The Future of Decarbonization: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Public Service

All alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join us for a discussion on pathways to decarbonizing Virginia and the global economy.

Celebrate Earth Day by exploring how new ideas and the changemakers who implement them are making it possible to chart a pathway to eliminate greenhouse gases from the economy by mid-century. Our panelists will explore some of the ways that Hoos and others around the world are helping to make this happen.

The panel of experts, all with strong ties to UVA and its mission of informed public service, will discuss the surge in enthusiasm for rapid decarbonization on Grounds, in the private sector, and among NGOs. The conversation will focus on the central importance of innovation, entrepreneurship, and a commitment to public service, all hallmarks of Hoos everywhere.

Moderated by Larry Terry, Executive Director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA and Lecturer of Public Policy.

Panelists Include:

  • Bill Shobe, Professor of Public Policy; Adjunct Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Economic and Policy Studies, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA
  • Michael Lenox (ENGR '93, '94, PAR '24) Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration; Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer, Darden School of Business
  • Andrés Gluski (GSAS '87, '89), President and Chief Executive Officer, The AES Corporation
  • Rishiraj Das (GSAS '12), Program Officer, Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force

The Zoom event link will be sent to all registrants before the event.

Presented by UVA Clubs and the Weldon Cooper Center.

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