Greenflation: Are Commodity Prices Actually Rising, and Will We See Long-Term Impacts?

January 26, 2022 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
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Throughout the world, consumer prices are rising. In 2021, the Consumer Price Index reportedly had its highest spike in 31 years. What impact do rising prices across the economy have on environmental sectors? Economists have recently raised concerns about “greenflation”— a term coined to describe the rising commodity prices associated with going green, due to a higher demand for sustainable materials. The implementation of more carbon neutral regulations and increasing environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices are suggested to contribute to these rising costs.

How do environmental regulations affect the production of materials needed to implement transitions to renewable energy? Is the increasing corporate implementation of ESG principles a factor? Are these one-time cost increases or cost increases associated with inflation? What price increases can companies and consumers expect in the coming years?

Our expert panelists will explore these questions and so much more. Join the Environmental Law Institute and leading experts for an in-depth economic discussion about greenflation, carbon regulations, ESG practices, and more.

Michael Curley
, Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute (Moderator)
Urvashi Kaul, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, Columbia Climate School
Sara K. Orr, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Doug Vine, Director of Energy Analysis, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

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