Friday, February 1, 2019
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street
Session 1: Coastal properties and climate change
Session 2: Carbon bubbles and climate futures
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse lunchtime keynote
Session 3: Institutional dynamics of climate action and inaction
Session 4: Pushing against climate denial and defending science
The Rhodes Center for International Economics, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, and the Office of the President are pleased to announce a one day conference on the economic and political consequences of climate change. The conference focuses on three key areas. First, the economics of rising sea levels for real coastal estate markets, which comprise a large portion of US housing market growth and hence personal wealth. The economics of ‘stranded carbon assets.’ That is, the raw materials and financial assets tied up in carbon release that have a high current value but whose values could decline precipitously in the future, especially if ambitious action is undertaken as scientific consensus suggests is needed. The third is the organized politics of climate denial: who are the agents and institutions behind scientific disinformation and how can such a politics best be countered? A lunchtime keynote speech will be given by Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Lunch will be provided for participants.
Read full Research Brief on the conference.
Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance
Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Rhodes Center, and IBES, Brown University, and the Office of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse