Sergey Paltsev


Director, Energy-at-Scale Center

Dr. Sergey Paltsev is a Director of the MIT Energy-at-Scale Center, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT Energy Initiative, and a Deputy Director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. He is the lead modeler in charge of the MIT Economic Projection and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model of the world economy. Dr. Paltsev is an author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and books in the area of energy economics, climate policy, transport, advanced energy technologies, and international trade. Sergey was a Lead Author of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is a recipient of the 2012 Pyke Johnson Award (by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, USA, for the best paper in the area of planning and environment). 

SESSIONS WITH Sergey Paltsev

Thursday, 4 March

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 07:30 pm - 04/mar/2021 08:00 pm

    Lyceum Lab

    Scaling Up Low-carbon Energy: Economic, geopolitical & environmental impacts

    Workshop Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Decarbonization Pathways
    Many world regions face increasing pressures from global and regional changes in climate, population growth, urban-area expansion, and the socio-economic impacts of fossil-based development. One of the global community’s most significant contemporary challenges is the need to satisfy growing energy demand while simultaneously achieving very significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Massive scaling is required for low-carbon technologies to make a substantial contribution to future global energy needs. Transition risks arise from shifts in the political, technological, social, and economic landscape that are likely to occur during the transition to a low-carbon economy. This session examines barriers for deployment of low-carbon energy and explores opportunities to accelerate decarbonization efforts.