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Superstorm Sandy clean-up, rising food prices, increased heating and cooling costs: we can no longer ignore the direct economic impact of climate change on our day to day lives. Estimating costs of climate change damages informs rule-makers of the benefits of implementing climate change policy. How do policy-makers calculate the costs and benefits associated with carbon emissions reductions?
In collaboration with the Pace Energy and Climate Center, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy is excited to host an expert panel on the Social Cost of Carbon, an estimate of the economic damages associated with a small increase in carbon emissions. Please join us to discuss the stark reality of climate change impacts facing the U.S. economy, how the SCC measures the benefits of proposed climate change regulations, and the implications of using the SCC in U.S. climate policy.
This panel discussion features:
Michael Livermore, Executive Director, Institute for Policy Integrity; Adjunct Professor, NYU Law
Mr. Livermore is the co-author of Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health. A frequent panelist at U.S. and international conferences on cost-benefit analysis, his views and commentary have appeared in Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Time.
Dr. Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate and Clean Air Center, Natural Resource Defense Council
At NRDC, Dr. Johnson concentrates on modeling the costs and benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the impacts of environmental regulation on employment, economic analyses of regulation by industry and macroeconomic modeling of climate change legislation and its distributional impact.
Dr. Robert Kopp, Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute; Assistant Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University
Dr. Kopp's scientific research focuses on using models to understand Earth system behavior in the past, with the aim of improving models of future global change. He also conducts policy-related research focused on quantifying human impacts on the global climate, assessing the potential of different policies to mitigate these impacts, and incorporating climate change impacts into cost-benefit and risk management analysis.
Moderated by Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy; Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability
Dr. Goodstein is the author of a college textbook, Economics and the Environment, as well as the author of Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming and The Trade-Off Myth: Facts and Fiction About Jobs and the Environment. He also directs two national initiatives on global warming: Campus ot Congress (C2C) Fellows and The National Climate Seminar.
Seating is limited, so please register online today! This event is sponsored by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Pace Energy and Climate Center.
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Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Pace Law School, White Plains, New York