Dinner and social hour begin at 7:00 pm with an approximately hour-long presentation and question-and-answer session to follow.
Our Open Seating Policy will be in effect for this event.
Venue capacity = 80 / Estimated day-of RSVP turnout = 60%
Global Climate Change Policy: the Tragedy of the Commons Strikes Back
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology
A description of Paul's talk will be available soon.
About our speaker
Paul Baer is an internationally recognized expert on issues of equity and climate change, with interdisciplinary training including ecological economics, ethics, philosophy of science, risk analysis and simulation modeling. Before joining the School of Public Policy as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2009, he was a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, as well as research director of EcoEquity, an environmental organization he co-founded in 2000.
Paul's focus on climate policy and its ethical dimensions dates from his Masters research at Louisiana State University, where he modeled the distributive implications of alternative assignments of rights in a global carbon trading system. During his time as a PhD student at the UC Berkeley, in addition to publishing a variety of research and policy pieces on climate equity, he coauthored a book with long-term collaborator Tom Athanasiou, Dead Heat: Global Warming and Global Justice.