Leigh Lecture

2022 Speaker


Dr. Sterner and link to his webpage
Thomas Sterner
Thomas Sterner is professor of environmental economics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and is one of the world’s experts on environmental and climate economics. Dr. Sterner is founder of Environmental Economics in Gothenburg and a co-founder (with Gunnar Köhlin) of the Environment for Development Initiative that does research, teaching and policy advice in many countries of the Global South. He has been Chief Economist of the Environmental Defense Fund, served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is on the board of several environmental research organizations in Europe, including the French Government’s Council on French Sovereign Green Bonds. He has published over 125 journal articles (including Nature, Science, and top environmental economics journals), authored or edited more than a dozen books, wrote many policy reports for different governments, and disseminated the results of his research in articles at the New York Times, Le Monde, The Times, as well as hundreds of TV and radio interviews.
March 31, 4:00 in CUE 203


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