Video: Economics of Climate Change with William Nordhaus, Nobel Laureate (2018)

This video lecture by William Nordhaus on the economics of climate change. This is a comprehensive video on the impacts of climate change and its effect on the economy, along with a focus on economic policy for climate mitigation and adaptation.

Students will be introduced to the economics of climate change. They will learn about carbon pricing and its alternatives, use of subsidies, cap & trade, and taxation as potential climate solutions. Students will also be able to establish a link between economics and public policies and learn to integrate human economy and climate change.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What is the economics of climate change?
  2. What is carbon pricing?
  3. How can economic policies help mitigate climate change?
  4. What is the cost of policy uncertainty on climate change?

About the Tool

Tool Name William Nordhaus: The Economics of Climate Change
Discipline Economics
Topic(s) in Discipline Economics of Climate Change, Climate Economics, Demand and Supply, Carbon Pricing, Carbon Tax, Cap and Trade, Cost Benefit Analysis
Climate Topic Energy, Economics and Climate Change; Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance
Type of Tool Video (64 mins)
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location  Global
Language English
Translation
Developed by Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago
Hosted at YouTube
Link Video
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Computer Skills Basic

Audio: Economic solutions for Climate Change

 

As a teacher of Economics, this podcast can teach your students about Environmental Resources and Energy Economics, and use of carbon tax policy as a possible economic solution to climate change.

This audio will help students understand the relationship between economics and climate change. Additionally, they will learn about carbon pricing theory and its effectiveness. They will be exposed to initiatives such as the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition and will learn about the dynamics between technology, economics and politics.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

What is Environmental Economics?

  1. How has economics played a role in creating the current climate change crisis?
  2. What is carbon pricing and how does it work?
  3. What is ‘dirty’ infrastructure and how does it impact climate change?
Tool Name Can Economics save Climate Change?
Discipline Economics
Topic(s) in Discipline Environmental Economics, Climate Change Economics, Carbon Pricing, Economics of Fossil Fuels
Climate Topic Energy, Economics, and Climate Change; Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
Type of Tool Audio (51 mins)
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location  Global
Language English
Translation
Developed by The Elephant (Cameron Hepburn, Oxford University)
Hosted at Player FM
Link Audio Link
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Computer Skills Basic

Audio: Climate Change and Real Estate Pricing

An audio interview that introduces the effects of climate change on real estate pricing. This interview is by Climate Cast, MPR News, with Ed Walter, Urban Land Institute Global CEO.

Students will learn how real estate firms view climate change and how rising sea levels, storm surges, and unprecedented flooding affects land prices. Through a case study, students will understand how climate change affects individual house locations and real estate pricing.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. How are climate change and real estate related?
  2. What is the impact of climate change on land prices?
  3. How are large real estate firms addressing climate change?

About the Tool

Tool Name Climate change risk showing up in real estate
Discipline Economics
Topic(s) in Discipline Environmental Economics, Economics of Climate Change, Carbon Pricing, Economics of Fossil Fuels
Climate Topic Land Pricing, Real Estate Pricing, Disaster Management
Type of Tool Audio (5 mins)
Grade Level High-school, Undergraduate
Location  Global
Language English
Translation
Developed by BBC World Service (Paul Huttner)
Hosted at MPRNews
Link Audio Link
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic