Coping with the Climate Crisis: Mitigation Policies and Global Coordination (Book Review and Excerpt)

Whether you believe in the science or not or care about future generations or not, climate change is already affecting your welfare. Coping with the Climate Crisis demonstrates that the world is moving rapidly from identifying climate-change problems to implementing solutions. The authors articulate how our economies must evolve and our institutions strengthen in resolve and focus. A must-read for all consumers, investors, businesses, and policy makers globally—skeptical or otherwise.

~ Adrian Orr, governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and CEO, New Zealand Superannuation Fund

Today is the last day of our month-long Earth Day celebration, and your last day to enter for a chance to win a copy of this month’s featured titles, including a copy of Coping with the Climate Crisis: Mitigation Policies and Global CoordinationBelow is an excerpt from the book’s introduction and a book review for you to peruse. 

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Edited by Rabah Arezki, Patrick Bolton, Karim El Aynaoui, and Maurice Obstfeld, Coping with the Climate Crisis: Mitigation Policies and Global Coordination​ brings together leading experts from academia and policy circles to explore issues related to the implementation of the COP21 Paris Agreement and the challenges of accelerating the transition toward sustainable development. The book synthesizes the key insights of climate change economics in an accessible guide.

The Chair read for you : Coping with the climate crisis. Mitigation policies and global coordination de R. Arezki, P. Bolton, K. El Aynaoui and M. Obstfeld

Chaire Economie du Climat: April 2019

In 1990, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its first assessment report laying the foundation for scientific knowledge on climate change and highlighting the crucial role of international cooperation in limiting its consequences. Nearly 30 years later, despite growing warnings from the scientific community over the risks associated with climate change, it must be acknowledged that little effort has been made to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and evidence of the climate crisis is becoming increasingly visible, reinforcing the need for a rapid and massive decline in GHG emissions at the global level.

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