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Changing climate, changing markets

Author(s): ZAKLAN Aleksandar, VALERO Vanessa

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ABSTRACT

"Chief scientists, political leaders and even business leaders have named climate change as “the biggest challenge we face”. Extreme weather and rising sea levels pose immediate threats to life and property. But any response to the phenomena is likely to dramatically change the economy. So why does an environmental problem require an economics solution? Since the industrial revolution, increasingly efficient methods of harnessing natural resources have gone hand in hand with economic growth. But we are looking to break that link."

The EUI Times interviews Aleksandar Zaklan and Vanessa Valero (Jean Monnet Fellows at the Climate Policy Research Unit).

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