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Scientist and Public Policy Expert Halla Hrund Logadóttir Speaks at annual Hunt Lecture

On Monday, January 30th 2017 Belmont Hill welcomed Halla Hrund Logadóttir to address our community about the work she and others are doing in sustainability, climate change, and energy policies around the world in general, but in Iceland and the Arctic in particular.


Ms. Logadóttir is a Louis Bacon Environmental Fellow at the Kennedy School of Harvard University. She is the founder of the Arctic Innovation Lab, former director of the School of Energy at Reykjavik University, and is Ministerial Advisor for the Icelandic Energy Fund. She is both a scientist and a public policy expert. Her work for the Energy fund, for example, advises "on which geothermal and/or energy-efficiency projects seeking governmental funding will receive it."

In addition to speaking to the boys about her work, Ms. Logadóttir also visited classes and spoke in small-group sessions. She was introduced by William Moomaw, Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he is the founding director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, the Tufts Climate Initiative and co-founder of the Global Development and Environment Institute. He was a coordinating lead author of the 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chapter on greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and for the special report on renewable energy due in 2010. He was a lead author of three other IPCC reports (1995, 2005 and 2007). The work of the IPCC was recognized with the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

The Hunt Lecture Series, established in 2012 by Belmont Hill parents Bill and Yuko Hunt, brings speakers to campus who model global citizenship and can inspire generations of Belmont Hill boys to embrace the challenges and opportunities of an interconnected world.

Please enjoy Ms. Logadóttir's talk in the video above.
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