Green Pathways Out of Poverty? The Conflicts and Synergies Between Poverty Alleviation and Climate Change Mitigation
Faced with the climate crisis, do we need to redefine development? The fourth Yale Development Dialogue explores two often conflicting goals: environmental protection and poverty reduction.
Since the 1970s, if not earlier, it has been taken for granted that there is a trade-off involved between environmental protection and development. Given the gravity of the climate crisis and the particular risk, it poses to the world’s poorest people, are there are also synergies to be harnessed between those two goals? Moderated by Catherine Cheney, this dialogue features historian and anthropologist Julie Livingston, author of Self-Devouring Growth, in conversation with Sunil Amrith, Rohini Pande, and Rory Stewart. Faced with the climate crisis, do we need to redefine development?
The fourth event in a series of virtual panels, The Yale Development Dialogues, a collaboration between the Yale Economic Growth Center and the South Asian Studies Council at Yale MacMillan Center, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.