“Turning the Corner to Climate Safety: The Economics - and the Politics - of Solving the Climate Crisis,” with Nathaniel Keohane, Environmental Defense Fund

Event time: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Institution for Social and Policy Studies (PROS077 ), A002 See map
77 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 


Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our world today. With temperatures and sea levels rising, and extreme weather events becoming increasingly frequent, we are already getting a glimpse of the possible future – and yet global emissions of greenhouse gases continue on their seemingly inexorable rise. What impacts are we likely to see in the decades ahead from a changing climate? What can we do to turn the corner on rising emissions and put the planet on a path toward climate safety? Join Nathaniel Keohane, a former Yale professor and Obama Administration official and now Senior VP and head of climate at Environmental Defense Fund, for a discussion of the threats facing all of us – and why there’s still reason to be optimistic despite the magnitude of the challenge.

Nathaniel Keohane is Senior Vice President at Environmental Defense Fund, where he leads EDF’s Climate program and helps to shape the organization’s advocacy for environmentally effective and economically sound climate policy. Nat’s areas of expertise include U.S. and global climate and energy policy, the economic impact of climate change, the benefits and costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the design and performance of cap-and-trade programs and other policy instruments.

The Robert H. Litowitz Lectures are sponsored by the Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics (EPE) at Yale University.

Open to: 
General Public