Kate Konschnik will speak at Carbon Pricing in Wholesale Energy Markets on March 3, 2020, at NYU's Washington, D.C., Campus.
As states advance their climate policies with ambitious clean energy targets, wholesale market operators are grappling with questions about if and how electricity markets should evolve as a response. Several ISO/RTOs are looking to change their market rules to include carbon pricing, but there is a diversity in approaches.
The Economist's World Ocean Summit will bring together a global group of policymakers, business and civil society leaders, investors, scientists and entrepreneurs to debate and develop new ideas on how to decouple economic growth from ocean degradation.
John Virdin, director of the Nicholas Institute's Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion about plastic pollution in the ocean.
The Natural Capital Symposium is a major convening of leaders advancing the science and practice of incorporating nature’s diverse values into decisions. Each year, participants representing universities, NGOs, businesses, governments, multi-lateral development banks, and other institutions learn about and share their own experiences advancing the frontiers of science, the development and application of practical tools and approaches, and how natural capital understanding is being used today to transform decisions.
Kate Konschnik, director of the Nicholas Institute's Climate and Energy Program, will describe the overlapping environmental authorities of U.S. federal agencies and how these institutions work together (or don’t) on far-reaching challenges, as well as unforeseen disasters
Too Big to Ignore: How Climate Change Threatens Financial Stability and the Implications for Financial Markets Regulation and Innovation
While there has been longstanding interest in how financial markets affect climate change, the effects of climate change on financial markets—particularly financial stability— have received comparatively little attention. The risk of climate change to financial stability is fast becoming too big to ignore. Cross-nationally, central banks are increasingly incorporating climate change—and its potential threats to financial stability—into their prudential agendas, while market regulators are beginning to explore various climate-driven risks.