Postponed: MIT Climate Action Symposium: Summing Up: Why is the World Waiting?

Due to concerns over the potential for large gatherings to lead to the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, MIT is postponing the remaining two Climate Action Symposia. The symposia will be rescheduled; the new dates will be announced on once they have been determined. We appreciate your interest in the symposia and look forward to seeing you at the events when they take place. Please contact with any questions.

Postponed: new date TBD.


2019-2020 MIT Climate Action Symposia Series

The last of MIT's six Climate Action Symposia, Summing Up: Why is the World Waiting?, will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Topics will include:

  • changing the organization of the U.S. climate policy-making process;
  • augmenting the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change;
  • assisting developing countries in combatting damage from climate change; and
  • increasing the study of solar geoengineering as a back-up technology.

The Climate Action Symposia series aims to advance our community’s understanding and expand our capacity to generate solutions for the urgent global challenge of climate change. Over the 2019-2020 academic year, the six symposia examine the current state of climate science and policy, as well as pathways for decarbonization of the global economy. We will also look at how universities can and should contribute solutions, including MIT’s efforts under our Plan for Action on Climate Change.

Schedule, speaker bios, livestream, and more will be available at