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Peru Minister: US Might Make "Significant" Donation to Climate Fund

October 10, 2014

[The Hill ]...After President Obama's speech at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York last month revealed no intentions to contribute to the fund, experts close to negotiations said the road to Paris looked less certain.

“If you ask me what could happen that could blow everything up and cause the Paris talks to collapse,” Robert Stavins, professor for Harvard University's environmental economics program, told The Hill last month. “It’s the $100 billion commitment that is now on the table.”

Viewpoints: Climate Change Policy Comes with Economic Risks

October 5, 2014

[The Sacramento Bee ]...California represents less than 1 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Any solution that does not involve a global consensus will cause California to suffer very high costs without any benefits. With this in mind, noted environmental economists Todd Schatzki and Robert Stavins have outlined a possible next generation climate change framework.

HEEP Welcomes New Fellows

September 30, 2014

The Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) is very pleased to welcome a number of new Faculty and Pre-Doctoral Fellows. Our Faculty Fellows are actively engaged in research at the frontiers of environmental, energy, and natural resource economics and have made key breakthroughs that are relevant to public policy. They have held important positions in the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.