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Climate Policies for Economic Development

Past Event

September 23, 2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

As the world faces the daunting challenge of limiting global warming, Latin America is in a unique position to leverage its human and natural resources to drive economic development. Should the region focus on decreasing its emissions or on driving green energy production? What climate policies can Latin America adopt to ensure sustained, equitable economic growth?

Join us for a conversation with panelists Mauricio Cárdenas,Visiting Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia’s School of Public & International Affairs, and Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Growth Lab and Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy, at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. The event will be moderated by Laurie Fitzmaurice, Executive Director at the CGEP.