Engagement with the Fossil Fuel Industry: Opportunities, Challenges, and Risks

Session ID#: 27197

Session Description:
Over the next several years, decisions made and actions taken by major oil, gas, and coal companies will have a significant impact on the trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions.  Earth and climate scientists are now engaging in diverse ways with fossil fuel industry leaders and shareholders to provide scientific guidance to inform plans for operating within a carbon-constrained world. What can the geosciences community learn from their experience? What are the opportunities, challenges and risks of different forms of engagement? This session will include perspectives of scientists working in leadership positions within industry, as well those in academic, government and non-profit institutions.
Primary Convener:  Gretchen T Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
Convener:  James J McCarthy, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Peter C Frumhoff, Union of Concerned Scientists Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, United States and Brenda Ekwurzel, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC, United States
Geoffrey Supran, Harvard University, History of Science, Cambridge, MA, United States and Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University, History of Science, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States
Benjamin Franta, Stanford University, History, Stanford, CA, United States and Geoffrey Supran, Harvard University, History of Science, Cambridge, MA, United States
Greg Muttitt1, Steven Kretzmann2, Lorne Stockman3, Kelly Trout2 and Alex Doukas2, (1)Oil Change International, Research Director, London, United Kingdom, (2)Oil Change International, Washington, DC, United States, (3)Oil Change International, Roanoke, VA, United States

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