inequality climate

The inequality of environmental damage


Published 15.11.23

Accurate estimates of local damage are critical for informing mitigation and adaptation climate policy

It is well established that the damages caused by climate change are not spread equally across, or within, countries. Accurately measuring these inequalities in environmental damages is a growing area of research which is crucial for climate policy. In this episode of VoxDevTalks, Tamma Carleton and Reed Walker discuss current evidence on the impact of climate change, how new methods are enabling greater accuracy and precision, and what they view as exciting future research topics for economists.

This episode is a collaboration with BREAD and IGC, who have designed a virtual PhD-level course which provides a comprehensive review of the economic questions relevant to climate change and economics of the environment.