How Will the Nations of the World Deal with Climate Change? - Seminar with Dr. Maureen Cropper, Thursday, April 12 3:30pm-5:00pm
Dr. Maureen Cropper is a Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland College Park. Her research interests include: Environmental Economics, Urban Economics, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Environmental Health.
Economist Nicholas Stern has called Climate Change "the greatest market failure that the world has seen." The implications of emitting greenhouse gases under "business as usual" are clear, but an effective international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has not yet been reached. Dr. Cropper will discuss the limitations of current agreements and the factors that, from an economist's perspective, make an effective agreement difficult to achieve. The talk will conclude by describing the characteristics of successful post-Kyoto climate architecture and discuss different ways of achieving them.
Meet & Greet session with Dr. Cropper at 3:00-3:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.
*Presented by the Departments of Geographical Sciences and Sociology in conjunction with the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.*