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Economic and Developmental Challenges of Climate Change

CSEP and CUID Present: Economic and Developmental Challenges of Climate Change - Perspectives from the Global North and South



About this event The Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism and the Cambridge University International Development Society are thrilled to host four leading scholars on the economic and developmental challenges faced by countries in the Global North and South in adapting to climate change.

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes will offer insights on the structural transformation of the global economy necessary to meet internationally agreed climate targets. Dr. Mohaddes will present a taxonomy to discuss the impacts of climate change on macroeconomics risks, the financial system and sovereign debt markets. He will then explain how this analysis can be useful to understand the costs of decarbonization, and the pace at which it can be achieved. Conditional on action being taken early, Dr Kamiar Mohaddes will discuss how a net zero transition would be extremely beneficial.

Dr. Cristina Peñasco will argue that current nationally determined contributions are insufficient to reduce the catastrophic risks of climate change, and that there is a drastic need for more stringent GHG emission targets to be achieved through more ambitious decarbonization policies. Dr. Peñasco will discuss how in a time when climate change needs to comply with the priority for economic competitiveness, a just, fast, and sustainable transition to net-zero can only be achieved with decarbonization policies which minimize short-term trade-offs. She will then discuss a framework to systematically review and synthesize the impacts of ten types of decarbonization policy instruments on seven technical and socioeconomic outcomes. Dr Ayesha Siddiqi will focus on the intersection of hazard-based disasters (typhoons, floods, landslides) and politics, security, and development in the Global South. As a development and post-colonial geographer, Dr Siddiqi will critically discuss the political relations and power dynamics in the aftermath of disasters on the margins of the post-colonial state. Dr Alexander Cullen will discuss the issues of livelihood transitions and environmental subjectivity through a political ecology lens. Dr Cullen will offer critical insights into understanding how power and discursive authority is negotiated by different stakeholders in the post-colonial context. Dr Cullen will discuss how climate imperatives are increasingly used by powerful actors in the production of development and state building projects For notification of similar events in the future, join CSEP's mailing list and follow our Facebook page

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