On Monday, April. 9, 2007, the Office of International Programs and the Urban Planning Program at NYU Wagner will present a discussion with Dr. Peter Heller, former deputy director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund. The event, entitled “Global Climate Change and the Role of the International Monetary Fund,” will run from 12:30 - 2 p.m. at the Wagner School, Puck Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 295 Lafayette Street (@Houston), Manhattan.
The long-term consequences of global climate change have drawn the attention of citizens, scientists, and influential policy makers from around the world. Global warming, it seems, is on everyone’s minds, and Dr. Heller’s presentation comes on the heels of a new report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stating that poorer nations face the most severe dramatic consequences and are the least prepared to ameliorate the effects of global warming Dr. Heller will assess the role that the IMF, as one of the key global institutions responsible for worldwide economic stability and growth, should play in decreasing the growing climate divide. Additionally, the adequacy of current global response mechanisms and coordination efforts to effectively achieve greenhouse gas stabilization will be addressed.
- Who: Dr. Peter Heller, AGIP Professor of International Economics, Bologna Center, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; former Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund; author, Who Will Pay? Coping with Aging Societies, Climate Change and Other Long-Term Fiscal Challenges.
- What: A discussion on “Global Climate Change and the Role of the International Monetary Fund” co-sponsored by the Urban Planning Program and the Office of International Programs at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
- Where: Wagner School, Puck Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 295 Lafayette Street.
- When: Monday, April 9th, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Please RSVP to www.nyu.edu/wagner/events/climate.php