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SDSU to Host Climate Change Talks

The event is Thursday, May 3.
By Greg Block

The issue of climate change goes far beyond being "green." There are short and long-term moral and policy issues to be considered in any climate change discussion.

San Diego State University's Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs will present a discussion titled "After Kyoto I: The Moral and Policy Considerations of Climate Change."

Event information

The event, Thursday, May 3 from 4 pm to 6 pm, is co-sponsored with the SDSU Center for Regional Sustainability and the Sustainability Department.

The event will feature:

Paul Baer, assistant professor in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology; research director and co-founder of EcoEquity. Baer is best known for his development of the Environment Institute and a global climate policy framework called "Greenhouse Development Rights."

Andrew Light, associate professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University; senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Light leads the Center for American Progress's work on international climate issues, including participation in the Global Climate Network and efforts involving the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change meetings.

John Roemer, Elizabeth S. and A. Varick professor of political science and economics, Yale University. Roemer's research interests include political economy, distributive justice, and equality of opportunity.

Robert Stavins, Albert Pratt professor of business and government, the Kennedy School, Harvard University. Stavins is the director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a university fellow of Resources for the Future, former chair of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Economics Advisory Board, and a member of the editorial councils of scholarly periodicals. His research interests include environmental economics and policy.