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Next in Food Sustainability and Climate Change

A close up of a hand holding rice growing in a paddy field.
Photo by Chau Doan
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The Next in Science series provides an opportunity for early-career scientists whose creative, cross-disciplinary, and cutting-edge research is thematically linked to introduce their work to non-specialists, fellow scientists, and one another.

What does climate change mean for our food systems? How do our food production and consumption habits contribute to the climate crisis? The four speakers in this year’s program will explore the complex interplay of food and climate change, challenging and illuminating our unsustainable relationships with meat and water, soil and sea. The presentations will adopt both regional and international perspectives—from the depletion of fish stocks in the United States to crop failures in rural communities in the Global South—while highlighting mitigation and adaptation strategies in these areas.


Kimberly Oremus, assistant professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware

Angela J. Rigden, assistant professor, Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine

Niki Rust, head of land, agriculture, and nature, UK Climate Change Committee

Divya Solomon, doctoral student, resource policy and behavior, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

Harvard Radcliffe Institute gratefully acknowledges the Melanie Mason Niemiec ’71 Current-Use Fund for Science, which is supporting this event.

This event is part of Harvard Climate Action Week, which gathers climate leaders and experts in pursuit of durable, effective, and equitable solutions to the climate change challenges confronting humanity. See here for more information and additional ways to participate.


Free and open to the public.

We are planning "Next in Food Sustainability and Climate Change" as a hybrid event.

Join Us in Person

To attend in person, each individual will need to register.

Join Us Online

To view this event online, individuals will need to register via Zoom.

For instructions on how to join online, see the How to Attend a Radcliffe Event on Zoom webpage.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a link and password for this meeting.

Live closed captioning will be available for the webinar.

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