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Agents of Change: Model Partnerships with Academia

Agents of Change: Model Partnerships with Academia

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Alliance for Global Sustainability Conference. This panel offers some evidence that sustained alliances between academia and other organizations may help us more effectively address climate change issues. In Sweden, Lennart Billfalk says, universities have historically cooperated with industry. In the 1980s, when interest in electrical engineering was waning, Billfalk's Vattenfall power company financed new labs and committed to extra teaching resources, spawning a whole new generation of electrical engineers attuned to key energy issues. In the 90s, the government and industry financed joint research centers, which are helping Sweden fulfill its commitment to reduce CO2 emissions 50% by 2030, and 80% by 2050. R&D from these collaborations has... Show More

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