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TIPP  Mittwoch, 05.06.2024

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Gernot Wagner: „Climate Risks, Uncertainties, and Opportunities“

16:30 - 18:00 Uhr
SoWi Aula, Universitätsstraße 15

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Gernot Wagner

Gernot Wagner is a climate economist and Senior Lecturer at Columbia Business School. He is the author of 6 books, dozens of academic articles, and a globally syndicated columnist and frequent contributor to The New York Times, Washington Post, and elsewhere.

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What we know is bad; what we don’t makes climate change potentially much worse still. The many negative climatic tipping points are all too real. So are positive, economic ones pointing in the right direction. The climate race is on, and despite the best attempts by some, there’s no going back. Low-carbon, high-efficiency technologies will only get better and cheaper over time. Oil, coal, and gas, meanwhile, are commodities, whose prices will always fluctuate due to geopolitical vagaries and other factors out of our control. The best medicine for addressing “fossilflation”? Getting off fossil fuels.
In this talk, climate economist Gernot Wagner takes a sober look at both unmitigated climate risks and the trillion-dollar business opportunities of the clean-energy race.

(Photo: Rose Lincoln, Harvard, June 2018)

The book for the talk: https://gwagner.com/climate-race


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