Past Event

Robert Pollin - Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet

May 25, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Online and In-person: Allan Rosenfield Building (Hess Commons), Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, New York

Event Description

In its landmark studies of 2018 and 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that to stabilize the global mean temperature of 2100 at 1.50C, global net CO2) emissions will have to fall by about 45 percent as of 2030 and reach net zero emissions by 2050. As he uses the term, the core of the Green New Deal is exactly targeted on achieving the IPCC emissions reduction targets, and to accomplish this in a way that also expands decent job opportunities and raises mass living standards for working people and the poor throughout the world. As such, the global Green New Deal presents a robust alternative to neoliberalism, the dominant economic policy framework throughout the world over the past 40 years. 

Event Speaker

Robert Pollin, Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage. Please email Carolina Montes Garcia at [email protected] with any questions. 

Hosted by the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.