Yossi Sheffi, a Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT, and Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, recently wrote an article on Project Syndicate entitled “Green Lobby’s Misdirected Anger“. He argues that our current efforts to curb carbon emissions are insufficient to keep temperature increases below 1.5°C and suggests the only real alternative is geoengineering and nuclear fusion. I disagree.
Here are some new open positions for environmental economists that made it in my inbox:
Behond, a new edition of the ISEFI conference is coming up, don’t miss it: https://isefi.sciencesconf.org/. Together with Eric Strobl, University of Bern, and Cees Withagen, IPAG Business School & VU University, I organize the environmental economics part of this conference.
The 7th International Symposium on Environment and Energy Finance Issues (ISEFI-2019), jointly organized by the IPAG Center for Energy Economics and Environment (IPAG Business School) and the Centre of Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Materials (Paris Dauphine University), will take place on 23-24 May 2019 in Paris, France. It aims to provide academics, policymakers, and practitioners with a valuable forum for discussion and critical analysis of the major issues and challenges that interrelate energy, environment, macroeconomics and financial markets.
In October 2018 IPCC published a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. This report has been widely publicized in media across the globe such as BBC News, Financial Times, EURACTIVE or the New York Times. The conclusion is that there is an urgent need for a quick action. One issue that economists in general would have with this report is whether or not it makes sense to stick to the 1.5°C target from a cost-benefit point of view. So what do we know?
Who would be your pick?
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
European Award for Researchers in
Environmental Economics under the Age of Forty
The European Award for Researchers in Environmental Economics under the Age of Forty is a recognition given every year to the young environmental economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to environmental economic thought and knowledge. If there is a significant body of joint work, the prize may be awarded jointly to two recipients provided that both recipients are under the age of forty.
The winner of the 2019 Award Edition will be announced by the Association’s President during the 24th EAERE Annual Conference – Manchester, 26-29 June 2019.
The prize is honorary and materially consists of Springer books vouchers to the value of EUR 1.000.
EAERE members are invited and encouraged to send nominations by November 30th, 2018.
Nominations are meant as suggestions to the Nominating Committee and are not binding. Nominating Committee members can send nominations themselves.
Self-nominations are accepted.
Nominating Committee 2019
Christian Gollier (Chair)
- Always good to have some good news about the world: 23 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better, by
- Incorporating preferences into a healthy and sustainable diet, by Neil Chalmers and Cesar Revoredo-Giha
- Me, the Poor or the Environment: Evaluating the Relative Strength of Social and Environmental Preferences, by Michael Brady, Hayley Chouinard, Philip Wandschneider
- The simple arithmetic of carbon pricing and stranded assets, by Frederick van der Ploeg and Armon Rezai
- Call for Thematic and Policy Sessions at EAERE 2019
- 13th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics: ‘Co-creation, Making Ecological Economics Matter’, June 18th to 21st, 2019, Turku/Åbo, Finland