GLS Confronting Climate Gridlock


Confronting Climate Gridlock: How Diplomacy, Technology, and Policy Can Unlock a Clean Energy Future

Join us on Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The quest to mitigate climate change is for now gridlocked. Despite a growing number of net-zero pledges and technological breakthroughs, emissions continue to climb globally and are declining only slowly domestically. That puts Paris Agreement targets at risk.
In his new book, Confronting Climate Gridlock: How Diplomacy, Technology, and Policy Can Unlock a Clean Energy Future, atmospheric scientist and environmental engineering professor Daniel Cohan argues that diplomacy, technological innovation, and policy domestically can catalyze decarbonization globally. Combining his own expertise along with insights from more than a hundred interviews with diplomats, scholars, and clean-technology pioneers, Cohan identifies flaws in past efforts and opportunities to more effectively address climate change.
Join us as Professor Cohan introduces his book and shares an armchair conversation with Chris Tomlinson, the business columnist for the Houston Chronicle.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase courtesy of Brazos Bookstore.
The event is sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies and Graduate Liberal Studies.
6:00 pm – Presentation and conversation
7:00 pm – Book signing

This event takes place at Rice University's Hudspeth Auditorium at the Anderson-Clarke Center, located at the intersection of Stockton and University Blvd. Parking is available behind the building in West Lot 4 for a fee of $10.

About the Author
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Daniel Cohan is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University and a fellow in the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies. He is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award and the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and the book, Confronting Climate Gridlock.

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