Date: April 5, 2021
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: Virtual seminar
Cities on the Climate Frontlines: Evaluating Urban Climate Change and Policy Responses
Speaker: Angel Hsu
Assistant professor in the Public Policy Department and Energy, Environment and Ecology Program (E3P), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Angel Hsu is an assistant professor in the Public Policy Department and Energy, Environment and Ecology Program (E3P) at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is the founder and director of the data-driven EnviroPolicy Lab, an interdisciplinary research group that innovates and applies quantitative approaches to pressing environmental issues. Her research explores the intersection of science and policy and the use of data-driven approaches to understand environmental sustainability, particularly in the areas of climate change and energy, urbanization and air quality. As a climate scientist, she is a contributing and lead author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report, as well as the 2018 UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report. She has also provided expert testimony to the U.S.-China Economic Security and Review Commission and is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. In addition to publishing in academic journals, Hsu has been committed to public outreach and was a 2018 TED Age of Amazement and 2020 TED Countdown Speaker. She also was recognized as an inaugural Grist 50 leader. She is the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Fourth Industrial Revolution and Global Public Goods. She holds a Ph.D. in environmental policy from Yale University.
This talk is part of the David Bradford Energy and Environmental Policy Seminar Series and is co-sponsored by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, High Meadows Environmental Institute, and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.