Jun 18 – 20, 2024
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
America/Toronto timezone


Physicists for Climate Action Presentation and discussion

Jun 20, 2024, 9:00 AM
PI/3-394 - Skyroom (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)

PI/3-394 - Skyroom

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics



In the 15 years since the birth of the PSI program, addressing the consequences of climate change has become one of the greatest global challenges. Effective response requires actions on multiple fronts, and there are many opportunities for the physics community to engage in meaningful ways.

This project aims to stimulate discussion about impactful action within the physics community, with a focus on two arenas: the first, Climate-informed Science, relates to actions the research community can take to support sustainable ways of doing science. The second, Science-informed Climate action, refers to research and outreach directions that have an impact on the development of materials, policies, and education, leading to better climate outcomes.

To kickstart this, we have hosted a virtual workshop before the reunion, and have circulated a survey to gather data and raise awareness about climate impact trends within the research community. We will be running a hybrid workshop session during the reunion to stimulate further discussion about how our science and our ways of doing science can help this major global challenge.

What we hope to achieve through this project is the consolidation of a community of climate-conscious researchers, the identification of climate-mitigation strategies relevant to the physics community, and long-term outreach through e.g. web-based game development

Join virtually with the interactive zoom link: https://pitp.zoom.us/j/94233469773

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