COVID-19 and Climate Policies

SOAS Open Economics Forum, SOAS Economics Department
SOAS University of London, 2020
Level: beginner
Perspective: Ecological Economics
Topic: Crisis, green new deal, institutions, macroeconomics, social ecological transformation
Format: Webinar
Duration: 01:01:54
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WXfTxIpjjw&list=PL1z_PGhPjwcr4_fcA-DaQg9pH3GhKIqbM&index=1

Yannis Dafermos goes through the current climate policies and the failure of those as not ambitious programs. Covid-19 is once again analyzed as an opportunity to take advantage of, to implement climate policies and make them feasible in a post pandemic crash and ongoing ecological crisis. All through the lenses of an ecological macroeconomics perspective.


Comment from our editors:

The video-lecture points out the key issues of the health crisis, matching them with the ecological crisis the world is experiencing. Dafermos demystifies milestones of the current economic system such as growth, finance and money, modern mode of life and underlines the actors that prevent real change from happening. Solutions are there and they are many and of the most diverse; the political will is the political will to put them in place. Leave technocracy out for a new political economy.


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