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The Economics of Carbon Neutrality at the University of Michigan

The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality is developing recommendations for reaching U-M’s stated goal of achieving carbon neutrality in keeping with the scientific recognition of just how urgent it is for the world to greatly slash CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Some of the big questions to be answered include how to achieve this goal, when can it be accomplished and how much it will cost.

On Friday, January 31, 2020, at 11:30 am, Michael Moore, Professor of Environmental Economics, and Samuel Stolper, Assistant Professor and Environmental and Energy Economist, both from the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), assess several possible emission-reduction projects to demonstrate certain principles related to CO2 abatement costs. They make recommendations on how the university can cost-effectively set an ambitious time path for achieving carbon neutrality within the next five years.

Join Professors Moore and Stolper for their presentation and a stimulating discussion in the Pendleton Room on the 2nd floor of the newly renovated Michigan Union. They welcome your ideas!  For more information and to RSVP, see the event link.