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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.

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Announcement

José Luis Rodríguez de Colmenares Named Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship

We are pleased to announce that Spanish diplomat José Luis Rodríguez de Colmenares has been appointed the Rafael del Pino-Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship for the 2020-21 academic year.

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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.

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. 

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News - The Arctic Council

Action on Plastic: On Track with the Regional Action Plan for the Arctic

Apr. 22, 2020

In October 2019, the Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative and the Wilson Center's Polar Institute co-hosted a workshop on Policy and Action on Plastic in the Arctic Ocean with the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The Arctic Council asked Magnús Jóhannesson, the Council's designated Special Coordinator on Plastics Pollution and Marine Litter, and Gunn-Britt Retter, Head of Arctic and Environmental Unit at the Saami Council — who both participated in the workshop — to comment on some of the points that the report raises.

Wind turbines in Alaska

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

Arctic Initiative Spring Study Group: Financing Climate Resilience

| Jan. 21, 2020

How can the public and private sectors finance economic growth in the Arctic that serves the people and ecosystems of the Arctic? How does society ensure that these investments build social-ecological resilience in a region that is transforming before our eyes? Join this five-week study group to explore these questions and learn from Arctic experts and finance professionals about how to finance sustainable development in communities impacted by a changing climate. Led by Arctic Initiative Senior Fellow Joel Clement, an Arctic policy leader and former federal climate-change whistleblower, and Graham Sinclair, a subject matter expert on sustainable investment and an Environmental, Social, and Governance architect with decades of experience working with development financing institutions.

The Study Group will consist of five weekly sessions: Tuesdays from 6pm – 7:30pm, February 4 – March 10, 2020, in Belfer-400 (Land Lecture Hall). For more information or to sign-up, please contact brittany_janis@hks.harvard.edu. Space is limited; please register by February 4.

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

2020–2021 International Security Program Research Fellowships: Apply Now

Jan. 09, 2020

The International Security Program (ISP) is still accepting applications for 2020–2021.  ISP is a multidisciplinary research group that develops and trains new talent in security studies by hosting pre- and postdoctoral research fellows. 

News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Former European Commission Climate Negotiator Jos Delbeke Shares Firsthand Account of Carbon Pricing Evolution in New Episode of “Environmental Insights”

    Author:
  • Doug Gavel
| Jan. 08, 2020

Jos Delbeke, Professor at the European University Institute in Florence and at the KU Leuven in Belgium, recounted the evolution of carbon pricing and voiced his optimism for further international efforts to combat climate change in the newest episode of “Environmental Insights: Discussions on Policy and Practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.”

Harvard project on climate agreements panel at COP-25

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News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

HPCA Hosts COP25 Side Event Focused on Reducing GHG Emissions through Carbon Pricing

    Author:
  • Doug Gavel
| Dec. 10, 2019

As negotiators from around the world arrived in Madrid for the second week of the 25th UN Climate Change Conference (COP-25), the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements hosted an official COP side event on Dec. 9 focusing on the potential for reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions through the use of carbon pricing.