CPR and IMF invite you to a discussion on 'Climate-friendly growth in a post-pandemic world'

CPR and IMF invite you to a discussion on 'Climate-friendly growth in a post-pandemic world'
Florence Jaumotte, E. Somanathan, NAVROZ K. DUBASH
Thursday, 11 February 2021 Add to Calendar 2021-02-11 18:30:00 2021-02-11 20:30:00 Asia/Kolkata CPR and IMF invite you to a discussion on 'Climate-friendly growth in a post-pandemic world' Presentation on 'Mitigating climate change: growth- and distribution-friendly strategies' by: Florence Jaumotte – Deputy Division Chief, IMF Research Department Discussant: E. Somanathan – Professor and Head of CECFEE, Indian Statistical Institute Moderated by: Navroz K. Dubash – Professor, CPR and Coordinator, CPR Initiative on Climate, Energy and Environment   Register to attend this online event via Zoom.   ABOUT THIS EVENT Without further action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the planet is on course to reach temperatures not seen in millions of years, with potentially catastrophic implications. The analysis in the World Economic Outlook suggests that an initial green investment push combined with steadily rising carbon prices would deliver the needed emission reductions at reasonable transitional global output effects, putting the global economy on a stronger and more sustainable footing over the medium term. The transitional costs could be further reduced as new technological innovations develop in response to carbon pricing and green research and development subsidies. To build inclusion and ensure the broadest possible support for mitigation policies, governments can use part of their carbon tax revenues to support job transitions and provide targeted cash transfers to protect poorer households against losses in purchasing power.   ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS Florence Jaumotte is a Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Research Department. She has worked in the Multilateral Surveillance Division and the World Economic Studies Division of the Research Department, as well as on a number of country teams. Her research interests include: open-economy macroeconomics, economic growth, inequality, labor market institutions and climate. Previously, she has worked in the Economics Department of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. She holds a Master in Economics from the University of Namur in Belgium and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.   E. Somanathan is Professor in the Economics and Planning Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute in Delhi, and Head of CECFEE (Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment). His research is in the economics of environment and development. He received his PhD from Harvard University and has taught at Emory University, the University of Michigan, and Pr... Online via Zoom
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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Presentation on 'Mitigating climate change: growth- and distribution-friendly strategies' by: Florence Jaumotte – Deputy Division Chief, IMF Research Department
Discussant: E. Somanathan – Professor and Head of CECFEE, Indian Statistical Institute
Moderated by: Navroz K. Dubash – Professor, CPR and Coordinator, CPR Initiative on Climate, Energy and Environment
 
 
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Without further action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the planet is on course to reach temperatures not seen in millions of years, with potentially catastrophic implications. The analysis in the World Economic Outlook suggests that an initial green investment push combined with steadily rising carbon prices would deliver the needed emission reductions at reasonable transitional global output effects, putting the global economy on a stronger and more sustainable footing over the medium term. The transitional costs could be further reduced as new technological innovations develop in response to carbon pricing and green research and development subsidies. To build inclusion and ensure the broadest possible support for mitigation policies, governments can use part of their carbon tax revenues to support job transitions and provide targeted cash transfers to protect poorer households against losses in purchasing power.
 
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS
Florence Jaumotte is a Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Research Department. She has worked in the Multilateral Surveillance Division and the World Economic Studies Division of the Research Department, as well as on a number of country teams. Her research interests include: open-economy macroeconomics, economic growth, inequality, labor market institutions and climate. Previously, she has worked in the Economics Department of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. She holds a Master in Economics from the University of Namur in Belgium and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
 
E. Somanathan is Professor in the Economics and Planning Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute in Delhi, and Head of CECFEE (Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment). His research is in the economics of environment and development. He received his PhD from Harvard University and has taught at Emory University, the University of Michigan, and Princeton University. He has been Executive Director of SANDEE (South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics), a Co-ordinating Lead Author for the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC, and is a Co-Editor of Environment and Development Economics, a Cambridge University Press journal.
 
Navroz K. Dubash is a Professor at the Centre for Policy Research who has been actively engaged in global and national debates on climate change, air quality, energy and water for over 25 years. Dr. Dubash is Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC, serves on the UNEP Emissions Gap Report Steering Committee, and has advised the Indian government on climate change, energy, air and water policy for over a decade, including as a member of the committee on a Long-Term Strategy for Low Carbon Development for India. He has written two books, edited ten volumes, and published more than 70 journal articles and book chapters. His most recent edited book is India in a Warming World (Oxford University Press, 2019).