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Climate and Growth

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The speaker will discuss the complex interplay between climate action and economic growth. He will address the pressing global challenge of climate change and explore strategies to harmonize environmental sustainability with economic prosperity. Through extensive research the speaker shall show how nations can strike a balance, ensuring that climate initiatives not only mitigate environmental risks but also foster robust economic development. These insights shall provide a roadmap for policymakers and businesses, offering pragmatic solutions to navigate the intersection of climate priorities and economic goals.

About the Speakers

Surender Kumar

Surender Kumar is a Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics. He completed his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His fields of research include environmental and resource economics, applied econometrics, and efficiency and productivity analysis.

Robert N. Stavins

Robert N. Stavins is the A. J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development, Harvard Kennedy School; Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; and Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements. He is a University Fellow, Resources for the Future; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; elected Fellow, Association of Environmental and Resource Economics; Member, Board of Directors, Resources for the Future; and Editor, Journal of Wine Economics. He was Chairman, Environmental Economics Advisory Board, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was Lead Author, Second and Third Assessment Reports, IPCC; and Coordinating Lead Author, Fifth Assessment Report. His B.A. in philosophy is from Northwestern, M.S. in agricultural economics from Cornell, and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.