Past Events

Details of events for the new academic term will be posted here later in the summer.

There is no Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years

Speaker(s): Mike Berners-Lee
29 Apr 2019 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, London School of Economics, WC2A  3LJ.

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Department of Geography and Environment present a talk by Mike Berners-Lee. Sustainability expert Mike Berners-Lee looks at the … read more »


Inequality and the Value of Nature | Jasper Meya

Speaker(s): Jasper Meya
5 Mar 2019 at LSE, FAW (TW2) , 9.04, LSE

The seminar will draw on a series of papers on inequality and environmental valuation, with the main reference being: Meya, J.N (2018), “Environmental inequality and economic valuation,” University of Oldenburg, … read more »




Noise Pollution and Violence | Timo Heer

23 Jan 2019 at Fawcett House (Formerly Tower 2), Room 9.04, London School of Economics

Timo Heer will be discussing his paper: Noise Pollution and Violence Abstract Exposure to noise pollution carries some health risks that also come with air pollution. However, noise also affects … read more »


After COP 24, Katowice: have the rules to deliver on the Paris Agreement been agreed?

Speaker(s): Lord Nicholas Stern, Dr Alina Averchenkova, Mr Archie Young, Dr Achala Abeysinghe
18 Dec 2018 at Fawcett House (Formerly Tower 2), Room 9.04, London School of Economics

COP 24 in Katowice, Poland, is being held three years after the landmark climate change agreement reached in Paris, and only a few months after the IPCC Special Report on 1.5 degrees called for urgent action.


A New Era for Business

Speaker(s): Paul Polman, Nicholas Stern
26 Nov 2018 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London

In an era of declining trust, growing inequality and spiralling climate change, Paul Polman will talk about the changing role of business and the opportunities presented by the UN Sustainable Development Goals to deliver … read more »


Human rights and climate change

Speaker(s): Professor Myles Allen, Roberto Eugenio T Cadiz, Lord Carnwath, Dr Stephen Humphreys
8 Nov 2018 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement's House, LSE, London

Hosted by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and LSE Law An expert panel will discuss the links between human rights and climate change, and whether … read more »


What next for international climate action?

Speaker(s): Emma Howard Boyd (Chair, Environment Agency), Professor Dame Judith Rees (Vice Chair, Grantham Research Institute), Professor Lord Stern (Chair, Grantham Research Institute), Lord Turner (Chair, Institute for New Economic Thinking)
4 Oct 2018 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

In this event to celebrate the Grantham Research Institute’s 10th anniversary, the panel will explore how climate action needs to develop in the next 10 years to successfully deliver the … read more »