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Worker holding up a piece of coal in front of a coal-fired power plant in the Netherlands

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News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Nobel Prize–Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz Discusses Carbon Pricing and the Green Economy Transition in HPCA Virtual Forum

    Author:
  • Doug Gavel
| Sep. 08, 2020

Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University, shared his thoughts on carbon pricing, the post-pandemic economic recovery, and green economy transition during a virtual forum on September 8 sponsored by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, and hosted by Robert Stavins, A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development at Harvard Kennedy School.

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Energy, Climate Policy, and Social Justice: A Conversation with Vicky Bailey

| Sep. 04, 2020

Robert Stavins, the A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development and Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program speaks with Vicky Bailey, former commissioner of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, former member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and former president and CEO of PSI Energy Inc. The discussion ranges from energy and climate change policy to social and economic justice.

A small PV array used as part of Energy Systems Integration research ongoing at the National Wind Technology Center. A wind turbine stands in the distance.

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Fletcher School Dean Identifies Opportunities and Risks for Green Transition During Economic Recovery in HPCA Webinar

    Author:
  • Doug Gavel
| Aug. 20, 2020

The dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University highlighted both the opportunities and potential pitfalls for green energy transitions as countries of the world recover from the economic calamities wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rachel Kyte spoke Wednesday (August 19) on the topic of “Using the Pandemic Recovery to Spur the Clean Transition” during a virtual forum sponsored by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.

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

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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.

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.”

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Forecasting an Uncertain Future: A Conversation with Richard Schmalensee

| June 08, 2020

Richard Schmalensee, the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management Emeritus and Dean Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, reflected on his many years working on environmental policy in public service and academia in the newest episode of “Environmental Insights: Discussions on Policy and Practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.”