Dr. Mekala Krishnan is Senior Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute. Her research focuses on various topics related to inclusive growth and economic development, including climate risk, globalization, productivity growth in advanced economies, and women’s role in labor markets. She is a member of a task force at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings focused on improving productivity measurement; serves on an advisory board for the Sibley School of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University and is a board member of the Global Fund for Women. She holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
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Climate Risk and Response in a Post-Pandemic World
with Dr. Jonathan Woetzel and Dr. Mekala Krishnan
Global carbon emissions could fall by an estimated 5.5% in 2020 as a result of declining industrial production in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But if the change is not systemic these effects may be fleeting, and the changing climate could put hundreds of millions of lives, trillions of dollars of economic activity, and the world’s physical and natural capital at risk.