Farewell Seminar: The Social Cost of Carbon--and Why the Coronavirus Pandemic is the Best Time to Implement It

May 5, 2020, 12:00 pm12:00 pm


  • Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment
  • University Center for Human Values
  • Princeton Environmental Institute
Event Description
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Dr. Kian Mintz-Woo, a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the University Center for Human Values and C-PREE, will be joining University College Cork, Ireland as a Lecturer on applied ethics this September. As we congratulate Kian on his new position, we have invited him to share some of his research and reflections from his time at Princeton with the community. Usually we would organize a send-off in person, but for now we invite Kian to share his work with us via virtual meeting.

Join us to hear more about Kian's reflections on, "The Social Cost of Carbon - and Why the Coronavirus Pandemic is the Best Time to Implement It." He will introduce the theory and practice of the social cost of carbon, linking it to some moral questions that arise in his own research (e.g. discounting, risk, population ethics). Kian then argues that, for geopolitical, epidemic and economic reasons, this is the perfect time to implement it.