WHO: Noted economist and lecturer Dan Morrow
WHAT: Three Seminars on Climate Change Policy
WHERE: CIR’s Conference Room. 413 Grant Ave
WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 10am. Tuesday, January 22, 10am. Tuesday, March 26, 10am.
TICKETS: are $25 for all three seminars, or $10 for an individual. Tickets are available here.
Join CIR for something new and exciting beginning in October – a three-part seminar series on climate change. Each will be 1.5 hours long, held in CIR’s conference room; each will feature a detailed discussion of international climate change policy. All seminars will begin with a 45-minute presentation from noted World Bank economist, lecturer, and speaker Dan Morrow. He has taught graduate courses on International Climate Change Policy at the Elliott School of International Affairs and George Washington University in Washington DC. During 2012 through 2016, he taught a semester-long course. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University. Each session will begin with a presentation of about 45 minutes followed by open discussion. Participation is limited to facilitate a robust exchange of views.
- Seminar 1 will focus on scientific assessments of the risks of global climate change and its potential impacts. The presentation will highlight aspects of the science that might be new to participants, particularly the risk that climate change could be faster and more severe than average projections. Particular attention will be given to the potential impacts on ecological systems and agricultural production.
- Seminar 2 will briefly review the history of international negotiations on climate change policy and then focus on the current status and prospects for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This will include a brief review of the status of policies in China, the US, and India to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Seminar 3 will examine the status and prospects for selected policies intended to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. These include policies to promote RD&D for renewable energy, to facilitate use of natural gas as a substitute for coal, and to promote carbon capture and storage (CCS).
NOTE that the second two dates in January and March may shift – they’ll be finalized at the first session on October 23rd.