The True Cost of Climate Change: Reinforcing Inequality?

Alice Hill, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Amir Jina, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago. Moderated by Karen Weigert.

The True Cost of Climate Change: Reinforcing Inequality?

As India, Niger, and the southern United States grapple with historic flooding, new research is illustrating the inclusive costs of climate events and whom they affect the most. A changing environment – via floods, droughts, or storms – affects residents indiscriminately, yet it is the economically disadvantaged who struggle to adapt and recover. The World Bank reports that climate change will drive an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030, disproportionately affecting developing countries. Will changing weather patterns change demographic maps as those that can leave at-risk areas do? How do we factor inequality into resilience planning for climate change at the local and international levels?

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5:15 p.m.   
Registration

5:30 p.m.  
Presentation and Q&A

6:30 p.m.  
Networking reception

7:00 p.m. 
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