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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
Thursday, October 3 • 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Open Dis[Courses] - Economics of Climate Change

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The economics of climate change has recently become an important topic both in academia and in public policy debates. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) and multilateral institutions (IMF, WB, and ILO) have undertaken extensive work on the causes and effects of climate change. The economics of climate change is related to environmental, resource economics, and macroeconomic policies. This course starts with the theory of externalities in economics and focuses on the causes of climate change, the latest research on climate change, and the mitigation and adaptation policies proposed to combat climate change, such as cap and trade, carbon tax, and green bonds, as well as on the distributional impacts of those policies. The course also studies new technologies that may help to mitigate climate change. In this context, an important topic is the transition to renewable energy. The transition from fossil fuel to an economy based on renewable energy is also studied here. Further important issues are the financing of climate policies, the frequency and severity of climate disasters, and the current proposal of the Green New Deal. International climate negotiation and treaties are discussed as well as the impact of climate change policies on employment and green jobs.

Thursday October 3, 2019 6:00pm - 7:50pm
6 East 16th Street, Room: 734