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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Bldg, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

Climate Week: "Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide" with Richard Newell

The Harvard Kennedy School Consortium for Energy Policy Research presents: "Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon" with Richard Newell, President and CEO, Resources for the Future. 

Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent, nonprofit research organization that improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisionmaking through rigorous economic analysis. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official US government energy statistics and analysis. Dr. Newell is an adjunct professor at Duke University, where he was previously the Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics and Founding Director of its Energy Initiative and Energy Data Analytics Lab. He has also served as the senior economist for energy and environment on the President's Council of Economic Advisers and was a senior fellow, and later a board member, at RFF.

Dr. Newell has published widely on the economics of markets and policies for energy and the environment, including issues surrounding global climate change, energy efficiency, and energy innovation. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the National Petroleum Council. He has provided expert advice to many institutions, such as the National Academy of Sciences, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the International Energy Forum.

Note: Space is limited

About Harvard Climate Week: The Harvard University Center for the Environment, in cooperation with a wide variety of partner institutions across the Harvard campus, has organized a week of climate change-related events called Climate Week. This week-long program will give the Harvard community, as well as the interested public, exposure to some of the best scholarship and thinking related to climate change that we have at the University. For more information and the full list of events, visit: environment.harvard.edu/climateweek.

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Louisa Lund

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

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