• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Erin Mayfield


Hodgson Family Assistant Professor of Engineering

Dr. Erin Mayfield is the Hodgson Family Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College in the Thayer School of Engineering. Her research is in the areas of sustainable systems engineering and public policy. The aim of her research is to develop computational decision support tools to address real-world problems and facilitate multi-stakeholder decision-making processes. Mayfield has participated in several large-scale collaborations on infrastructure transitions, including the Net-Zero America Project and the REPEAT Project, and currently serves as a co-author of the Fifth National Climate Assessment. Her research is regularly covered in national and local media such as the New York Times, The Atlantic, and National Public Radio. Mayfield has received several awards for her research such as the Rob Socolow Best Paper Award, American Chemical Society Editor's Choice Award, and the Herbert L. Toor Doctoral Research Award. Prior to academia, Mayfield was a practitioner working with and in vulnerable communities on hazardous waste remediation, environmental litigation, and infrastructure planning. She has also held positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Congress, Princeton University, and Environmental Law Institute. She received her doctoral degree in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, masters in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and bachelors in environmental science from Rutgers University.

Sessions With Erin Mayfield

Tuesday, 7 March

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 08:30 pm - 08/mar/2023 09:00 pm

    The Current State of Climate Change

    Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    2022 Emissions Gap Report issued by the UN in October 2022 highlighted that policies currently in place point to a 2.8°C temperature rise by the end of the century. Implementation of the current pledges will make only a negligible difference. Extreme heatwaves, drought and devastating flooding have affected millions and cost billions in 2022—those least responsible for climate change are suffering the most—as was seen with the flooding in Pakistan and the long-running drought in the Horn of Africa. In this conversation we will discuss: Are goals of the Paris Climate Agreement out of reach now? What would you do to bend the global GHG emission curve within this decade? Why has there been so little progress on adaptation finance when millions of people are already facing acute impacts of climate change?