Climate Change Diplomacy: a most dangerous game

Date: 17 May 2022 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Speaker(s): Professor Scott Barrett
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, london, WC2A 3LJ

This keynote lecture will explain: why, despite thirty years of diplomatic effort, global collective action on climate change has failed; how climate diplomacy can be made more effective; and what past and ongoing diplomatic failures imply for future climate diplomacy.

Meet our speaker and chair

Scott Barrett is Lenfest Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics; Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Earth Institute, Columbia University. He is the Centennial (Visiting) Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science and Alliance (Visiting) Professor, Sciences Po. He is a leading scholar on transnational and global challenges, ranging from climate change to disease eradication.

Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment from September 2021. Elizabeth Robinson worked at the University of Reading and before that she has variously worked at the Boston Consulting Group, the World Bank, Rockefeller Foundation, Natural Resources Institute, and as a tutorial fellow in economics at the University of Oxford. Elizabeth is an environmental economist with over twenty five years’ experience undertaking research particularly in lower-income countries.

More about this event

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@GRI_LSE

) was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to create a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series imagining what the world could look like after the crisis, and how we get there.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEPostCOVID


How do I attend?

This public event is free and open to all. This event will be a hybrid event, with an in-person audience and an online audience.

For the online event: 

You will need to register in advance on Zoom

For the in-person event: 

No ticket or pre-registration is required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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