Tackling Fossilflation: A Toolkit for Price Stability and a Just Transition
Start: Tuesday, December 06, 2022• 7:00 PM • Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
End: Tuesday, December 06, 2022• 8:30 PM • Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP
Positive Money US is hosting an online event to launch our new report — Tackling Fossilflation: A Toolkit for Price Stability and a Just Transition.
Join us for an exciting panel discussion and audience Q&A with an incredible line-up of speakers:
Andrés Bernal: Report author and lecturer of Urban Studies at CUNY Queens College and Doctoral student at The New School For Public Engagement
Lauren Melodia: Deputy Director, Economic & Fiscal Policies, Center for NYC Affairs
Chris Becker: Senior Economist and Associate Director of Policy and Research at the Groundwork Collaborative
Emily Park: Fossil Free Fed organiser with 350 US
Yeva Nersisyan: Associate professor of economics at Franklin and Marshall College
Chair, Aki Chatterji: Positive Money US
After two years of a public health crisis, the war in Ukraine, and skyrocketing energy and food prices, concern about inflation is dominating U.S. media headlines and the political agenda. Interest rate hikes are now underway and considered the "common sense" response to inflation by the government and Fed. But this approach risks plunging millions of people into unemployment, and potentially triggering a global recession.
Instead of rate hikes, our report "Tackling Fossilflation: A Toolkit for Price Stability" proposes solutions that benefit workers and families, and help advance the transition to abundant and affordable renewable energy.
As we reflect on the midterm elections, this event will explore a range of policies that Congress could implement to help us build a more resilient economy that brings down inflation, protects our planet and helps communities everywhere to thrive.
At the event, we’ll start with a presentation from the report author, then we’ll have a discussion and audience Q&A with our full panel.
We hope you can join us!