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LSE Environment Camp

Addressing climate inequality

Esther Duflo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Thursday 02 May 2024 18:45 - 20:00

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About this event

A central issue with climate change is that those who contribute least to the problem are being most effected. This public event will present new thinking on how to design and finance loss and damage funds.

It will also examine how these funds might be best spent to protect vulnerable populations against the effects of climate change.

Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). In her research, she seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim to help design and evaluate social policies. She has worked on health, education, financial inclusion, environment and governance. Duflo has received numerous academic honors and prizes including 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (with co-Laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer), the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences (2015), the A.SK Social Science Award (2015), Infosys Prize (2014), the David N. Kershaw Award (2011), a John Bates Clark Medal (2010), and a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship (2009).  With Abhijit Banerjee, she wrote Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, which won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2011 and has been translated into more than 17 languages, and the recently released Good Economics for Hard Times.

Oriana Bandiera (@orianabandiera) will be charing the event. She is the Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a honorary foreign member of the American Economic Association, a fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society, CEPR, BREAD and IZA.  

This event will be available to watch on LSE Live. 

This event is part of the LSE Environment Camp running from 2 to 3 May, with a series of events exploring environmental issues and connecting the work to policy change.

Hashtag for this event: #LSEEnvironmentCamp

Find out more about the event here

For further information please contact Lubala Chibwe, by email: l.chibwe@lse.ac.uk.