Environment & Climate Change

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A woman rows a makeshift raft near her partially submerged house in Gagolmari village, Morigaon district, Assam, India, Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

AP

Paper - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Increasing Access to Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems: Promoting Climate Change Adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region

| August 2020

More than one billion residents of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region will be at risk of exposure to increased frequency and intensity of natural hazards due to climate change and land-use changes. We recommend that HKH stakeholders work towards regional approaches to a coordinated multi-hazard early warning system.

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Reflections on the Oil and Gas Industry and Climate Policy: A Conversation with David Hone

| Aug. 06, 2020

David Hone, Chief Climate Change Advisor at Shell International, provided his insights into changes in the oil and gas industry, international dimensions of climate change policy, and the prospects for emissions trading.

Wind Turbines

Wikimedia CC/Estormiz

News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Harvard Professor James Stock Opens Climate Economics Seminar Series

| July 29, 2020

Professor Stock presented his research on “The Macroeconomic Impact of Europe’s Carbon Taxes.”  This paper was co-authored by  Tufts University Professor Gilbert Metcalf and published as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research in July 2020.

Finnish Icebreaker Polaris

AP/David Keyton

Analysis & Opinions - ArcticToday

Why Arctic Nations Should Invest in a Network of Green Ports

    Author:
  • Kevin Bain
| July 28, 2020

Climate change is opening Arctic sea lanes. With timely investment in green infrastructure, that could mean fewer — not more — emissions. Electrified ports would catalyze the greening of global shipping by supporting electric ships, a technology already benefiting from innovation.

Discussion Paper - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Rolling the Dice in the Corridors of Power: William Nordhaus's Impacts on Climate Change Policy

| July 2020

The seminal contributions of William Nordhaus to scholarship on the long-run macroeconomics of global climate change are clear. Much more challenging to identify are the impacts of Nordhaus and his research on public policy in this domain. The authors examine three conceptually distinct pathways for that influence: his personal participation in the policy world; his research’s direct contribution to the formulation and evaluation of public policy; and his research’s indirect role informing public policy

Discussion Paper - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Three Prongs for Prudent Climate Policy

| April 2020

After reviewing emission mitigation’s poor performance and low-probability of delivering on long-term climate goals, the authors evaluate a three-pronged strategy for mitigating climate change risks: adding adaptation and amelioration — through solar radiation management (SRM) — to the emission mitigation approach.  They conclude by assessing the value of an iterative act-learn-act policy framework that engages all three prongs for limiting climate-change damages.

News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

EC Climate Advisor Offers Insights on the European Green Deal, Green Recovery, and the Future of the Paris Agreement

    Author:
  • Doug Gavel
| July 14, 2020

From his perspective as Principal Advisor to the Directorate General for Climate Action in the European Commission (EC), Jacob Werksman is cautiously optimistic about the direction of international climate policy. Werksman was the expert guest in the Conversations on Climate Change and Energy Policy webinar discussion last Thursday (July 9). The webinar series is sponsored by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements (HPCA), and the interviews are hosted by HPCA Director Robert Stavins, the A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development at Harvard Kennedy School. 

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Looking Ahead to COP-26: A Conversation with Kelley Kizzier

| July 08, 2020

Kelley Kizzier, who served as a top European Union (EU) negotiator in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), expressed her hopes for progress on international climate policy in the latest episode of “Environmental Insights: Discussions on Policy and Practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.”