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What we need to know about the economics of climate change

April 2016

Scientists have made huge strides in understanding the physical and biological dimensions of climate change, from deciphering why climate has changed in the past to predicting how it might change...

What will climate change cost?

October 2015

When thousands of scientists, economists and policymakers meet in Paris this December to negotiate an international climate treaty, one question will dominate conversations: what is the climate...

Global Food Security: An uphill battle that must be won

November 2011

Stanford Law graduate student Sam Sasan Shoamanesh op-ed piece on the inspiring keynote speech delivered this past Thursday by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

PESD releases new working paper on the real drivers of carbon capture and storage in China and implications for climate policy

October 2009

PESD researchers Richard Morse, Gang He, and Varun Rai offer a cutting-edge analysis of China's carbon capture and sequestration efforts, which are now widely viewed as critical for stabilization...

PESD releases new working paper on a climate change policy framework for India

March 2009

India has been famous for arguing that it (and the rest of the developing world) should incur no expense in controlling emissions that cause climate change.

Wired Magazine interviews Jeremy Carl on Clean Coal

November 2007

Clean coal is a possible answer for China and India, says Jeremy Carl, a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford and a fellow at the Program...

Reducing Greenhouse Gases: Improving the Clean Development Mechanism

August 2007

The clean development mechanism (CDM) is a means for industrial nations, known as Annex 1 countries, to meet their greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets by taking credit for reductions from...

Victor, Cullenward discuss climate change in Boston Review

February 2007

In Boston Review's January/February 2007 issue, PESD Director David Victor and PESD researcher Danny Cullenward discuss why pursuing technologies that burn coal more cleanly is the "only practical...

Senate testimony on Indian nuclear power, proliferation, and climate change

July 2006

PESD director David Victor testifies to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that the U.S.-India nuclear deal currently being debated by Congress could have a large impact on...

PESD fellow working paper examines Clean Development Mechanisms

July 2006

The Clean Development Mechanism ("CDM") was created by the Kyoto Protocol with the aims of encouraging emissions reductions in the developing world and cheapening greenhouse gas mitigation for...

Nuclear power for India is good for us all, says PESD director David Victor

March 2006

Victor's opinion piece supports, on environmental grounds, the recent deal to expand India's commercial nuclear program.

David G. Victor's "Recovering Sustainable Development" published in Foreign Affairs

January 2006

Sustainable development -- the notion that boosting economic growth, protecting natural resources, and ensuring social justice can be complementary goals -- has lost much appeal over the past two...

Electricity-Market Reforms and Global Climate Change

September 2005

For nearly two decades, most major developing countries have struggled to introduce market forces in their electric power systems.

At climate symposium, Kennedy posits global warming as most serious worldwide threat

June 2004

Speaking at a June 24 joint conference sponsored by the Brookings Institution and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, CESP senior fellow Donald Kennedy warned of the pressing need to address...