Centre announcements and news
Celebrating staff achievements and news of research work at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP).
Below are announcements from 2014.
We also archive announcements from previous years:
16 October: Gothenburg gathering of world’s leading climate researchers
18 September: The British Institute of Energy Economics has awarded a prize for the greatest contribution to British energy economics over the last ten years to Professor Lord Stern of Brentford, Chair of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy: http://www.biee.org/nicholas-stern-biee-energy-economics-prize-winner/
13 August: Global Environmental Change, which is edited by Professor Declan Conway and administered from the London School of Economics and Political Science, has been ranked as the highest impact journal in the environmental sciences, according to new figures published by Elsevier
8 July: New toolkit designed to engage farmers with climate change
21 May: CCCEP's Alina Averchenkova co-organized and presented at the regional Latin America and Caribbean workshop of the Low-Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme of the UNDP on ‘Engaging the Private Sector to Contribute to Climate Change Mitigation’ which took place in Santiago, Chile on 14-16 May 2014. This workshop provided an opportunity to initiate a public-private dialogue on stimulating involvement of the private sector in climate change mitigation. This involved policy makers, project developers and corporates in the key sectors, as well as financial institutions, including international, regional, national development and commercial banks. The objective of the workshop was to discuss experiences in private sector participation on mitigation activities and nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) in developing countries; engage various actors in a discussion on policy objectives and innovative approaches to support mitigation activities and NAMAs; and to exchange lessons learned on improving market conditions to enhance private investment.
The agenda and policy papers from the workshop can be accessed here
National mitigation actions (NAMAs): from concept to implementation, and engaging the private sector
National mitigation actions: opportunities for the private sector and ways of engagement
8 May: CCCEP Associate launches EUPORIAS project survey to investigate user needs for seasonal and decadal climate predictions
CCCEP Associate Marta Bruno Soares, alongside Professor Suraje Dessai and the wider EUPORIAS team, have just launched a new survey to assess users' needs in Europe for information on seasonal and decadal climate predictions.
This survey is aimed at organisations in Europe whose activities and operations are susceptible to weather/climate events and impacts across a range of sectors including energy, water, transport, tourism, health, insurance, emergency services, agriculture, and forestry.
To take part, organisations and individuals can complete the online survey (http://survey.euporias.eu/) to help advance existing knowledge of users' needs with regard to climate prediction information and to help improve the provision of season to decadal climate predictions across Europe.
6 May: Lord Stern of Brentford elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society
Lord Nicholas Stern has been made a Fellow in recognition of his work challenging the world view on the economics of climate change and his distinguished career in mathematical economics with involvement in industry and in government.
25 February: CCCEP Associate Evan Fraser releases new videos about the global food crisis
Created as part of Evan Fraser’s work on food under the theme of “feeding the nine billion”, these new films cover the role of science and technology in a sustainable food system, genetically modified organisms, government policy to promote sustainable agriculture and the need for greater equity with in our food system.