Tag: 2023

Carbon Dioxide Removal: A Comparative Analysis of Biological and Mechanical Approaches

By Kaylee Wei With the goal of identifying global solutions to the unprecedented environmental and economic challenges that the world faces due to climate change, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) is currently underway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As countries negotiate the outcomes of the conference, carbon capture and storage (CCS), a […]

Are Personal Carbon Allowances the Missing Policy for Addressing Climate Change?

By Tim Thornton In recent decades, addressing climate change has gained increased attention as climate disasters have become more widespread. However, the international community is not currently on a sufficiently ambitious carbon emissions reduction trajectory to avoid non-catastrophic global warming. As illustrated in Figure 1, there is a large gap between global emissions with current […]

Going Local: Strengthening Local Economies by Building from the Bottom Up

By Neva Goodwin Decades ago, with the book Small is Beautiful, E. F. Schumacher popularized the idea of localization.  He proposed that emphasizing local relationships in economic transactions between producers and consumers, workers and employers, can strengthen communities, creating both economic and social well-being. Over recent decades, Schumacher’s general idea has often been considered foundational […]

Reorienting the Economy to Prioritize Human Well-being: The Role of Government

By Ellie Hu With the goal of offering transformative visions for global ecological governance, Neva Goodwin, Distinguished Fellow at Boston University Economics in Context Initiative (ECI), was invited to give a talk in August 2022 on her years of experience developing the theory and application of economics to account for the social and environmental contexts […]