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Robert C. Stowe

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Robert C. Stowe

Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Contact:
Telephone: 617-496-4265
Fax: 617-496-3783
Email: robert_stowe@harvard.edu

 

Experience

Robert C. Stowe is Executive Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and Manager of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, both University-wide programs based in the Harvard Kennedy School. From December 2003 through June 2009, he was Associate Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, in the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Rob has worked in non-profit, academic, and business organizations, including as Vice President of Programs of the Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs, which provides assistance in agriculture and agribusiness to developing countries, and Human Factors International, one of the world's leading firms in the field of software and Web usability. He has consulted to the World Bank and other organizations on agricultural management projects in Uganda, Russia, and Ukraine. Rob holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an A.B. in physics from Harvard College.

 

 

By Date

 

2014

Jeff Swartz, IETA

September 24, 2014

Harvard Project Explores Linkage at Climate-Week Event

News

By Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

The Harvard Project co-sponsored a symposium in New York on Sept. 22, 2014 exploring the role of linkage in a new international climate agreement.

 

 

April 15, 2014

IPCC Releases Mitigation Report; Harvard Project Director Plays Key Role

News

By Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

The important work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is receiving worldwide attention following the recent release of the Panel's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The Report has been prepared by hundreds of experts over the last four years; it reviews and assesses the most advanced research on climate change and summarizes it for policy makers around the world. The IPCC's assessment reports are considered the benchmark for scientific understanding of climate change.

 

2013

Jason Chapman Photo

December 17, 2013

"Harvard Project Co-Hosts Panel at COP-19 on the Durban-Platform Process"

News

By Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements co-hosted an official side-event panel at the Nineteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-19) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Warsaw, Poland. The event, held on November 20, 2013, was titled "Identifying Options for a New Climate Regime Arising from the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action."

 

 

Jason Chapman Photo

December 16, 2013

Harvard Project Conducts Highly Successful Side-Event at COP-19

News

By Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements hosted an official side event at the Nineteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-19) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Warsaw, Poland on November 18, 2013. The event was titled "Linkage: A Promising Approach to Achieving the Goals of the Durban Platform."

 

 

October 2013

"Identifying Options for a New International Climate Regime Arising from the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action"

Policy Brief

By Ottmar Edenhofer, Christian Flachsland, Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government; Member of the Board; Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements and Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

The Harvard Project co-sponsored a research workshop in May 2013 examining options for the UNFCCC's Durban-Platform process. This Issue Brief draws from and extends the discussion at the workshop.

 

 

Kris Snibbe Photo

October 4, 2013

The Good News on Climate Change

News

By Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements and Bryan Galcik

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), visited the Harvard Kennedy School on September 27, 2013. The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements hosted Ms. Figueres, who met with Kennedy-School students, Harvard-College undergraduates, and faculty. She also held an open meeting attended by approximately 120 students from Boston-area universities. Her public address, entitled "The Good News on Climate Change," explored the potential of technological innovation to reduce the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.

 

 

(Jaimee Haddad Photo)

Spring 2013

"Climate Conference Moves Forward – Slowly"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

In December, the member nations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change met in Doha, Qatar for the Eighteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-18) to discuss climate change on a global level. The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements co-hosted, with the government of Qatar, an event entitled "After Doha: Balancing Adaptation, Mitigation, and Economic Development."

 

2012

Jaimee Haddad Photos

December 20, 2012

Harvard Project Conducts Special Event at COP-18 with Government of Qatar

News

By Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements co-hosted, with the government of the State of Qatar, a special high-level event at the Eighteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-18) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha on December 6, 2012. The event was titled "After Doha: Balancing Adaptation, Mitigation, and Economic Development." Participants addressed, at a high level, the state of international climate regimes and prospects for progress over the next several years.

 

 

Robert Stowe Photo

December 13, 2012

Harvard Project Conducts Highly Successful Side-Event at COP-18

News

By Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements hosted an official side-event at the Eighteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-18) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha, Qatar on December 3, 2012. The event was titled "Market Mechanisms in a Post-Durban International Climate Regime." Participants assessed the design and potential role of "new market mechanisms" (NMM) in the Kyoto Protocol second commitment period, Copenhagen/Cancun regime, and a new arrangement arising from the Durban-Platform process.

 

 

LI Zhenjun Photo

February 16, 2012

"Harvard Project on Climate Agreements Hosts Chinese Climate Change Study Tour"

News

By Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements hosted, on January 10, 2012, a study tour of Chinese officials working in climate and energy policy. The tour was organized by the World Resources Institute's China office. The study tour and several members of the Harvard faculty discussed options and prospects for international policy to address global climate change.

 

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