Think incubator for fresh ideas, innovation, new leaders to fight warming

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 14:32 in Earth & Climate

Dhananjay Goel remembers how water had to be rationed in his grandmother’s city in north India after extreme weather events, which became more intense and regular amid worsening climate change. He decided that access to clean drinking water should be a universal human right, which eventually led to him founding DetoXyFi, a start-up based on a sustainable water filtration system made from waste wood. The candidate for dual master’s degrees at Harvard Kennedy School and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania was one of many young emerging leaders who made presentations at the Harvard Climate Leadership Summit on Monday. The event, part of the University’s inaugural Climate Action Week, was sponsored by the new Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability. It brought together students from across Schools and concentrations with private and public sector leaders to share ideas on concrete, real-world solutions. “I can imagine my grandmother right...

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