—and into related topics involving energy production and use. Participants will engage with leading experts and have an opportunity for productive interaction with their peers.

** Click here to watch Professor Robert Stavins' recent webcast, International Climate Change Policy after Paris. **

Harvard Kennedy School at COP-21 Paris

Harvard Kennedy School was strongly represented at the Twenty-First Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-21) Nov. 30-Dec. 11 by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, directed by Professor Robert Stavins.

Take a look at work of the Project at the COP, as well as the participation of other Harvard faculty, scholars, alumni and students attending the conference and their important research on climate change issues at


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