Climate Mitigation vs. Climate Engineering

Illustrated by Anna Lou Abatayo

The negative consequences of climate change have led to increased technical research on the possibility of manipulating the planet’s climate to create global cooling (i.e., geoengineering). Will the existence of such a technology lead to a decline in efforts to reduce the production of greenhouse gas emissions? Will asymmetry in preferences for global cooling lead to miscoordination? And can pledges or promises lead to better coordination?

Anna Abatayo
Anna Abatayo
Assistant Professor

My research interests include environmental economics, natural resource economics, experimental economics, and behavioral economics.