Science-Based Choices for Climate Action: Insights from the IPCC 6th Assessment Report

Save the Dates: October 24 – 26, 2022

All are invited to attend Science-Based Choices for Climate Action, Insights from the IPCC 6th Assessment Report, a three-day symposium featuring authors of the newest reports from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the recipient of the 2022 Rose Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism. The symposium will be hosted by Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, USA as an in-person and virtual event. Attendance is free.

Save the dates on your calendar, plan to attend in-person or remotely, add it to your course syllabi, and bring your students and colleagues to engage with some of the world’s leading climate experts. Advance registration will be required for both in-person and remote attendance. Registration will open in late August. A registration link will be added to this page at a future date.

To inquire about block booking tickets for a class or other group to attend in-person, or with other questions about the symposium, email Neil Leary today:

A rich program is being planned to engage authors of the IPCC 6th Assessment report, policy makers, and other experts in dialogues with each other and the audience about findings from the IPCC assessment, why they matter, and how they can be used to move toward more ambitious and equitable actions on climate change. 

Tentative Program

Days, times, and topics of individual sessions may change. A final program with names of confirmed speakers and moderators will be available in August 2022.

Monday, October 24

Tuesday, October 25

Wednesday, October 26

Opening Session

Demystifying the Work of the IPCC

Climate Change – Evidence and Causes

Pathways to Net Zero Carbon

Keynote Addresses

Science and Policy Interface

Land, Ecosystems and Climate Change

Food, Agriculture, Water and Climate Change

Cities and Climate Change

Media and Climate Change


Climate Action in Higher Education

Teaching Climate Change in the Liberal Arts Curriculum

Social, Economic and Technological Transformations

Just Transitions

Climate Action and Policy in the United States