Making Decentralized Climate Action Work
Speaker: Morgan Edwards, Assistant Professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs and SAGE, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The next decade will be pivotal for climate action. While a wide array of actors are setting net zero and other climate targets, ambition must be matched with implementation. Prof. Edwards will discuss the challenges of reducing emissions in a decentralized policy landscape. Her presentation weaves together work on phasing out coal power plants, reducing methane emissions from natural gas systems, tracking energy innovation via climate-tech startups, and take-aways for how to make climate action work over the next decade and beyond.