The 9th Yale Development Dialogue will focus on the commitments of high- and low-income countries to address climate change in the context of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), in Glasgow 31 October–12 November 2021. The panelists will discuss climate policy from a lower-income country perspective and consider who is responsible for bearing the costs of reducing emissions — and how short-term effects of pollution on the health and wellbeing of citizens should figure into the argument.
John Haldon is emeritus Shelby Cullom Davis '30 Professor of European History and Professor of Byzantine History and Hellenic Studies at Princeton. He is the director of the Climate Change and History Research Initiative, an interdisciplinary project that investigates the impact of climatic changes across the last two millennia on societies in the eastern Mediterranean basin and the eastern Eurasian steppe.
Sunita Narain is a writer and environmentalist. She is the Director General of the India-based research institute for the Centre for Science and Environment, Treasurer of the Society for Environmental Communications, and Editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth.
Rohini Pande is the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale. Her research is largely focused on how formal and informal institutions shape power relationships and patterns of economic and political advantage in society, particularly in developing countries.
Nicholas Ryan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale. His work examines energy policy in India.
Catherine Cheney ‘10 is a Senior Reporter for Devex, covering the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology, innovation, and philanthropy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.