Weston Roundtable – Maximizing Co-Benefits of a Clean Energy Transition
Speaker: Denise Mauzerall, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
What are the opportunities to reduce emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases in China and other countries? Mauzerall will share recent research in her group on this topic, and examine the supply and demand sides of the residential, transport, power, industrial and agricultural sectors, and seek synergies between sectors to enhance reductions. Maurzerall and others quantify the co-benefits of these reductions for air quality, public health, greenhouse gas mitigation, and food security. This work seeks to inform decarbonization policy and involves rigorous technical analyses of mitigation strategies including energy, air pollution, health and economic modeling.
The Weston Roundtable is made possible by a generous donation from Roy F. Weston, a highly accomplished UW-Madison alumnus. Designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering, and policy, these interactive lectures are co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Office of Sustainability.