Net Zero by 2050

Net Zero by 2050: Carbon Dioxide removal and the UN Special Report on 1.5C

The 2019 Polson Institute

 'Future of Development' Symposium

Ithaca, New York

March 8th, 2019


Join us on March 8th in Ithaca, New York to explore the many challenges of developing radical solutions, including carbon dioxide removal technologies, to address a warming world.

This is the second annual ‘Future of Development’ Symposium, and the first in a run of events focusing on the grand societal challenges of climate change.


Schedule of Events

Presentations & Panel Discussions

2:00-2:10pm   Welcome and Introduction

Jack Zinda, Assistant Professor, Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University

2:10-2:40pm   Keynote Address

Natalie Mahowald, Irving Porter Church Professor of Engineering, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty Director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University

2:40-3:00pm    Robin Chazdon, Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast and Executive Director of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

3:00-3:00pm    Erin Burns, Associate Policy Director at Carbon 180

3:20-3:40pm   Wil Burns, Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy at American University

3:40-4:10pm    Coffee break

4:10-4:30pm    Ben Cashore, Professor of Environmental Governance and Political Science at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

4:30-5:30pm    Q&A

Facilitated by Christian Elliott, Program and Communications Associate, Department of Development Sociology





The Details

Join us!


B25 Warren Hall

Cornell University, 14850

Ithaca, NY

Date and Time

Friday, March 8th, 2018

2:00pm to 5:30pm