UCL Department of Economics


IFS event: Major Economic Challenges: Climate Change

14 September 2021, 3:00 pm–4:15 pm

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"Climate change poses an existential threat. It will generate tremendous economic costs, jeopardize ecosystems and biodiversity, bring about social unrest, provoke wide scale migration, and create a resentment from poor and middle-income countries that might trigger wars or other forms of conflict. We have little time left to act." -The Major Future Economic Challenges

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Richard Blundell

The authors of the climate change chapter of the report, Mar Reguant, Associate Professor of Economics at Northwestern University, Illinois, and Christian Gollier, Professor and Director General of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), will present their findings from the report, focusing on the urgency of addressing the existential threat of climate change and making proposals to accelerate the achievement of our climate goals, particularly on the European level.