Asked by Lindsey Wahlstrom, from Columbia University
Climate change has both direct and indirect health consequences. Direct consequences include those resulting from high temperatures and severe weather events; while indirect ones arise from changing air and water quality and ecological shifts that favor tropical diseases and parasites.
Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, joins Mark Tercek, president and chief executive officer at the Nature Conservancy, to discuss the World Bank Group’s efforts vis-à-vis climate change and a global climate agreement in Paris in 2015.
Fellow Michael Levi, CFR's senior fellow for energy and the environment and director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, discusses the new U.S.-China bilateral agreement to cut carbon emissions and the deal's implications for global climate policy.
Michael A. Levi, CFR's David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment, and director of the program on energy security and climate change, leads a conversation on President Obama's climate change policies.
Listen to CFR's Michael A. Levi discuss the Copenhagen Accord and the implications of last month's UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
Listen to CFR's Michael A. Levi discuss priorities and challenges facing the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, with students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
Speaker: Edward J. Markey Presider: William L. Allen
Listen to Representative Edward J. Markey, Chair, Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming; Chair, Energy and Environment Subcommittee, Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives (D-MA), deliver his insight into the interplay between domestic and international action on climate change.
Speaker: José Manuel Barroso Presider: Lloyd C. Blankfein
Listen to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso speak about the economic, moral, and environmental effects of climate change and the steps the European Union is taking to address this challenge.
Listen to Richard Cizik, vice president for governmental affairs at the National Association of Evangelicals, and Michael Levi, director of the program on energy security and climate change at CFR, discuss climate change and religious environmental activism as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.
Listen to Fatih Birol, chief economist and head of the economic analysis division at the International Energy Agency, give his thoughts on climate change, the future of oil production, and the effects of the financial crisis on on global energy policy.
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass. Read and download »