Superstorm Sandy clean-up, rising food prices, increased heating and cooling costs: we can no longer ignore the direct economic impact of climate change on our day to day lives. Estimating costs of climate change damages informs rule-makers of the benefits of implementing climate change policy. How do policy-makers calculate the costs and benefits associated with carbon emissions?
In collaboration with the Pace Energy and Climate Center, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy is excited to host an expert panel on the Social Cost of Carbon, an estimate of the economic damages associated with small increases in carbon emissions. Please join us to discuss the stark reality of climate change impacts facing the U.S. economy, how the SCC measures the benefits of proposed climate change regulations, and the implications of using the SCC in U.S. climate policy.