Upcoming Breakthrough Events

Ecomodernism 2021: Quiet Climate Policy

October 3 – 5, 2021 Middleburg, VA

Here as elsewhere, we have referred to climate policy as “quiet” if it swims with the tide of existing sociopolitical institutions and economic growth, if it uses technology and infrastructure as its main lever, and if it disrupts, rather than exploits, political partisanship. Such are the qualities, after all, of the types of government policy that have driven investment and deployment of lower-carbon technologies for decades—in short, the types of policies arguably responsible for most decarbonization to date. At this event, we will consider whether quiet climate policy is enough.