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Joint Statement of IPD Experts on Global Burden-Sharing for Climate Change

Policy Brief #4

Frank Ackerman, Clive Agnew, Amar Bhattacharya, Charlotte Billingham, John Broome, Michelle Chan, Kevin Conrad, Zhiyuan Cui, Jose Maria Figueres, Luis Miguel Galindo, Ato Newai Gebre-Ab, Stephany Griffith-Jones, Robert Hahn, Sivan Kartha, Martin Khor, Louis Lemkow, Mohan Munasinghe, Deepak Nayyar, Akbar Noman, Kirit Parikh, Manoj Roy, Ambuj Sagar, Wolfram Schlenker, Willi Semmler, Stephen Spratt, Nicholas Stern, Joseph Stiglitz, Hirofumi Uzawa

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About the Authors

Frank Ackerman
Stockholm Environmental Institute

Clive Agnew
Head of School of Environment and Development
The University of Manchester, School of Environment and Development

Amar Bhattacharya
Director
G24 Secretariat

Amar Bhattacharya has been director of the G-24 Secretariat since 2007. Before, he was senior advisor for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network at the World Bank, where he was responsible for coordinating the Bank’s work on international financial architecture. Since joining the World Bank in 1979, he has had a long-standing involvement in East Asia, including as division chief for country operations in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked as an international economist with the First National Bank of Chicago.

Charlotte Billingham
Foundation for European Progressive Studies

John Broome
Professor
University of Oxford

Michelle Chan
Friends of the Earth

Kevin Conrad
Executive Director
Rainforest Coalition

Zhiyuan Cui
Professor, Public Policy and Management
Tsinghua University

Jose Maria Figueres
Former President of Costa Rica

Luis Miguel Galindo
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Ato Newai Gebre-Ab
Economic Adviser to Prime Minister;
Government of Ethiopia

Stephany Griffith-Jones
Financial Markets Program Director
Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

Stephany Griffith-Jones is an economist specialising in international finance and development, with emphasis on reform of the international and national financial system, especially in relation to financial regulation and global governance. She is Financial Markets Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University. Previously she was Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University. She was Director of International Finance at the Commonwealth Secretariat and worked at UN DESA and ECLAC. She was senior consultant to governments in Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa and many international agencies, including the World Bank, the IADB, the European Commission, UNDP and UNCTAD. She was a member of the Warwick Commission on financial regulation. She currently is theme leader on finance in the ESRC /DFID growth programme for LICs, especially African ones. She has published over 20 books and many scholarly and journalistic articles. Her books include Time for the Visible Hand, Lessons from the 2008 crisis, edited jointly with José Antonio Ocampo and Joseph Stiglitz.

Robert Hahn
Professor
Sustainable Consumption Institute
University of Manchester

Sivan Kartha
Director of the Climate and Energy Programme
Stockholm Institute

Martin Khor
Executive Director
South Centre

Louis Lemkow
Professor
Barcelona Autonomous University

Mohan Munasinghe
Chairman
Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND)

Deepak Nayyar
Vice Chancellor
University of Delhi

Deepak Nayyar is Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has taught at the University of Oxford, the University of Sussex, the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C), and the New School for Social Research, New York. He was Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi from 2000 to 2005.

Akbar Noman
Senior Policy Fellow
Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

Akbar Noman is Senior Fellow at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His other academic appointments include Oxford University, and the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Dr. Noman has spent over 25 years at the World Bank, where he held a variety of assignments. His regional foci included Africa, Asia and the transition economies in Europe and Central Asia. He has served as Economic Adviser to Pakistan’s Ministry of Finance and on the Prime Minister’s Committee on Economic Policy. He has also worked for the ILO’s Asian Regional Team for Employment Promotion based in Bangkok and as a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University.

Kirit Parikh
Indira Gandhi Institute

Manoj Roy
Researcher
Brooks World Poverty Institute

Ambuj Sagar
Professor of Policy Studies
Indian Institute of Technology

Wolfram Schlenker
Columbia University

Willi Semmler
Professor
Economics
New School for Social Research

Stephen Spratt
Researcher
Globalization Team
Institute of Development Studies

Dr Stephen Spratt's research interests relate to development finance, financial sector reform and regulation, socially responsible investment (SRI), the emerging climate change financing architecture and the intersection between these issues. Professionally, he has been Head of the Sustainable Markets Group at IIED, Research Director at the New Economics Foundation and a Lecturer in international finance and development at the University of Reading. He has also worked in the private sector in the City of London, as Head of Research at Intelligence Capital Limited, Senior Investment analyst with Global Asset Management Limited and a Visiting Fellow in the Global Research Department at State Street Bank & Trust.

Stephen holds a BA from the University of East Anglia, an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a DPhil from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

Nicholas Stern
Director
Asia Research Centre
London School of Economics

Joseph Stiglitz
Co-President
Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

Joseph E. Stiglitz is co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, and Chairman of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He is University Professor at Columbia, teaching in its Economics Department, its Business School, and its School of International and Public Affairs. He chaired the UN Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System, created in the aftermath of the financial crisis by the President of the General Assembly. He is former Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank and Chairman of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2001.

Hirofumi Uzawa
Professor
Doshisha University