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Robert Repetto joins IISD as a Senior Fellow.
He is also a Senior Fellow for the Energy and Climate programs at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, and is one of the world’s leading environmental economists. He is known for his prodigious writings and research on the interface between environment and economics and on policies to promote sustainable economic development. In 2011, he won the Atlas Award for his book America’s Climate Problem: The Way Forward (Earthscan).
For several years, he was a Professor in the Practice of Economics and Sustainable Development for the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Prior to this, he worked for the World Resources Institute in Washington for 15 years, first as Director of the Programs in Economics and Population, and then as Vice-President of the Institute. Throughout the 1990s, he gave testimony to U.S. Congressional and Executive Branch committees on issues such as tropical deforestation, international finance for conservation in the third world, environmental and energy taxes, and the economic impacts of policies to stabilize carbon dioxide emissions.
Dr. Repetto has served on many boards and committees, including advisory boards for the Conservation Law Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation, and the National Research Council.
- Government Policies are Discouraging Adaptation to Climate Change"Unless these perverse risk-shifting incentives are replaced with measures that strongly promote precautionary adaptation before disasters strike, climate change damages are likely to make the Wall Street meltdown seem like a minor blip."
- Environmental Protection Boosts Productivity"Adopting an actual price on carbon emissions and incorporating them into the market economy would affect decisions throughout the economy and help prevent harmful climate change."
- Hardly a ‘War on Coal’If it were true that the government is waging a war on coal, it could easily be convicted of aiding and abetting the enemy. The government actually uses its budgetary and regulatory powers to provide subsidies and other benefits to the coal sector worth many billions of dollars per year.
- It’s Time the SEC Enforced its Climate Disclosure Rules"The SEC should step up to its responsibilities" argues Robert Repetto.
- Towards a Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Ontario: IISD input to MOECC’s Climate Change Discussion PaperThe Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change released its Ontario Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015. This brief outlines IISD’s...
- A Review of The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty and Economics for a Warming World by William NordhausIn The Climate Casino, William Nordhaus covers the entire range of climate issues: the science, impacts and damages, mitigation possibilities,...