External Project Director:
Channing Arndt (University of Copenhagen)
Panel of Experts and Instructors for the courses:
In addition to the research programme, the project will collaborate with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and with analytical units within key central ministries in focus countries to build capacity for analysis. The rationale is that climate change as an issue is unlikely to disappear for many years into the future. By forming links with academic researchers through the AERC and key policy institutions within governments, UNU-WIDER hopes to create a platform on which both research and capacity- building efforts can take place. Due to the complexity and interdisciplinary nature of climate change research, individual researchers within developing countries interested in the economics of climate change are disadvantaged relative to researchers who are linked to international and regional networks. Through this programme, the AERC and UNU-WIDER will develop a framework that generates high quality, locally owned, relevant research that achieves impact.
Individual interviews with participants from the Project activity: UNU-WIDER in collaboration with the African Economics Research Consortium (AERC). A one week course on the 'Economics of Climate Change' in Cape Town, South Africa. These can be viewed on You Tube.
Terfa Williams Abraham, PhD student, Environmental Economics Unit, Dept. of Economics, University of Nigeria.
Kwabena Nkansah Darfor, Lecturer in Dept of Economics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
Nicia Giva, Agriculture Faculty, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDxweCO2xuY
Shalini Ramessur, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Economics and Statistics/ Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies; University of Mauritius.
Jonathan Quartey, Head of Dept. of Economics/Lecturer and Researcher in Envir and Resources Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APY_x_CxZfg
Carbon or Resource Rent Tax?
Mail & Guardian online, March 2012. The treasury's carbon tax model, done by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, showed that if the revenues were recycled in the form of tax breaks on income, for example, there was a small negative impact on gross domestic product (GDP). Read more
The Guardian: Poverty Matters Blog. Climate change will cost poor countries billions of dollars, studies say.