Event Date: March 31, 2020, 6:30 p.m
Location: Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium
On Tuesday, March 31, distinguished professor of economics Robert N. Pollin will deliver this year's Daffodil Lecture on Sustainability and the Environment. Professor Pollin's talk, "Climate Crisis and The Global Green New Deal," invites attendees to consider the complex relationship between economic systems and socio-ecological needs, and how policy decisions moving forward can meet the needs of society, economy, and the environment. As Pollin notes, "The profits of oil, coal, and natural gas companies will have to yield to the imperative of sustaining life on earth."
Professor Pollin is also the co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) here at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His 2015 book, "Greening the Global Economy," explores the possibility of transitioning toward a "clean energy economy" in the face of climate change while taking into account the logistical constraints involved in this type of sustainable vision.
This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.