LECTURE ON “IMPACT OF CLIMATE AND WEATHER SHOCKS ON FOOD SECURITY AND HEALTH”
BY DR. SHOURO DASGUPTA AND PROFESSOR ELIZABETH ROBINSON
Bio of the speakers:
Dr. Shouro Dasgupta is an Environmental Economist at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and a lecturer at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Dr. Dasgupta’s main research interests include the impacts of climate change on labour, food security, health, and inequality. He combines socioeconomic data at the household, sectoral, and country-level with high-resolution climatic data. His research contributes to advancing knowledge on socioeconomic impacts of climate
change, identifying hotspots and vulnerable populations, and supporting the design of tailored policies to mitigate and adapt to these impacts.
Professor Elizabeth Robinson is the Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE. She is Working Group 1 lead for the Lancet Countdown, that addresses climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerability. Professor Robinson is an environmental economist with over twenty-five years’ experience undertaking research particularly in lower-income countries, including six while living in Tanzania and Ghana. Her research addresses the design of policies and institutions to reduce climate change emissions, protect the environment, and improve the livelihoods of resource-dependent communities. Her recent focus includes climate change and systemic risk; and tracking the co-benefits of climate change mitigation and health, oriented particularly around food security and food systems. From 2004-09 she was coordinating lead author for the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development, sub-Saharan Africa; and a member of the global and sub-Saharan Africa design teams. She was on the UK Defra Economic Advisory Panel for five years; and in 2019-20, Specialist Advisor to the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health, and Environment.The lecture will follow with discussion by the following designated discussants.
The event will be Moderated by Prof. Saleemul Huq, Director of International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)
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