As the 2020 election approaches, climate change will be top-of-mind for many voters. To capitalize on this opportunity, it’s 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.

Join the University of Michigan and Third Way, a public policy think tank based in Washington, DC, for the second annual Fastest Path to Zero Summit, held on September 15, 22, 29, and October 6 from noon–2pm. This year, to protect the health of all those involved, the summit will be a virtual series. The summit will bring together leading climate advocates, philanthropists, labor leaders, elected officials, academics, and media from across the Midwest and the nation.


Highlights from 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.