The NOMIS Foundation in Switzerland has awarded Stuart Kirsch a five-year research grant for a new project on responses to climate change, titled: "Pathways: Transitions to a Post-Carbon Future."

“One of the most urgent challenges facing the human species—and the planet—is the need to transition to a carbon-neutral economy. To some, this seems an impossible task. Yet human society, ever resilient and adaptive, has undergone comparable paradigmatic changes multiple times in the past with the shift to agriculture, urbanization, the Industrial Revolution and globalization. Even more rapid transformations are associated with the digital economy, many of which are being accelerated by the current global pandemic.”