MIT recently had an event assessing the outcome of the Cop15 Climate Conference. It was a pretty positive spin on things. It sounded like a very interesting talk, and I will post the video when it becomes available. Panelists include Ernest Moniz, MIT Energy Initiative Director, Robert Stavins, professor of business and government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Michael Greenstone, MIT Environmental Economist who was chief economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisors for the past year, Steven Ansolabehere, professor of political science at MIT and Harvard, Edward Steinfeld, director of the MIT-China program and associate professor of political science, and Henry Jacoby, co-director of MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and professor of management at MIT Sloan.
We had Michael Greenstone speak at the Big Picture Panel event, and Ed Steinfeld was my China policy professor.