The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs co-hosted the roundtable discussion, “Fighting Climate Change with the Paris COP21 Agreement: Treat or Trick?” on April 6, 2016.

Panelists included:

Joseph Aldy
Associate Professor of Public Policy, JFK School of Government, Harvard University
Former Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment
Former Co-Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Scott Barrett
Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia University
Author of Why Cooperate? The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods

Kate Larsen
Director for U.S. and Global Climate Change Issues, Rhodium Group
Former Lead U.S. Negotiator on Mitigation Commitments and Compliance, UN Climate Negotiations

William Nordhaus
Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University
President, American Economic Association 2014-2015
Author, The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World (2013)

Ernesto Zedillo, director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, served as moderator.