Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

C-SEF Event: Social Science and Sustainability Technology Workshop

Developing and deploying new technologies will be key to decoupling the dramatic improvements of the past century in human material well-being from their environmental impacts. Developing and deploying sustainability technologies at scale is a complex social, political, and engineering challenge.

Please join us for an in-person workshop that will bring together North American thought leaders working on the social-science aspects of this challenge.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Creative Climate Communication and Behavior Change (C3BC) and the CIRES Center for Social and Environmental Futures (C-SEF).

Everyone is welcome. Register for free Eventbrite tickets here. Coffee and cookies will be provided throughout the day. 

Location: Kittredge Central Hall, Kittredge Market, 2480 Kittredge Loop Dr, Boulder, CO, 80310 at the University of Colorado Boulder


Session 1: Food technology (9:10 am - 10:10 am)

Peter Newton (CU Boulder), Yoel Inbar (U. Toronto), Leaf Van Boven (CU Boulder)

Session 2: Climate risk and geoengineering (10:40 am - 12:00 pm)

Jonathon Moyer (U. Denver), Kaitlin Raimi (U. Michigan), Gernot Wagner (Columbia), Benjamin Converse (U. Virginia)

Session 3: Technology and motivation (1:00 pm - 2:20 pm)

Kyri Baker (CU Boulder), Ian Lange (Colorado School of Mines), Trisha Shrum (U. Vermont), Gabrielle Wong-Parodi (Stanford)

Session 4: Energy transition politics and policy (2:50 pm - 4:10 pm)

Lisa Dilling (CU Boulder), Maxwell Boykoff (CU Boulder), Ezra Markowitz (U. Mass Amherst), Matthew Burgess (CU Boulder)


Friday, October 21, 2022
9:00 am to 4:15 pm


  • C-SEF


  • CIRES employees
  • CU Boulder employees
  • General Public
  • Open to Public