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On Carbon Pricing: Some Countries Price Carbon Extensively and Are Prosperous -- What About Yours?

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Kellogg Center, Room 1501

The Earth Institute presents "On Carbon Pricing: Some Countries Price Carbon Extensively and Are Prosperous -- What About Yours?" a discussion with

Moderator: Klaus Lackner, Ewing-Worzel Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University; Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Speakers: James Hansen, Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University

Claude Henry, Professor of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Sciences Po Paris, Visiting Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Open to the public. RSVP and Photo ID required at check-in.


James Hansen is an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. He served as the head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, a part of the Goddard Space Flight Center, from 1981 to 2013. Hansen is best known for his research in the field of climatology, his testimony on climate change to congressional committees in 1988 that helped raise broad awareness of global warming, and his advocacy of action to avoid dangerous climate change. In recent years, Hansen has become an activist for action to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Claude Henri is a physicist (quantum mechanics) turned economist. He has taught public economics and environment economics at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and at Lausanne University and he has written articles and books on these subjects. Clause Henry is Adjunct Professor at the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and currently teaching a course called "Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Goals".

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