Title: What is the relation between climate change and increasing inequality? How can a different paradigm and representation of the world help advance a more sustainable future?
In this seminar, Dr. Tiziano Distefano (an Assistant Professor at the University of Florence) will explore how Ecological Macroeconomics (EM) and Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) can be used to merge diverse knowledge, data, and methodologies to address complex environmental problems and their connections with the socio-economic system. EM-IAMs provide a coherent quantitative framework that can be used to build and fine tune Policy scenarios designed to identify feasible pathways toward an equitable low-carbon transition. Dr. Distefano will present his EM-IAM research focused on Italy and France, and will discuss how this analysis approach could be applied to the US.