A discussion with Carri Hulet, Affiliated Faculty, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and Principal, CH Consulting
About the talk:
Addressing climate change is the ultimate collective action problem. We would all benefit from doing it together, but we’re generally disincentivized to do it alone. At every scale in which boundaries can be drawn between one group and another – households, neighborhoods, municipalities, regions, states, or nations – the people who want to mitigate and adapt to climate change are faced with hard questions about who to collaborate with and how. In this session Carri Hulet will share the framework she uses as a climate-focused practitioner to guide groups in answering those questions. She will also share compelling stories from some current projects, including the Resilient Mystic Collaborative, a watershed-scale effort that engages 21 municipalities adjacent to Boston Harbor (resilient.mysticriver.org); the Climigration Network, a collective to promote community-led approaches to relocation due to climate change (climigration.org); and a national dialogue to identify innovative approaches to pre- and post-disaster property buyouts. Carri will highlight some lessons she has learned from this work and some questions she actively wrestles with around the strengths and pitfalls of collaboration to make a difference on climate change.