At the climate summit in Glasgow, UN Secretary-General António Guterres had a blunt message: “The six years since the Paris Climate Agreement have been the six hottest years on record. Our addiction to fossil fuels is pushing humanity to the brink”. To stand a chance of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, the goal that international leaders have set to keep the climate crisis … [Read more...] about Six reasons why supporting natural gas can put public finances at risk
Guy Edwards is a senior consultant in the Fiscal Management Division at the Inter-American Development Bank. Previously, he was a senior consultant in the IDB’s Climate Change Division and a research fellow at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society and co-director of the Climate and Development Laboratory at Brown University. He has a Master’s Degree in Latin American Area Studies from the University of London. He is the co-author of the book, A Fragmented Continent: Latin America and Global Climate Change Policies (MIT Press 2015). His work has been published by El Espectador, Climate Policy, Brookings Institution, E3G, The New York Times, Washington Post, Project Syndicate, Chatham House, Real Instituto Elcano, El Universal, El Comercio, Americas Quarterly, La Tercera, and The Guardian.