John Roemer

The etics of climate change

Date: December 11th. 7 PM

Place: Fundació Antoni Tàpies

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Today, the magnitude of the climate change challenge requires that States cooperate to control greenhouse gas emissions, with the idea of distributing permitted emissions among different regions so that the relative growth can be maintained in each State. The commitment to equality and sustainability requires a rethinking of the objectives of economic growth, both in developed and developing countries. An economic challenge, but also a political one on a world scale

The speaker at the conference will be John Roemer, Ph.D. in economics from the University of Berkeley, Professor of Political Science and Economics at Yale University. His research focuses on political economy and distributive justice.

Chair: Humberto Llavador, professor of economics at Pompeu Fabra University. Llavador and Roemer have worked together on a model for calculating globally acceptable emissions.

The conference will be in English and there will be simultaneous translation into Catalan.