Second CEPR/EAERE webinar on Climate Policy:  Pandemic stimulus spending and the fight against climate change will be held on June 10th, 5.00-6.30 pm CEST.

Climate change is a long term threat to human societies with expected huge impacts on health, economies and welfare. Somehow similar to a pandemic, but with more persistent and irreversible consequences. Even more than the fight against Covid-19, climate change control is a difficult and complex task, which requires well-designed policies and important financial resources.
The post-pandemic recovery is an important opportunity, if policies to address the current pandemic are and will be designed to achieve stronger, sustainable, and low carbon economic growth.
The Covid-19 pandemic has indeed triggered the deepest global economic contraction since World War II. While most economies are expected to rebound in 2021-2022, the impact of the pandemic on many aspects of economy and emission drivers may last far longer. Therefore, a strong alignment of Covid-19 recovery packages with climate targets has the potential to address two important objectives: economic recovery and decarbonisation. This webinar will analyse these issues starting from lessons from past pandemics and then focusing on the implications of recovery plans for the fight against climate change.

Programme:

Massimo Tavoni, Director of the European Institute on Environmental Economics (EIEE)
“In and out of pandemics: sustainability lessons from the recent past”
https://www.eiee.org/team-member/massimo-tavoni/

Ioana Petrescu, Senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School and a former Romanian finance Minister
“Pandemic Stimulus Spending. A Glimpse into the (Green and Digital) Future”
https://ash.harvard.edu/people/ioana-petrescu

Moderated Discussion with:
Andrea Tilche, adjunct Professor at NTNU in Trondheim and former Director of the Environment Directorate of DG Research & Innovation
( https://ec.europa.eu/environment/archives/greenweek2013/andrea-tilche.html )
Danielle Arostegui, EDF Senior Analyst of Climate Policy
( https://www.edf.org/people/danielle-arostegui)

15-min Q&A session

Organisers:

Carlo Carraro (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia and CEPR)
Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)
Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)

Register here

Detailed programme here

The Climate Policy Webinar Series (CPWS) is a webinar series featuring invited speakers in the area of climate policy. It is aimed at experts working in governments, international organizations, the private sector, academics and the media. This monthly online series started in May 2021 and is organized jointly by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).