Past events in 2011
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Part of the CCCEP / SRI seminar series 2011-2012. Speaker is CCCEP associate Helen Harwatt.
Part of the 'Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series: Michaelmas Term 2011', hosted jointly by the Grantham Research Institute, the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, and LSE's Department of Geography and Environment. Speaker is Charles D Kolstad (Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California).
It is generally assumed that energy efficiency improvements will reduce overall energy consumption, at least compared to a scenario in which such improvements are not made. But a range of mechanisms, commonly grouped under the heading of rebound effects, may reduce the size of the 'energy savings' achieved. This talk explored the mechanisms that contribute to these rebound effects, and summarised the implications for climate policy and sustainability.
Part of the 'Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series: Michaelmas Term 2011'. Christian de Perthuis (Climate Economics Chair, University Paris-Dauphine) was speaker.
The various sciences of climate change have made it clear that 'human behaviour' is essential to understanding the causes and impacts of so-called 'global warming'. This lecture examined how the 'social' should be positioned at the heart of the analysis of why climates are changing and of assessing and developing alternative futures.
The UK has an aggressive plan to decarbonise its economy by 34% in 2020, 50% in 2027 and 80% in 2050. This lecture looked at the economic, technical and policy challenges of achieving these targets.
This event showed just how difficult compensation is, yet, without it, popular opposition to climate mitigation could build. This event also moved beyond Kyoto production-based emissions to calculate the distribution of the much greater emissions embodied in all household consumption throughout the UK.
This workshop brought together experts in consumption-based accounting and internationally recognised policy analysts on climate change mitigation and governance to examine the full implications of the different options for consumption-based approaches to climate change governance and policy.
Nature Climate Change, a journal launched by Nature Publishing Group, aims to cover the broad spectrum of climate research, from physical science to social science, and offer an outlet for interdisciplinary collaborations, so they attract more human and financial resources.
This event explored the complementary and competing perspectives of academe, government and market participants with regards to complex key issues in the project financing of offset investments in Africa. The aim was to identify how all parties can work together towards their common objective of combating climate change while encouraging the region's clean and sustainable growth.
This talk considered the different dimensions of vulnerability and their role in the measurement of climate disadvantage.
Andy Gouldson, Director of CCCEP (Leeds), presented research findings on pathways to low-carbon business to members of an 80-strong audience of businesspeople, practitioners, activists and academics, given the chance to vote on the appeal of a range of low carbon investment opportunities using real time `clickers'.
Keith Allott gave lecture that asked whether mechanisms such as carbon markets drive clean investment and innovation in industrialised countries, and whether offsetting approaches need radical reform or replacement.
Public lecture, part of the LSE Works series. Speaker was Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP).
DECC's Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor David MacKay, joined CCCEP and representatives from partner organisations for a day of informal presentations and discussions about the work of the Centre and its partners.
Part of the Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series, Lent term 2011 (LSE). Hosted jointly by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, CCCEP, and the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE.
Part of the CCCEP Seminar Series in Leeds
. This talk summarised the findings of a pilot study involving qualitative interviews with social housing tenants, combined with basic energy modelling of the individual dwellings (using the Tarbase model), to estimate the carbon emissions of that household.
The Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) held a workshop in Leeds on this issue, with contributors from government departments, research centres, and relevant organisations.
Professor Andy Gouldson, Director of CCCEP and based at the University of Leeds, presented research findings on pathways to low-carbon business.
Hosted jointly by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and CCCEP.
Part of the Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series, Lent term 2011.
Part of the CCCEP Seminar Series at Leeds
A CAGE/CCCEP workshop. The focus was on the ongoing global climate change negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Seminar from Joerg Tremmel, University of Tuebingen, Germany.