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Lisbon Hosts Successful Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation
News | 22 June 2024 Lisbon Hosts Successful Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation

The Nova SBE Environmental Economics Knowledge Center successfully hosted the Lisbon Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation on May 23-24, 2024. This event brought together researchers to discuss and present findings on the impacts and adaptations related to climate change.

Event Details:

  • Date: May 23-24, 2024
  • Venue: Nova School of Business and Economics, R. da Holanda 1, 2775-405 Carcavelos, Portugal


The workshop was organized by Maria A. Cunha-e-Sá (Nova School of Business and Economics), Christopher Knittel and Benjamin Krebs (MIT), Renato Rosa (University of Coimbra), and Joana Silva (Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics).


  • Simon Buechler (MIT)
  • Salvatore Di Falco (University of Geneva)
  • Simon Dietz (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Kenneth Gillingham (Yale University)
  • Derek Lemoine (University of Arizona)
  • Sarah Meier (University of Exeter)
  • Abigail Ostriker (Harvard University)
  • Inês Póvoa (Nova School of Business and Economics)
  • Jeffrey Shrader (Columbia University)
  • Guglielmo Zappalà (University of California Santa Barbara)

Program Highlights:

  • May 23, 2024:
    • 10:00-10:45: The Impact of Wildfire Smoke Exposure on Excess Mortality and Later-life Socioeconomic Outcomes: The Great Fire of 1610 - Sarah Meier
    • 10:45-11:30: The Impacts of Wildfires on Firms. A Sectoral Approach for Portugal - Inês Póvoa
    • 11:30-12:15: Wildfire Smoke Causes Out-Migration from California - Benjamin Krebs
    • 13:30-14:15: Feeling the Heat: How Households Manage High Electricity Bills - Abigail Ostriker
    • 14:15-15:00: Valuing Technology Complementarities: Rooftop Solar and Energy Storage - Kenneth Gillingham
    • 15:30-16:15: Costs of Climate Adaptation: Evidence from French Agriculture - Jeffrey Shrader
    • 16:15-17:00: Resource Conservation and Productivity: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia - Salvatore Di Falco
  • May 24, 2024:
    • 10:00-10:45: Estimating the Impact of Climate Risk on the Value of Commercial Real Estate Assets - Simon Buechler
    • 10:45-11:30: Equity and Efficiency in International Climate Adaptation Portfolios - Derek Lemoine
    • 11:45-12:30: Estimating Sectoral Climate Impacts in a Global Production Network - Guglielmo Zappalà
    • 12:30-13:15: Growth and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Long Run - Simon Dietz

Focus Areas:

The workshop focused on various aspects of climate change adaptation, including the economic impacts of wildfires, the role of technology in mitigating climate effects, and the adaptation costs in agriculture. Additionally, discussions covered how climate risks influence real estate values and the balance between equity and efficiency in international climate adaptation efforts.

This event provided a platform for sharing cutting-edge research and fostering collaborations to address the pressing challenges posed by climate change. Researchers had the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogues and develop strategies for sustainable adaptation to climate change.

The organizers and participants expressed satisfaction with the depth of discussions and the potential for future collaborations arising from the workshop.

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