July 6, 2021 | Event

October 21st & 22nd
A 2-day workshop to discuss how society can tackle the uncertainties associated with climate change.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different fields (including, but not limited to climate physics, economics, and data sciences) to discuss for instance how society can tackle the uncertainties associated with climate change.

Connection details

Main organizers

Simon Scheidegger (UNIL, Department of Economics; E4S)
Doris Folini (ETHZ, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science)
Felix Kübler (UZH, Department for Banking and Finance)

Date

Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of October 2021

Time

Morning sessions: from 8.30 to 12.00
Afternoon sessions: from 13.30 – 16.30

Format: Hybrid

Speakers will meet in person in Lausanne.
Attendees will be invited to join a Zoom meeting. The link will be sent after registration.

Program

Thursday October 21st

  • 08.45 – 9.00 : Welcome by the hosts
  • 9.00 – 9.50 : Carbon pricing and asset diversification, by Rick van der Ploeg, University of Oxford
  • 9.50 – 10.40 : The climate in climate economics, by Doris Folini, ETHZ
  • 10.40 – 11.00 : Coffee break
  • 11.00 – 11.50 : Combining Global Climate Models Using Graph Cuts, by Gregoire Mariethoz, University of Lausanne
  • 12.00 – 13.30 : Lunch break
  • 13.30 – 14.20 : Global and regional climate impacts of future emissions of short-lived climate forcers – how will they impact the 2°C target? by Annica Ekman, Stockholm University
  • 14.20 – 15.10 : A Global, High-Resolution, Integrated Model of the Economy, Climate, and Weather by Tony Smith, Yale (remote)
  • 15.10 – 15.30 : Coffee break
  • 15.30 – 16.20: Interdisciplinary dialogue (among Doris Folini, Annica Ekman, Kenneth Gillingham, Rick van der Ploeg), moderated by Karl Schmedders, IMD

Friday October 22nd

  • 9.00 – 9.50 : Pricing Climate Risk, by Christian Träger, University of Oslo
  • 9.50 – 10.40 : The economics of climate change: no action not an option, by Patrick Saner, Swiss Re
  • 10.40 – 11.00 : Coffee break
  • 11.00 – 11.50 : Policy implications of a global Assessment of Oil and Gas Methane Ultra-Emitters, by Philippe Ciais, LSCE (remote)
  • 12.00 – 13.30 : Lunch break
  • 13.30 – 14.20 : Equilibrium Trade in Automobiles, by Kenneth Gillingham, Yale
  • 14.30 – 15.20 : The Macroeconomic Consequences of Uncertain Climate Change, by Lars Hansen, University of Chicago (remote)
  • 15.20 – 15.40 : Coffee break
  • 15.40 – 16.30 : Can Today’s and Tomorrow’s World Uniformly Gain from Carbon Taxation? by Larry Kotlikoff, Boston University
  • 16.30 – 16.40 : Closing remarks


Detailed program


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