Climate change is a major challenge of the 21st century. Significant scientific and technical progress and innovative solutions are required to address this challenge. While economists argue that carbon pricing should be central in leading climate-friendly innovations, technology-specific policies, such as renewable energy resources developments have seen greater public support worldwide.
Carolyn Fischer is the University of Ottawa’s Canada 150 Research Chair in Climate Economics, Innovation and Policy and is cross-appointed with the Faculty of Social Sciences. Fisher is a senior fellow with Resources for the Future (RFF) and currently holds joint appointments as a professor of environmental economics at Vrije Universiteit – Amsterdam. She is also a Tinbergen Institute affiliate, a fellow of the CESifo Research Network and a member of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network. She was the Marks Visiting Professor at Gothenburg University in 2017–2018 and an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellow from 2014 to 2016. Fisher currently serves as a vice-president and council member for the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).
October 10, 7 p.m.
McMaster Innovation Park (MIP), Room 1ABCD, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton
Free admission. Register online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/building-climate-ambition-in-a-globalized-world-tickets-69554267687
Or call 905 525 9140 ext. 26848
*Free Parking in MIP’s Special Events Parking Lot. Refreshments served 6:30 p.m.*
Human >< Nature series. Presented by The Socrates Project, McMaster Centre for Climate Change, City of Hamilton, City of Burlington, Mohawk College’s Bay Area Climate Change Office, and the Ontario Climate Consortium.