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America's Climate Change Future: Housing Markets, Stranded Assets, and Entrenched Interests
Friday, 01 February 2019, 9:00
Friday, February 1, 2019. 9:00AM. America's Climate Change Future: Housing Markets, Stranded Assets, and Entrenched Interests. Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator of Rhode Island. Sponsored by Rhodes Center for International Economics, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, and the Office of the President. More information here.
America's Climate Change Future is a one day conference on the economic and political consequences of climate change. The conference focuses on three key areas. First, the economics of rising sea levels for real coastal estate markets, which comprise a large portion of US housing market growth and hence personal wealth. The economics of ‘stranded carbon assets.’ That is, the raw materials and financial assets tied up in carbon release that have a high current value but whose values could decline precipitously in the future, especially if ambitious action is undertaken as scientific consensus suggests is needed. The third is the organized politics of climate denial: who are the agents and institutions behind scientific disinformation and how can such a politics best be countered?
Location Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St. Providence, RI 02906. Live Webcast available.