Discussion: What role for political economy analysis for climate change and development? Introduction by Felix Preston, Chatham House Chair: Andrew Newsham, SOAS
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Worried about the economy? Think about the climate. We need to have a stable climate if we are to have a prosperous sustainable economy. The impacts of climate change will have high personal, social and economic costs. We need need to make the right choices right now to stabilise the climate. Spread the word. Together we can change climate change.
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So, if economics is about choices and how we use our resources, econ probably has a lot to say about the environment, right? Right! In simple terms, pollution is just a market failure. The market is producing more pollution than society wants. This week, Adriene and Jacob focus on the environment, and how economics can be used to control and reduce pollution and emissions. You'll learn about supply and demand, incentives, and how government intervention influences the environment. Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Mark, Eric Kitchen, Jessica Wode, Jeffrey Thompson, Steve Marshall, Moritz Schmidt, Robert Kunz, Tim Curwick, Jason A Saslow, SR Foxley, Elliot Beter, Jacob Ash, Christian, Jan Schmid, Jirat, Christy Huddleston, Daniel Baulig, Chris Peters, Anna-Ester Volozh, Ian Dundore, Caleb Weeks -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
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Professor Pavel Kabat joins The New School's Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA | http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org) to present a lecture on the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals as part of SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change series (http://www.economicpolicyresearch.org/index.php/economics-of-climate-change). Pavel Kabat is director general and CEO of the Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. Directed by Economist Willi Semmler. SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change Project is generously sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the Tishman Environmental and Design Center (TEDC | http://blogs.newschool.edu/tedc). Follow the conversation on Twitter with @SCEPA_economics using #CCecon Department of Economics | http://www.newschool.edu/nssr/economics Location: Wolff Conference Room, Albert and Vera List Academic Center Monday, September 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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Debate about the relationship between environmental limits and economic growth has been taking place for several decades. These arguments have re-emerged with greater intensity following advances in the understanding of the economics of climate change, increases in resource and oil prices and the re-emergence of the discussion about peak oil. These issues are addressed here by Cameron Hepburn, He is Professor of environmental economics at the University of Oxford, based at the Smith School and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, and is also Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and a Fellow of New College, Oxford. According to Professor Hepburn, the economic pessimism created by the great recession of 2008-2012 has put the spotlight back on the prospects for economic growth and invariably, the impact on the impact and climate change. But does the pursuit of growth necessitate a trade-off with the environment. In the interview ,Hepburn offers a conceptual and synthetic analysis of the relationship between economic growth and environmental limits, including those imposed by climate change. It explores two related questions. Will environmental limits, including limits on the climate system, slow or even halt economic growth? If not, how will the nature of economic growth have to shift? To be clear, Cameron Hepburn does not envisage a ‘zero growth’ world as being necessary for us to live within environmental limits, nor does he see economic growth as a problem. Rather, he maintains that stopping economic growth (which is measured in terms of value) is neither necessary nor desirable. Indeed, as far as meeting environmental challenges is concerned, it would be counterproductive; recessions have slowed and in some cases derailed efforts to adopt cleaner modes of production. Rather, large leaps in clean technology, triggering a structural shift in the way we produce and consume energy, are required. This is a ‘green growth’ rather than a ‘no growth’ world. The continuation of growth in value to humans is consistent with us living within the material constraints imposed by a finite (if very large) planet, provided that we continue to expand the "intellectual economy" through innovation, technology development, an increased focus on services and, more fundamentally, the art of living, all of which he discusses in the interview below.
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This video presentation looks at the relationship between the local and global economy and the sustainability issues of a changing climate. Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present generation without hindering the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Alexandria Rumble Student No. 10519725
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"Reducing emissions saves billions, saves lives" is a video that presents the main conclusions of Joint Research Centre's study PESETA, which investigates climate change impacts across Europe. The research integrates what is known on climate impacts in the various natural science disciplines into the economic analysis. It takes into consideration current projections on estimated CO2 emissions, the potential range of climate variations (temperature, rain, wind, solar radiation, air humidity) and the biophysical impacts (agriculture yields, river floods, and transport infrastructure losses) to assess the economic burden of potential climate scenarios. According to its conclusions, if no further action is taken and global temperature increases by 3.5°C, climate damages in the EU could amount to at least €190 billion, a net welfare loss of 1.8% of its current GDP. Several weather-related extremes could roughly double their average frequency. As a consequence, heat-related deaths could reach about 200 000, the cost of river flood damages could exceed €10 billion and 8000 km2 of forest could burn in southern Europe. The number of people affected by droughts could increase by a factor of seven and coastal damage, due to sea-level rise, could more than triple. These economic assessments are based on scenarios where the climate expected by the end of the century (2080s) occurs in the current population and economic landscape. For more information: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/new-study-quantifies-effects-climate-change-europe
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This video is a part of Conservation Strategy Fund's collection of environmental economic lessons and was made possible thanks to the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation. This series is for individuals who want to learn - or review - the basic economics of conservation. In this video, you will be introduced to the concept of a cost benefit analysis. You will learn the difference between decision making from the perspective of a private firm vs. a larger society and how this applies to environmental conservation. To follow this series, subscribe to our YouTube channel. For more information on these and other trainings from Conservation Strategy Fund, check out: http://www.conservation-strategy.org/ For copyright information on all sound effects, see http://www.conservation-strategy.org/en/page/csf-economic-video-lessons-sound-references
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Thomas Adamson Pacific University, Oregon ECON-333 Screencast
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@Oleg Ivanets. University of Hawaii at Manoa.
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This video is a part of Conservation Strategy Fund's collection of environmental economic lessons and was made possible thanks to the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation. This series is for individuals who want to learn - or review - the basic economics of conservation. In this video, you will learn why you discount the future in cost-benefit analysis. Concepts include discount rates, weighted average discount rates, economic opportunity costs of capital and financial vs. economic discount rates. To follow this series, subscribe to our YouTube channel. For more information on these and other trainings from Conservation Strategy Fund, check out: http://www.conservation-strategy.org/ For copyright information on all sound effects, see http://www.conservation-strategy.org/en/page/csf-economic-video-lessons-sound-references
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Recorded on February 11, 2019. How much will it cost to slow climate change? Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, performs cost-benefit analysis on the Green New Deal and the UN’s Climate Report, analyzes the economic impact of climate change in the next century, and proposes economically feasible alternative plans to reduce climate change. Is climate change the rapidly impending apocalypse it seems? Bjorn Lomborg discusses climate change as depicted in doomsday films like The Day after Tomorrow and breaks down why it will not be an instantaneous apocalypse as often portrayed. He talks about the economic impact climate change will have on the global GDP in the next one hundred years if not solved and the impact on the global GDP if money is spent towards resolving it. He details the reasons Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is not feasible in the ten-year timeline she has proposed and why, even if it were feasible, it would be prohibitively expensive. He discusses the reality of reducing the amount of energy used in developing countries and how it’s unlikely that those countries will be willing to give up on things like electricity now that they have it. Lomborg suggests that the best way to resolve climate change is to put money now towards research and development for new, cleaner sources of energy that are cheaper than coal and natural gas, because countries will be much more likely to adopt a new energy resource if it is the cheapest option. Finding cheaper energy solutions will have a positive impact on global GDP, and people will be much more willing to adopt it. He also suggests implementing a modest carbon tax, which would have a great long-term impact on reducing climate change. Related Resources • Free-Market Environmentalism • Carbon Taxes: The Most Efficient Way to Reduce Emissions • Energy Efficiency: Our Best Source of Clean Energy • Identifying Smart Climate-Change Policies • Statement Backing Hoover Fellow and Stanford Professor’s Carbon-Tax Proposal Garners Record-Setting Support from Economists • The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends Interested in exclusive Uncommon Knowledge content? Check out Uncommon Knowledge on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UncKnowledge/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/UncKnowledge/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/uncommon_knowledge_show
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Speaker: Dr. Chae, Yeo-Ra, Korea Environment Institute Outline of the presentation: 1. Introduction 2. Scenarios 3. Impacts on the different sectors 4. Effects of adaptation and mitigation policies by sector 5. Integrated Analysis Results 6. Conclusions and implications
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The course is organized as a series of lectures covering the following structured topics: 1. Energy transition and climate change 2. Techno-economic analysis of power generation plants 3. Fundamentals of thermal energy conversion and exergy analysis 4. Biomass and biogas power plants 5. Fundamentals of flow energy conversion / turbines and propulsion systems 6. Hydro and wind power generation plants 7. Fundamentals thermochemical conversion processes 8. Industrial processes for fuel production and electricity generation from biomass 9. Agroindustrial systems and carbon capture and geological storage 10. Energy planning and energy commercialization in Brazil
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The U.S. stands to gain up to $10 trillion by 2050 if other countries take action against climate change, a new report finds. The economic analysis, which was released Thursday by the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, argues that this financial benefit is reason enough for the U.S. to take the lead on securing ambitious carbon reduction pledges from countries like China and India... Read More At: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/us-trillions-climate-change_5637acc1e4b0631799132a1b Clip from the Thursday, November 5th 2015 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6pm Eastern. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Friends Of SecularTalk: http://www.facebook.com/beastofreason AMAZON LINK: (Bookmark this link to support the show for free!!!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20
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William D. Nordhaus, was awarded the prize for his work on integrating climate change into long-run macro-economic analysis. Professor Nordhaus has spent the better part of four decades to persuade governments to address climate change. In the 1990s he became the first person to create a model that describes the global interplay between the economy and the climate. Nordhaus model is now widely used for simulations of this interplay. The model is also an important tool to examine the consequences of climate change policy interventions. The seminar is a collaboration between the Nobel Center and SNS.
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Prof. Francesco Bosello, coordinator of the COACCH Project and Director of the CMCC Research Division on Economic analysis of Climate Impacts and Policy (ECIP), presents the three main novelty elements of the COACCH Project in a one minute video. The COACCH project (CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs) is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and carried out by a consortium of 14 European organisations. Coordinated by CMCC, the project will develop an innovative science-practice and integrated approach to co-design and co-deliver an improved downscaled assessment of the risks and costs of climate change in Europe, working with end users from research, business, investment, and policy making communities throughout the project. This video was shot in Venice on January 18-19, 2018 at the COACCH Kickoff meeting. Follow the COACCH Project on Twitter @COACCH_EU, Facebook @COACCH.EU and visit our website www.coacch.eu. The COACCH project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 776479.
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William Nordhaus ’63 B.A., ’72 M.A., Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and the world’s leading economist on climate change, has been awarded the 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences for “integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis.”
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Coupled Climate–Economics Modeling and Data Analysis: Endogenous Business Cycles and Fluctuation–Dissipation Theory Michael Ghil Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, e University of California, Los Angeles Abstract: This talk will address the mathematics of non-equilibrium macroeconomics  and of its interaction with climate variability and climate change [1,2]. First, I will review earlier work on endogenous business cycles (EnBCs)  and on how they affect the impact of natural catastrophes on the economy. Based on these previous findings, I will formulate an economic version of fluctuation–dissipation theory and show that it is supported by available data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis . Finally, results on the synchronization of business cycles across the world will be presented . References  Chavez, M., M. Ghil and J. Urrutia Fucugauchi, Eds., 2015: Extreme Events: Observations, Modeling and Economics, Geophysical Monograph 214, American Geophysical Union & Wiley, 438 pp.  Ghil, M., 2017: The wind-driven ocean circulation: Applying dynamical systems theory to a climate problem, Discr. Cont. Dyn. Syst. – A, 37(1), 189– 228, doi:10.3934/dcds.2017008.  Groth, A., and M. Ghil, 2017: Synchronization of world economic activity, 27,127002 (18 pp.), http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5001820 .  Groth, A., P. Dumas, M. Ghil and S. Hallegatte, 2015: Impacts of natural disasters on a dynamic economy, Ch. 19 in Chavez et al. (Eds.), pp. 343–359.  Hallegatte, S., M. Ghil, P. Dumas, and J.-C. Hourcade, 2008: Business cycles, bifurcations and chaos in a neo-classical model with investment dynamics, J. Economic Behavior & Organization, 67, 57–77, doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2007.05.001 .
Professor David Newbery is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Energy Policy Research Group. Professor Newbery aims to indicate in his lecture that the design of policies to mitigate climate change can benefit from a wide range of economics specialisms, while underlining that partnership with other disciplines will be necessary to mitigate the adverse impacts of global warming. In his talk Professor Newbery will touch on matters like: (1) How to deal with greenhouse gases as a global stock public bad? (2) How best to introduce a carbon price? (3) What is the case for supporting renewables? Overall, it seems as if economics has something useful to offer, but how much will the discipline need to draw on insights from climate science, technology, innovation policy, public finance and welfare economics in order to create an answer to one of the most pressing issues of our modern society? This lecture was recorded on 15th November, 2017, at Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, University of Cambridge. Want to find out more? Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CambridgeSocietyForEconomicPluralism Browse our website: http://www.cambridgepluralism.org/ And of course you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel!
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What lies ahead for the global economy in 2018? Dimensions to be addressed: - Quantitative tightening and the monetary policy road ahead - Addressing low productivity in a high tech world - Managing climate change risk in economic planning · Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England; Member of the Board of Trustees, World Economic Forum · Mary Callahan Erdoes, Chief Executive Officer, Asset and Wealth Management, JPMorgan Chase & Co., USA · Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan · Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC; Member of the Board of Trustees, World Economic Forum · Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR Moderated by · Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, United Kingdom http://www.weforum.org/
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Lecture on the impacts of climate (change) on economic development. Covers Chapter 7 of Climate Economics textbook. Take the quiz: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1786435098/ Buy the book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Climate-Economics-Economic-Analysis-Change/dp/1782545921/ More on Climate Economics https://sites.google.com/site/climateconomics/
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This keynote to the student-organized Scottish Economics Conference held in Glasgow in February 2019 covers the macroeconomics of private debt and credit, and in the final minutes, covers the absurdity of the "damage function" that Nordhaus uses to conclude that a 6 degree temperature rise--a level which last occurred during what's known as the "Permian Extinction" when about 80% of all then existing life forms went extincy--will cause a mere 8.5% fall in GDP.
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Climate change could cause problems in all walks of life - what could it mean for the economy? Bridget Hoffman (IADB) explains how by comparing warmer and cooler summers across the US we can see a worst-case scenario of GDP growth being held back by a third over the next century. Filmed at the European Economic Association's 2016 Congress in Geneva. Temperature and Growth: A Panel Analysis of the United States Ric Colacito, Bridget Hoffman & Toan Phan Produced by Econ Films
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Speaker: Dr. Lim, Dong-Soon, Korea Institute of Industrial Economics and Trade Outline of the presentation 1.The five areas that will shape future impacts --Economic growth and industrial change, Population, Energy and GHG, Land-use, Climate --Analysis process to create future trajectory of each areas --Examples of international institutes, other forecasting agencies, past works --Comparative benchmarks that show range, change, growth, and composition --Role and special characteristics in establishing scenarios 2.Process for establishing scenarios --Review other examples including institutes, agencies, scientific literatures, expertise insights --Estimate 1st forecast with various methodologies including consensus economic approach, time-series extension, delphi, etc. --Integrate expert group discussions --Draft a set of scenarios 3.The forecasts for scenarios until 2100
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In this informal talk, William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and author of two widely used models of the economics of climate change, makes the case for using markets to mitigate the issue of global climate change by putting a price on pollution. If you experience technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected]
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Dimitri Zenghelis is a UK government economic adviser who has spent the last year working with Sir Nicholas Stern on the Stern Review on Economics of Climate Change, commissioned by Chancellor Gordon Brown. The Review was intended not just to inform UK policymakingUK makes up only 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions but to underpin discussions about the wider international policy framework. Sir Nicholas Sterns report was submitted to the Chancellor and the Prime Minister on 30 October 2006. Dimitri Zenghelis was lead author on the costs of mitigation, model analyses and comparisons, competitiveness impacts, and a significant contributor to the conceptual, theoretical and ethical framework adopted in analysing the economics of climate change. He is also the joint-lead in disseminating and presenting the Review post-publication.
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Dr. Robert H. Beach, RTI Fellow at the Agricultural, Resource & Energy Economics and Policy Program, discusses the economic impacts and importance of climate variability mitigation and adaptation practices in this webinar from the Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH)'s two-day onlineGreenhouse Gas Mitigation Workshop.
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http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/course/EMDV8081 This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of domestic economic policymaking for climate change. It introduces students to the major debates and policy instruments, and provides a grounding for analysis of policy options. The course covers the theory and practice of carbon pricing and alternative policy instruments for climate change mitigation, and principles and policy approaches for adaptation to climate change. It explores practical challenges of climate policy choice and design in developed and developing countries, with case studies from Australia, China and other countries. Economic concepts will be presented in a way that is accessible to non-economists. ===================== https://crawford.anu.edu.au/ ===================== Video produced by the Digital Learning Project http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/digital-learning/
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Socio-economic Collapse, Climate Tragedy Report So Bad, People Seeking Therapy After Reading Start Making Money Today with Trade Genius Academy and Trade Signal Membership. http://www.tradelikeagenius.com Learn how to trade Stocks, Binary Options and Crypto Currencies with and all in one community platform. Gain access to over 40 years worth of trading knowledge with their online video courses. Trade Genius also offers a buy/sell trading signal membership that boasts an average 70% win rate. With the new and exciting world of Crypto Currencies upon us, get some real knowledge from professionals with experience. Trade Genius is offering a FREE trial on all memberships so their is no excuse. *This is a Paid Sponsorship By Trade Genius Academy Deep Adaptation:A Map for NavigatingClimateTragedyIFLAS Occasional Paper 2www.iflas.infoJuly 27th 20181Professor Jem Bendell BA (Hons) PhD http://www.lifeworth.com/deepadaptation.pdf The Climate Change Paper So Depressing It's Sending People to Therapy On average, three people read an academic paper. At least 100,000 have read this—and a lot of them haven't taken it very well. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vbwpdb/the-climate-change-paper-so-depressing-its-sending-people-to-therapy ECB: Panic in Frankfurt? A sign of panic or an attempt to get ahead of the curve? The European Central Bank surprised almost everyone by announcing a new series of measures, trying to avoid an unwarranted tightening of its monetary stance https://think.ing.com/snaps/ecb-panic-in-frankfurt/ LeakCon 2019, Get Your Tickets Now, They Will Be Sold Out, Long Before The Event https://leakcon2019.ticketspice.com/leakcon2019 Go to http://www.leakproject.com Sign up for Free Live Podcasts Almost Daily on Our YouTube Channel @ http://www.youtube.com/clandestinetimelord
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(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) UC Berkeley economist Sol Hsiang details the economic risks of climate change -- region by region -- with expected jumps in mortality rates, violent crime, worker fatigue and energy consumption as the days become hotter throughout the United States. Hsiang was co-lead author of the American Climate Prospectus, the risk analysis study that led to “The Risky Business Report: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States,” the bipartisan research initiative commissioned by financiers Henry Paulson, Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg. Using national maps that illustrate the range of the rising heat, Hsiang explains the importance of understanding these potential impacts in this conversation with Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, as part of the “In the Living Room” interview series. Recorded on 08/12/2014. Series: "In the Living Room" [9/2014] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 28511]
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Trump Rejects Administration's Dire Warning About Economic Impact Of Climate Change #CNN, #CNNBreakingNews, #DonaldTrump Robert Ng is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, Robert Ng offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide something for every news consumer with our comprehensive offerings that deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism, lifestyle features, commentary and local updates. © Follow Robert Ng : Thanks for watching! If you wish to submit a written complaint, please send it to: Chief Privacy Officer, NBCUniversal Legal Department, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, US.
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The economic and social benefits of climate action are enormous. Our new video explains why we should invest in fighting climate change and shift our economy onto a sustainable, climate-compatible path. Watch more videos on environment, conflict, cooperation, and climate diplomacy on our video platform (www.video.ecc-platform.org). We are facing a major challenge. If it is not addressed, the consequences will be costly. It is clear from the science that time is running out to act on climate change. But many believe that climate action is too expensive. It seems we have a choice to make. But do we? Is this really a dilemma? The next 15 years of investment will be decisive. Over this time we are expected to spend 89 trillion dollars on the world’s infrastructure. So we should be asking ourselves: How do we invest to foster sustainable economic development? How do we invest to maximise prosperity and minimise risks? In short, how do we invest our money wisely? By increasing our investment from 89 to 93 trillion dollars we can make our infrastructure climate compatible. This is a higher upfront cost, but the benefits down the track are huge. There are many key economic sectors where climate smart investments can achieve multiple real world benefits. Renewable energy improves energy security, creates jobs and reduces air pollution. Every year 8 million deaths globally can be attributed to exposure to air pollution indoor and outdoor. Protecting forests and restoring agricultural lands reduces emissions whilst also boosting food and livelihood security. Restoring just 12 % of the world’s degraded land could feed 200 million people by 2030. Most of the infrastructure will be built in cities and once it is built, it will be hard to change. Implementing solutions like smarter urban planning, better public transport and efficient buildings we can not only reduce emissions in the long term, but also help build more efficient, competitive, and liveable cities. These cascading benefits of climate action appear in many other policy areas. And even though they are usually difficult to quantify, they are real and significant. What is often overlooked, is that there are many costs associated with our high-carbon systems. Costs that are locked in and have a high risk of growing in the future. Globally, the fossil fuel subsidies reached 490 billion dollars in 2014. We need to shift our economy onto a sustainable climate compatible path. It requires higher up front investments but it will be much cheaper in the long term. International financing mechanisms as well as technology sharing institutions are available to support this process. All policy makers have the power to integrate this big picture into their decision making. Cooperation across sectors and regions is needed fully realise the benefits of climate compatible policies. If we look at the bigger picture, protecting the climate and creating prosperity is within our grasp. Let us seize our opportunity to shift the economy onto a climate-compatible path. Let us invest wisely. Let us realize the benefits of climate action. Data sources: Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (2014). Better Growth, Better Climate. The New Climate Economy Report. Washington, DC. Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (2015). Seizing the Global Opportunity. Partnerships for Better Growth and a Better Climate. The 2015 New Climate Economy Report. Washington, DC. International Energy Agency (2015). World Energy Outlook 2015. Executive Summary. Paris: OECD/IEA. WHA (2015). Health and the Environment: Addressing the Health Impact of Air Pollution. Sixty-Eighth World Health Assembly. 26 May 2015. This video was produced by the Climate Diplomacy team. The Climate Diplomacy initiative is a collaborative effort of the German Federal Foreign Office in partnership with adelphi. http://www.climate-diplomacy.org Subscribe to the newsletter here: http://bit.ly/subscribeECC Follow adelphi on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adelphi.de Follow Climate Diplomacy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClimateDiplo
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Slides for this lecture are available here: http://www.fsmevents.com/res/2015/session15/ ‘To slow or not to slow’, William Nordhaus’s EJ 1991 paper, was the first economic appraisal of greenhouse gas emissions abatement – this special anniversary session traces its legacy, in particular dynamic modelling of the linkages between economic growth and the climate Participants and presentations: Endogenous growth, convexity of damages and climate risk: How Nordhaus’ framework supports deep cuts in carbon emissions Simon Dietz and Nicholas Stern (LSE) Climate tipping and economic growth: Rick van der Ploeg (University of Oxford) Why finance ministers favor carbon taxes, even if they do not take climate change into account: Ottmar Edenhofer (Technical University of Berlin)
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A COURSE ON RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND ENERGY PLANNING - Thursday 02:00 PM The course is organized as a series of lectures covering the following structured topics: 1. Energy transition and climate change 2. Techno-economic analysis of power generation plants 3. Fundamentals of thermal energy conversion and exergy analysis 4. Biomass and biogas power plants 5. Fundamentals of flow energy conversion / turbines and propulsion systems 6. Hydro and wind power generation plants 7. Fundamentals thermochemical conversion processes 8. Industrial processes for fuel production and electricity generation from biomass 9. Agroindustrial systems and carbon capture and geological storage 10. Energy planning and energy commercialization in Brazil
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Watch the full course here: https://goo.gl/zva3kd Economic Survey 2018 Chapter 6 Part 1 - Climate, Climate Change, and Agriculture - In this lesson, Roman discusses Climate, Climate Change, and Agriculture in India. Its importance from the UPSC CSE 2018 point of view is discussed in this lesson. Using district-level data on temperature, rainfall and crop production, this chapter documents a long-term trend of rising temperatures, declining average precipitation, and increase in extreme precipitation events. A key finding—and one with significant implications as climate change looms—is that the impact of temperature and rainfall is felt only in the extreme; that is, when temperatures are much higher, rainfall significantly lower, and the number of “dry days” greater, than normal. A second key finding is that these impacts are significantly more adverse in unirrigated areas (and hence rainfed crops) compared to irrigated areas (and hence cereals). Applying these estimates to projected long-term weather patterns implies that climate change could reduce annual agricultural incomes in the range of 15 percent to 18 percent on average, and up to 20 percent to 25 percent for unirrigated areas. He discusses important points and topics to prepare for the chapter 6 on Climate, Climate Change, and Agriculture. Learn Important Facts about Economic Survey 2017-18 for the preparation of Indian Economy for UPSC CSE. This lesson is beneficial for all UPSC 2018 aspirants. Must watch for all IAS 2018 aspirants. Also useful for aspirants of exams such as UPSC/ SSC/ RBI/ UPPSC/ PSC/ Banking Exams etc. and for increasing GK (General Knowledge). Download the Unacademy Learning App from the Google Play Store here:- https://goo.gl/02OhYI Download the Unacademy Educator app from the Google Play Store here: https://goo.gl/H4LGHE Do Subscribe and be a part of the community for more such lessons here: https://goo.gl/gycFVs
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Lecture on climate change and economic development to third year undergraduates of economics. Covers Chapter 7 of Climate Economics textbook. Take the quiz: http://www.surveygizmo.co.uk/s3/2139649/Quiz-UG-Development Buy the book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Climate-Economics-Economic-Analysis-Change/dp/1782545921/ More on Climate Economics https://sites.google.com/site/climate...
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Subscribe here: https://bit.ly/2qvfeRp We’ve all heard the excuse that fighting climate change will cost jobs. A handful of politicians, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Randy Bryce, are rebutting that argument with a new package of policies that pairs labor programs with climate action. It’s called the Green New Deal, and you can learn all about it in our Green New Video. If you want to learn more, check out our sources – Huffington Post's Alexander Kaufman also wrote a couple of good pieces on the Green New Deal: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/green-new-deal_us_5b3146c3e4b0b5e692f0912e https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/democrats-green-jobs_us_5bd215a7e4b0d38b588176be And, as always, check out Grist.org for all kinds of coverage about climate change and future that doesn't suck. Sources: Data for Progress https://www.dataforprogress.org/green-new-deal/ Gallup https://news.gallup.com/poll/1615/environment.aspx Rasmussen http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/april_2018/46_favor_government_guaranteed_jobs_for_all Fireside Chats, UVA Miller Center https://millercenter.org/the-presidency/presidential-speeches/may-7-1933-fireside-chat-2-progress-during-first-two-months Bureau of Labor Statistics (unemployment statistics and pre 1947 estimates) Interviews: Greg Carlock, https://twitter.com/gregorytcarlock Kevin de León, https://twitter.com/kdeleon Abdul El-Sayed, https://twitter.com/AbdulElSayed
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INDIAN ECONOMY FOR PRELIMS IN 100 HOURS Video Link : https://youtu.be/NQgMFNCmwkA HOW TO PREPARE INDIAN ECONOMY FOR UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2018? https://youtu.be/A-acqr7u74A To download the material for this session click on : https://goo.gl/UxckFJ To join our exclusive Economy telegram channel for regular economy gyan click : https://goo.gl/RWbBM7
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15 year old activist Greta Thunberg speaks truth to power at the UN COP24 climate talks: "My name is Greta Thunberg. I am 15 years old. I am from Sweden. I speak on behalf of Climate Justice Now. Many people say that Sweden is just a small country and it doesn't matter what we do. But I've learned you are never too small to make a difference. And if a few children can get headlines all over the world just by not going to school, then imagine what we could all do together if we really wanted to. But to do that, we have to speak clearly, no matter how uncomfortable that may be. You only speak of green eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular. You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess, even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake. You are not mature enough to tell it like is. Even that burden you leave to us children. But I don't care about being popular. I care about climate justice and the living planet. Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money. Our biosphere is being sacrificed so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury. It is the sufferings of the many which pay for the luxuries of the few. The year 2078, I will celebrate my 75th birthday. If I have children maybe they will spend that day with me. Maybe they will ask me about you. Maybe they will ask why you didn't do anything while there still was time to act. You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes. Until you start focusing on what needs to be done rather than what is politically possible, there is no hope. We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis. We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, and we need to focus on equity. And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, maybe we should change the system itself. We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past and you will ignore us again. We have run out of excuses and we are running out of time. We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people. Thank you." #SchoolStrike4Climate #ClimateStrike #Youth4Climate #YouthUnstoppable # FridaysForFuture
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The project ‘Economic Impact Assessment of Climate Change in Key Sectors in Nepal’ was undertaken at the request of the Government of Nepal. It originated to address the target included in the Climate Change Policy 2011: the assessment of losses and benefits from climate change in various geographical areas and development sectors by 2013. This project was led by the Integrated Development Society Nepal (IDS-Nepal), working with Practical Action Consulting (PAC) in Nepal and the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP) in the UK. Country: Nepal Language: English / Nepali Website: practicalaction.org Twitter: twitter.com/practicalaction Facebook: www.facebook.com/practicalaction More videos like this: Make sure you subscribe for more videos! © All Rights Reserved
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Asked about the economic analysis behind President Barack Obama's energy regulations, Murray said, "There's no scientific analysis either. I have 4,000 scientists that tell me global warming is a hoax. The Earth has cooled for 20 years." Murray Energy is the country's largest coal miner. Asked for clarification, a spokesperson for Murray Energy sent links to the Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change, which says "human-caused climate change is not a global crisis," and the Global Warming Petition Project, a list of science degree holders who don't think humans cause climate change. Murray's claim that there is no scientific analysis behind climate change is not true. A landmark 2013 study assessed 4,000 peer-reviewed papers by 10,000 climate scientists that gave an opinion on the cause of climate change. It showed 97 percent of the authors attributed climate change to manmade causes. His second claim that Earth is cooling is also false. Temperatures were the warmest on record last year, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It was the third year in a row global average temperatures set a record. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/17/murray-energy-ceo-claims-global-warming-is-a-hoax.html References Fact Sheets Coal: A Long History of Subsidies http://www.taxpayer.net/library/article/coal-a-long-history-of-subsidies Federal coal subsidies http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Federal_coal_subsidies Mining Coal, Mounting Costs: The life cycle consequences of coal http://www.chgeharvard.org/resource/mining-coal-mounting-costs-life-cycle-consequences-coal Murray Energy Corporation http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Murray_Energy_Corporation
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Brian Murray, director for economic analysis at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, answers viewer questions about the state of international climate change policy negotiations, during a live "Office Hours" webcast Dec. 1. He is joined via Skype by Jeff Gustafson, a Duke Nicholas School graduate student attending the United Nations climate talks in Durban, South Africa, with his class. Hosting the show is James Todd, a senior writer in Duke's Office of News and Communications. Learn more at http://www.dukeofficehours.com.
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This presentation was recorded at an Aspen Global Change Institute workshop entitled “Abrupt Climate Change: Mechanisms, Early Warning Signs, Impacts, and Economic Analysis” in July of 2005. The Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to further the understanding of global environmental change in service of society. To search our complete video archive, explore our website at www.agci.org/videos.
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