With Gernot Wagner of the Environmental Defense Fund

Hosted by the Wagner Environmental Policy and Action (WEPA) student group

Climate change is a global problem that demands a global solution. The United States contributes 20 percent of current greenhouse gas emissions,  China contributes another 20, and global deforestation accounts for the last  20. All three are crucial elements in addressing the climate crisis, and  economics can help smooth the path toward forging responses to all three.
 
Gernot Wagner of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is an economist in the Climate and Air Program. He focuses on global greenhouse gas emission reduction pathways and works on developing and applying economically sound  climate policy in the U.S. and internationally.  He has a Ph.D. in Political  Economy and Government from Harvard University, 2007, an M.A. in Political  Economy and Government from Harvard University, 2006, an M.A. in Economics  from Stanford University, 2003 and an A.B. in Environmental Science and  Public Policy, and Economics from Harvard University, 2002.  Prior to EDF, Gernot worked for the Boston Consulting Group, focusing on the energy and  sustainable development practice areas. He also wrote for the editorial  board of the Financial Times in London as a Peter Martin Fellow, where he covered economics, energy and the environment.