Past Events

Financing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

September 17, 2017

Climate change demands change - technological, economic, social. As we face these transitions, the question remains, how do we pay for it?

Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), joined SCEPA and the Fordham School of Law to discuss how to finance the pathway to global sustainability. His slideshow from the presentation is available.

As an international leader on economic development in response to climate change, Nakicenovic contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), authored over 300 scientific publications, and has degrees from Princeton University, the University of Vienna, and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The talk was followed by a panel discussion on the economic, legal and financial consequences of climate change mitigation and adaptation with Fordham Law School's Clinical Professor of Law Paolo Galizzi, director of the Sustainable Development Legal Initiative and The New School's Economics Professor Willi Semmler, director of SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change project. Welcoming remarks were provided by Linda Sugin, Fordham School of Law's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law.

The event was sponsored by SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change project and the Fordham University Fordham Law School. The event was generously supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, The New School's Tishman Center for Environment and Design (TEDC), and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) works to bring reality into conventional economics. An economic policy think tank within the department of economics at The New School, we provide scholars, non-profits, and government officials with research on key policy issues.

The Sustainable Development Legal Initiative (SDLI) promotes the use of law to foster environmentally sound development and poverty eradication. Within Fordham Law School and its Leitner Center, SDLI serves as a focal point for activities in the field of international sustainable development.