The economic case for tackling climate change now

printer-friendly version

The hazards brought about by global warming such as severe weather, surging sea levels, forest fires, and the melting of glaciers are becoming more apparent. However, there has been a lack of political determination to implement the necessary measures to prevent temperatures from exceeding the critical 2-degree Celsius mark, as deemed by scientists.


Irene Monasterolo has been invited by the Brookings Institution to take part in the virtual conference “The economic case for tackling climate change now”, which took place on March 6, 2023., together with:

  • Tobias Adrian, Financial Counsellor & Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund, who presented his paper The Great Carbon Arbitrage
  • Carolyn Fischer, Research Manager of the Sustainability and Infrastructure Team in the Development Research Group, World Bank
  • Glenn Rudebusch, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, who presented his paper Climate policy curves: Linking policy choices to climate outcomes


To access the transcripts of the virtual rountable, follow this link.