Anthropogenic climate change is one of the top challenges facing policymakers today, and carbon pricing is seen as a particularly effective and accessible option to mitigate this threat. However, issues remain such as whether such policies can and will be scaled to truly mitigate capitalism’s self-destructive nature in terms of natural resource use and earth system boundaries. This presentation will examine how international institutions like the World Bank incorporate climate change mitigation and adaptation into policy lending and research operations. In particular, how to design carbon pricing and environmental taxation to reduce deforestation in large forest-producing countries. We will also hear from the speaker about the role of a researcher and their experience with the process of environmental policymaking.
Erin Hayde, NSSR alumna and former oikos NYC member, currently works as a Consultant for the World Bank’s Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice.
There will be a Q&A after the presentation. Every participant is welcome to bring his/her lunch; light refreshments will be served.
Location: The New School University Center (UC), Room 610
Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm