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Conference: Addressing the vulnerability of the poor to climate change

On January 15, the second conference of the cycle of lectures on “Economists facing climate change” will be given by Shyama Ramani on the following topic: "Addressing the vulnerability of the poor to climate change : A systemic inquiry".

The Sustainable Development Chair of École Polytechnique, the Sustainable Development Chair of Sciences Po, Alliance at Columbia University, and Columbia Global Center Paris are organizing on January 15 the second conference of the cycle of lectures on “Economists facing climate change”.  Shyama Ramani, from the United Nations University, Founder of the NGO Friend in Need, will speak on the following topic: "Addressing the vulnerability of the poor to climate change : A systemic inquiry". This conference cycle prepares the Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21) and the debates on energy transition.

 

François Bourguignon, former chief economist of the World Bank, from the Paris School of Economics, will be discussant and Teresa Ribera, Director of IDDRI, former Secretary of State for Climate Change in the Government of Spain, will be Chair. The presentation aims to explore the interrelationships between poverty and climate change. 

Shyama Ramani is professor of economic development at the United Nations University (UNU Maastricht).  After the tsunami of December 2004, she founded Friend in Need, a NGO active on the Bay of Bengal coast in Southern India. Over time it has evolved to become a rural incubator for training qualified personnel to man local micro-enterprises active in sanitation coverage and waste management in rural India.

Where and when?

Thursday, January 15 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Grand Amphithéâtre du Châteauform’
49-51, rue Saint Dominique, Paris 7e

Participation is free but registration is required. The conference is co-sponsored by EDF.

Organizers: Alessia Lefebure (Alliance, Columbia University), Dominique Bureau (École Polytechnique), Claude Henry (Columbia University), Laurence Tubiana (Sciences Po).