Sustainable Columbia at Decarbonization and Urban Institutions Panel
March 29, 2023
Over half of the world’s population lives in cities and accounts for roughly 60% of the world’s GHG emissions, presenting both great opportunities and unique challenges for cities and the higher education institutions therein to address climate change. On March 21, Jessica Prata from the Office of Sustainability participated in an Energy Week @ Penn panel discussion on the role of higher education institutions in Boston (MIT), New York City (Columbia), and Philadelphia (Penn) and how these institutions are advancing decarbonization efforts in the context of their communities.
The panel was moderated by Katherine Leonetti; Chief of Staff, City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability. Speakers included Nina Morris: Director, University of Pennsylvania's Office of Sustainability, Julie Newman: Lecturer of Environmental Planning and Sustainability, MIT and Jessica Prata: Assistant Vice President of the Office of Sustainability, Columbia University.