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China’s Great Climate Leap Forward

September 25, 2015

[Foreign Policy ]...“The complaints, from people in Congress and elsewhere, [were], ‘Okay, so they’ve given an aspirational target, but they haven’t said how they’re going to do it.’ Well, now they’ve done precisely that, and that’s extremely important,” said Robert Stavins, director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.

The Pope's Tricky Argument on Climate

September 21, 2015

[Bloomberg View ] Cass Sunstein: This week, Pope Francis is expected to implore both the U.S. Congress and the UN General Assembly to take aggressive steps to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. His thinking on this issue is not simple alarm over climate change. It involves an extraordinary combination of passionate environmentalism, concern for the poor, skepticism about economics and apparent hostility to "profits." All this makes for an impressive but occasionally awkward argument.


Learn about HEEP

HEEP is a university-wide initiative addressing today's complex environmental challenges and is based in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. Learn more by reading director Robert Stavins' welcome message.

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