14 June 2018 - 15 June 2018
Hilton Hotel, San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, CA ⠀⠀⠀

ClimateWorks Foundation 2050 Today

Nebojsa Nakicenovic, IIASA deputy director general and deputy CEO, and research scholar Joeri Rogelj, will be participating at the ClimateWorks Foundation's "2050 Today" event, which will engage partners to identify priorities for today that set us up to achieve close to net zero emissions by mid-century.

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2050 Today” is a strategy meeting designed to provide input on our 2050 Philanthropic Priorities for Climate Action. This meeting will cover a range of topics related to deep decarbonization, electrification, carbon removal/carbon sinks, innovation, and the transitions needed to achieve net-zero emissions globally by mid-century. It will bring together experts, grantees, and funders interested in exploring 2050 strategies and outcomes.

The aim is to spark new thinking and generate a shared understanding of how to accelerate progress toward 2050 goals across an ecosystem of partners, highlight the connections across programmatic work, and inform current program strategies.

On June 14th, Nakicenovic will be participating in an introductory discussion session in which he and other senior climate research directors will assess the state of our understanding of what progress needs to be made to achieve close to net zero greenhouse gas emissions as early as 2050. They will also discuss where the best opportunities for philanthropy are, and how evolving socioeconomic and geopolitical contexts might affect those actions.

Later on the same day Rogelj will participate in a discussion session with experts across the spectrum of government, civil society, and private-sector actors about the strengths and obstacles for each player in collaboration with each other to accelerate the rate of change toward the mid-century goals. Attendees will leave the session with ideas for a shared approach to setting and realizing 2050 goals, and what new partnerships and collaborations might be important as the world undergoes rapid changes between now and mid-century.


Hilton Hotel San Francisco, Financial District

750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

The meeting is invitation only and registration has closed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact .

About Research Partner: ClimateWorks Foundation

ClimateWorks Foundation is a team of researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grant-makers who are committed to climate action and believe in the power of collective philanthropy. 

A non-governmental organization that works globally, ClimateWorks collaborates with funders, regional and research partners, and other climate leaders to strengthen philanthropy’s response to climate change.

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Last edited: 13 June 2018


Nebojsa Nakicenovic

Emeritus Research Scholar

Integrated Assessment and Climate Change

Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions

T +43(0) 2236 807 411


Joeri Rogelj

Senior Research Scholar

Integrated Assessment and Climate Change

Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions

T +43(0) 2236 807 393

2050 Today

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