Harvard Project Receives Award from Harvard University Climate Fund
The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements received a grant in March 2016 from the Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund, along with 9 other programs and projects at Harvard University.
May 3, 2016
The New York Times
By Joseph E. Aldy, Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
"Given the existing low-cost competition in a no-growth market, renewable developers face tough investment challenges absent new policies. A carbon tax could substantially increase market demand for renewable power and encourage the retirement of pollution-intensive coal-fired power plants."
The Environmental Forum, issue 3, volume 33
By Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government; Member of the Board; Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
"The problem has not been solved, and it will not be for years to come, but the new approach brought about by the Paris Agreement can be a key step toward reducing the threat of global climate change. The agreement is only a foundation for moving forward, but it is a sufficiently broad and sensible foundation to make increased ambition feasible for the first time. Whether the agreement is ultimately successful, whether this foundation for progress is effectively exploited over the years ahead by the parties to the agreement, is something we will know only 10, 20, or more years from now."
"Bilateral Cooperation between China and the United States: Facilitating Progress on Climate-Change Policy"
By Joseph E. Aldy, Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Thomas Brewer, Ji Chen, Sha Fu, Yue Qi, Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government; Member of the Board; Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Robert C. Stowe, Former Associate Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Pu Wang, Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sustainability Science, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Xiaohua Zhang, Shuang Zheng and Ji Zou
The Harvard Project has released a paper on China-U.S. cooperation on climate-change policy—jointly authored with researchers at China's National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation.
February 25, 2016
By Bryan Galcik
On January 20, 2016, Harvard Project Director Robert Stavins presented at a workshop in Oslo, Norway—"Potential Climate Risks in Financial Markets." The workshop speakers offered different points of view on the effects of climate change on financial markets. Professor Stavins focused on what he determined to be a more important determinant of risk for financial markets than climate change itself—namely, climate-change policy. The goal of the workshop was to advance new research connecting financial economics and environmental economics.
January 26, 2016
By Robert C. Stowe, Former Associate Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements—and its Director, Robert Stavins—have completed a multi-year, multi-faceted engagement with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is an intergovernmental organization that engages the global scientific community in assessing research on climate change and synthesizing this research for policymakers. The IPCC, as the leading organization pursuing this mission, prepares its reports primarily for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its member governments.