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HEEP Director Robert Stavins Featured at “Top Environmental Economists,” January 2022

January 11, 2022

Professor Stavins is profiled and interviewed by Ingmar Schumacher, Professor of Economics at IPAG Business School in Paris, France, at website, “Top Environmental Economists,” including a brief video interview, and a much more extensive written version.

A transcript of the extensive interview is available...

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Separating Signal from Noise at COP26

November 17, 2021

Harvard Kennedy School's Rob Stavins Offers Cautiously Positve Assessment

Author: Alvin Powell, Harvard Gazette

At times it was hard to separate the signal from the noise at the United Nations’ Conference of the Parties on climate change, which ended Friday. The meeting, called COP26, featured new global agreements and protests demanding more action, major announcements from the U.S., China, and others, and denouncements from disappointed activists like Greta Thunberg. For an assessment of what was done, and left undone, the Gazette spoke with ...

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Harvard Project on Climate Agreements Co-hosts COP26 Side Event on Securing Climate Ambition through Cooperative Approaches Facilitated by Article 6

November 10, 2021

With negotiators from around the world hammering out the details of a revised global climate deal at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow, Scotland, much of the work is centered on reaching agreement on a set of rules governing the global carbon market. The so-called “Rulebook” for implementing ...

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HEEP Director Robert Stavins Offers Perspectives on Jeju Island Climate Measures and Article 6 at COP26 Panel Discussion

November 9, 2021

Jeju Island, the 707 square mile self-governing province off the south coast of South Korea which is making ambitious strides toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030, serves as a potential important demonstration for other sub-national entities that seek to reduce their global climate footprint. That was one perspective voiced Monday (November 11) by Robert Stavins, director of the ...

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Sailing Alone, Under the Stars, and Fast

October 1, 2021

Chan School’s Hammitt wins Bermuda sailing race

Author: Alvin Powell, Harvard Gazette

Jim Hammitt knows well the two rules of offshore sailboat racing: First, it doesn’t matter how fast you go as long as you’re headed in the right direction; and second, it doesn’t matter what direction you go, as long as you sail fast.

Hammitt managed to thread the needle on those conflicting priorities in June, sailing fast and in the right direction over 10 days at sea — five of them alone — to...

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