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The global economy could lose 10% of its total economic value by 2050 due to climate change, according to the 2021 report "The economics of climate change: no action not an option". What exactly are the impacts of climate change on our economy? What are the financial tools at our disposal to address these? And how can we enable climate-compatible growth in Africa?
Join King's Sustainability for this seminar to hear about these questions and more from Hannah Getachew and Timothy Foreman.
Hannah Getachew is a doctoral candidate at The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London. Hannah's research examines the climate resilience of the new African Continental Free Trade Area agreement with a view to transforming it into a tool for climate-compatible growth. She is also the founder of Green Baobab, whose mission is to prosper Africa by tackling environmental issues for the benefit of people and planet. Before this, Hannah worked for the United Nations based Africa Climate Policy Center as a climate law and policy researcher and the Ethiopian government as a climate negotiator for the highly anticipated COP21 negotiations.
Tim Foreman is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance at King's Business School. His research focuses on public policy issues connected to climate change and the environment. His work has studied the macroeconomic consequences of dust storms in West Africa, climate change impacts on labour supply, and the causes and consequences of environmental migration. He is currently working on projects that explain how climate shocks can propagate through the economy and how regulators can manage these risks. His research will inform central banking policy to mitigate the worst effects of climate change and transition to a carbon-free economy.
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