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Date(s) - April 3, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Colorado State University Lory Student Center Room 312


Climate change and the decline of democracy are two global crises that have come to a head in recent years. Some have argued that actions that address these two crises are not mutually exclusive but complementary. Reducing reliance on fossil fuels and transitioning to low-carbon alternatives also make democratic economies more sustainable. This session will explore whether countries that are more democratic tend to adopt greener economic policies. Preliminary evidence on this relationship across countries will be presented and discussed.

VIRTUAL ACCESS LINK: https://zoom.us/j/92679121285

Edward B. Barbier, University Distinguished Professor, Economics, Colorado State University
Edward B. Barbier is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Economics, Colorado State University and a senior scholar in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. His main expertise is environmental and resource economics as well as international environmental policy. He has consulted for national, international and non-governmental agencies, including many UN organizations, the World Bank and the OECD. Professor Barbier has published widely in leading academic journals and is a highly cited scholar on global environmental and sustainability issues. His latest book is Economics for a Fragile Planet.