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Addressing climate inequality

Hosted by the LSE Environment Camp

In-person and online public event (Old Theatre, Old Building)

Speaker

Professor Esther Duflo

Professor Esther Duflo

Chair

Professor Oriana Bandiera

Professor Oriana Bandiera

A central issue with climate change is that those who contribute least to the problem are being most effected. This public event will present new thinking on how to design and finance loss and damage funds.

It will also examine how these funds might be best spent to protect vulnerable populations against the effects of climate change.

Meet our speaker and chair

Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). In her research, she seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim to help design and evaluate social policies. She has worked on health, education, financial inclusion, environment and governance. Duflo has received numerous academic honors and prizes including 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (with co-Laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer), the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences (2015), the A.SK Social Science Award (2015), Infosys Prize (2014), the David N. Kershaw Award (2011), a John Bates Clark Medal (2010), and a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship (2009).  With Abhijit Banerjee, she wrote Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, which won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2011 and has been translated into more than 17 languages, and the recently released Good Economics for Hard Times.

Oriana Bandiera (@orianabandiera) is the Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a honorary foreign member of the American Economic Association, a fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society, CEPR, BREAD and IZA.  She is co-editor of Econometrica, director of the Hub for Equal Representation at LSE and of the Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) programme at IZA.  She serves on the council of the Econometric Society, on the board of the International Growth Centre and of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

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This event is part of the LSE Environment Camp running from 2 to 3 May, with a series of events exploring environmental issues and connecting the work to policy change.

The Economics of Environment and Energy (EEE) Programme (@STICERD_LSE) gathers a dynamic group of researchers working on the interaction between human activity and the natural environment. We capture work both on how economic growth can be made cleaner but also on how to mitigate the damages from this growth. Our objective is to bring these concerns into mainstream economics and to create the policy-relevant research needed to address environmental and energy challenges at scale and speed.

The Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (@POID_LSE) carries out cutting-edge research into how to boost productivity through nurturing innovation – ideas that are new to the world – and how to diffuse these ideas across the economy. The programme is funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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This public event is free and open to all. This event will be a hybrid event, with an in-person audience and an online audience. For the in person event: You can request one ticket via the online ticket request form, which will open after 10am on Wednesday 24 April. The ticket request form will be open until at least 10am on Thursday 25 April. If after this time we have received more requests than there are tickets available, the line will be closed, and tickets will be allocated on a random basis to those requests received. If we have received fewer requests than tickets available, the ticket line will stay open until all tickets have been allocated. You will be notified within 3 working days whether your ticket request has been successful.

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