Consists of the CEOs in the world’s leading insurance companies. This year, at their 45th General Assembly I was invited to give a speech on the efficacy of public policy instruments in the fight against climate change. Below is an interview they made afterwards.
We have tried for years to spread the idea of environmental economics across the whole world and now we are finally hosting a World Conference. It will start on Monday 25th of June with a couple of preconference activities. In the evening there will be a spectacular speech by Gina McCarthy who was Obamas Head of the EPA. She will speak on Trump’s attack on science and truth. – check out the Webpage!
Copied below is the welcome letter:
Very welcome to the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists between the 25th-29th June 2018.
The five-day congress will take place at the School of Business, Economics and Law, which is part of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. We welcome you to our campus, situated right in the heart of the city. The Department of Economics is an international and socially engaged department with staff from across the world.
We want WCERE 2018 to be both deep and broad. We delve into economic theory to understand the mechanisms behind social change but listen also to subjects such as political science and history as well as the many natural science disciplines that help us understand the resource and environmental challenges we face. These are times when environmental issues are very pressing and sensible policy making is becoming more difficult and more scarce. We hope, in addition to theory and empirical studies, also to engage with the policy agenda. We extend a particular welcome to the many environmental and resource economists who are practitioners.