Graduate Program Meeting – 312A Holdsworth Hall

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SES Seminar, “Carbon Pricing 101: Setting the Price and Allocating the Revenue” Design Building 162

Carbon Pricing 101: Setting the Price and Allocating the Revenue Location: Design Building, Room 162 Date and Time: Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 4:00pm Speaker: James Boyce, Professor, Department of Economics, UMass Amherst Carbon pricing via a tax or a cap-and-permit system is an important instrument in the climate policy toolkit. Quantitative emission targets must be built into the price-setting process to ensure the desired levels of emission reductions. To achieve the goal of limiting the increase in global mean temperature to 1.5 to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels, prices considerably above the “social cost of carbon” prescribed by conventional cost-benefit analyses may be necessary. The impact on households of carbon pricing at this level will be substantial and regressive, posing issues of political sustainability as well as distributional equity. The  allocation of carbon revenue can help to address these issues.  James K. Boyce is professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he directs the environment program at the Political Economy Research Institute. His most...
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SES Lightning talks – “Hazards and Disasters” ILC S240

Event details: https://www.umass.edu/ses/event/lightning-talks-series-hazards-disasters  Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)...
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BCT / Architecture Alumni Get-Together at ABX / Greenbuild

BCT / Architecture Alumni Get-Together at ABX / Greenbuild

Together with our friends in the Department of Architecture, the Building and Construction Technology program at UMass Amherst is organizing a joint alumni and friends get-together at the upcoming ABX and Greenbuild conference in Boston, MA. If you are a BCT or BMATWT alumnus (or just would like to say hi), drop by session SW11 on Thursday, 11/9 from 6pm to 8pm. We will have light snacks and there will be an opportunity to view a livecast of Bill Clinton’s plenary session. Register for this event during the signup process for ABX/Greenbuild or simply show up! This reception is free but you will have to register (and pay) for ABX/Greenbuild) Hope to see you there... http://abexpo.com/Attendee/Home/Events/AlumniEvents...
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