Tag Archives: Economics

COVID Conversations: Peter Drobac & Aoife Haney on post-COVID economics and environment

COVID Conversations: Peter Drobac & Aoife Haney on post-COVID economics and environment

Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Peter Drobac, and Dr Aoife Haney, Research Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise, discuss the economic, environmental and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ll explore what the pandemic has taught us about the fragility of our economic and social systems, the opportunities …

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Economics of Deforestation

Economics of Deforestation

​In this video we look at some of the main drivers of increasing rates of deforestation in countries such as Brazil and Indonesia. Deforestation causes significant economic and social/human costs and this is now one of the most critical environmental issues of the age. We will briefly touch on some …

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As Investors and Insurers Back Away, the Economics of Coal Turn Toxic

As Investors and Insurers Back Away, the Economics of Coal Turn Toxic

Any day now, New York State will be coal-free. Its last coal-fired power station, at Somerset on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, will shut for good as the winter ends. Remember when Donald Trump promised to bring back coal? Well, three years on, coal’s decline is accelerating — in …

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