Past Events

Climate Risk and the City

Speaker(s): David Wilkes, David Hetherington, Jon Andrews, Dr Matthew Hunt, Gail Hammond
18 Mar 2010

Part of ESRC’s Festival of Social Science at the University of Leeds Through a seminar, debate and exhibition, experts from the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, Leeds City Council, the Environment Agency, ARUP and FoE will consider the risks that climate change poses for cities in general and for Leeds in particular. Further […]


Climate Models; current science and common sense

Speaker(s): Professor Leonard Smith
16 Mar 2010

Part of ESRC’s Festival of Social Science Physical science does a much better job explaining the generalities of the past than predicting details of the future. So how can scientists inform climate policy: policy on international agreements limiting future emissions, on stimulating relevant technological development, on disaster aid, ideally on reducing the severity of future disasters […]



Incentivising Private Investment in Carbon Abatement

Speaker(s): Ben Irons (Mckinsey)
4 Mar 2010

Part of the Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series Hosted jointly by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, CCCEP, and the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE.


Governing Clean Development

Speaker(s): Professor Peter Newell
2 Mar 2010

Part of CCCEP’s 2009-2010 Seminar Series at the University of Leeds


The Flexibility Premium in Market-Based Instruments

Speaker(s): Dr Luca Taschini
9 Feb 2010

Part of the Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series Hosted jointly by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, CCCEP, and the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE.


Voluntary Corporate Climate Change Accounting, Reporting and Benchmarking: A useful supplement to conventional policy instruments?

Speaker(s): Andy Gouldson, Craig Mackenzie
2 Feb 2010 at University of Leeds

The corporate sector is a major source of anthropogenic carbon emissions (more than 40 per cent of total) and will be heavily affected by global climate change mitigation and adaptation policy. As a result, there is a growing demand – from companies, investors and other stakeholders – to understand corporate exposure to climate change risks […]


The Cost of Mitigating Climate Change

Speaker(s): Dr Paul Ekins, Professor of Energy and Environment Policy, UCL Energy Institute, University College London.
19 Jan 2010 at Department of Geography and Environment at LSE

Did Stern get it wrong? Part of the Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series Hosted jointly by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, CCCEP, and the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE.


Shops, Lifestyle and the Planet: will Corporate Social Responsibility deliver a one-planet, low-carbon world?

Speaker(s): Professor Alan Knight
1 Dec 2009 at University of Leeds

Alan Knight gave his own insights into how fast-moving consumer products, global brands and global sustainable development are impossible bed fellows. The reasons for this, he argued, are far more complex than old clichéd “corporates don’t care” – there is a fundamental weakness in the ‘tone of voice’ narrative that underpins both Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) […]


Countdown to Copenhagen debate

13 Nov 2009 at University of Leeds

Expert panel debate key issues in front of audience The panel included: Franny Armstrong, Director of the Age of Stupid and founder of the 10:10 campaign The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for DEFRA Edward McMillan Scott MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament The Rt Hon John Prescott MP, Leader of the […]


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