Top Policy-Makers and Economists to Hold Symposium About U.S. Action on Climate Change
The symposium, “U.S. Climate Change Action: A Global Economic Perspective,” will foster discussion about how the economic opportunities of U.S. climate policy, such as new technologies and job growth, can be fully captured and how the costs can best be mitigated. In addition, speakers will describe successes from other countries in combating climate change.
The event is being organized by three leading
The symposium will open with a high-level morning discussion about how to advance U.S. climate policy in light of the global economic context and the upcoming climate change negotiations in
This conversation will be followed by a press conference to discuss the themes and key outcomes of the discussion. The symposium will continue in the afternoon with several presentations on key aspects of the climate change debate, including the costs of inaction, managing the costs of climate policy, pursuing the opportunities of a low-carbon economy, and reaching a global solution. The speakers and line-up for the event will be announced at a later date.
Lord Stern, who is also I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE, said: “It is now very clear from evidence across the world that we risk far more through weak or delayed efforts to reduce levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases than if we take strong and early action. Although we are in the grips of a global financial crisis in 2009, the potential impacts of the global climate crisis are even worse, so we cannot afford to delay action on greenhouse gas emissions.
About the Partners
1. The Center for Global Development is an independent think tank that works to reduce global poverty and inequality by encouraging policy change in
2. The Peterson Institute for International Economics is the only research institution in
3. The World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives. www.wri.org
4. The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment was established in 2008 at the
SOURCE Center for Global Development