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LESC brings together technical experts, world-leading scientists, engineers, and sectors from business, academia, and civil society to share knowledge, identify bottlenecks, and prioritize future research

LESC at COP25: Systems Transformation for a 1.5 Degree World

December 9-10, 2019
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

The 2019 LESC will bring together leaders and scientists from businesses, governments, and academia from around the world. Happening on the side lines of COP25, the LESC will host six panels featuring distinguished speakers who will showcase decarbonization solutions in power, transport, industrial, and buildings sectors, and highlight the sector coupling opportunities available with a systems approach.

LESC at COP24 Dinner: High-Level Dinner Dialogue

December 11, 2018
Monopol Hotel (Katowice) - ul. Dworcowa 5, 40-012 Katowice, Poland

The aim is of this event is to promote dialogue between business, government and academia on the role of land-use and natural climate solutions (NCS) as an essential component of climate action and bring continuity from the LESC event at GCAS which focused on the Land-Energy Nexus, as well as the Polish COP Presidency priorities. Over dinner, esteemed colleagues and experts will engage in an open discussion about the transition to a low-carbon future. With only a few keynote remarks, this dinner will work to achieve the following objectives.

LESC at COP24: Accelerating Action to a Low-Carbon Future

December 10, 2018
SDG Pavilion (E34), Katowice, Poland

LESC now returns to COP, creating a space for in-depth dialogue with policy-makers. We recognize the scale of the challenge in implementing ambitious NDCs, but also the need to take action at the city, local, and project level. As such, the theme of this LESC is “Accelerating Action”. We will bring together global leaders who are taking bold action.

LESC at ICSD 2018: The Future of the Energy Transition

September 27, 2018
Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University

The LESC panel will take place on day two of the 2018 International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD). It will feature high-level speakers who will present key outcomes from the LESC-GCAS event which is taking place at the Global Climate Action Summit in California just two weeks before ICSD.

LESC at 2018 GCAS: The Land-Energy Nexus In Climate Change Mitigation

September 11, 2018
McLaren Conference Center, University of San Francisco

The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit will bring together leaders from state and local governments and business from around the world. In an official GCAS affiliate side-event, LESC will host panels featuring distinguished speakers who will highlight the current state of technological solutions in each field and identify research, funding, and policy gaps.