The University of Michigan and Third Way, a public policy think tank based in Washington, DC, hold the annual Fastest Path to Zero Summit, bringing together leading climate advocates, philanthropists, labor leaders, elected officials, academics, and media from across the Midwest and the nation. It is imperative for climate and clean energy experts across disciplines to band together and center climate policies on people and communities beyond just the coasts—ensuring that our nation’s path forward on climate change will be effective, inclusive, equitable, and enduring.


Fastest Path to Zero Virtual Conference Series

In September and October of 2020, we co-hosted a four-week virtual conference series.

Stacey Abrams
Former Georgia House Democratic Leader and Founder of the Southern Economic Advancement Project Stacey Abrams discusses the need for social justice in the fight against climate change.
How We Get to Net-Zero Emissions
Highlights from the summit.



Fastest Path to Zero Summit I

On April 8, 2019, we co-hosted the inaugural summit with Third Way at the Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor.

How Does the Media Cover Climate and Clean Energy?
A panel discussion between Nathanael Johnson (Grist), Justin Worland (Time), Emily Holden (the Guardian), and Kyla Mandel (Think Progress). Moderated by Sol Hart (University of Michigan).
Remarks on Addressing Climate Change from the Perspective of Future Leaders
Featuring PhD candidates Kelsy Green of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at University of Michigan and Mikhaila Calice of the Department of Life Sciences Communication at University of Wisconsin-Madison.