Past Events

The Political Economy of Environmental Policy with Overlapping Generations

Speaker(s): Armon Rezai
17 May 2012 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series: Summer Term A two-sector OLG model illuminates previously unexamined intergenerational effects of a tax that protects an environmental stock. A traded asset capitalises the economic returns to future tax-induced environmental improvements, benefiting the current asset owners, the old generation. Absent a transfer, the tax harms the young generation by […]


Developing and Deploying Low-Carbon Energy Technologies: prospects, progress and policies

Speaker(s): Peter Taylor
16 May 2012 at University of Leeds

Part of the CCCEP / SRI seminar series 2011-2012 There is an urgent need to decarbonise global energy systems to tackle the twin challenges of mitigating climate change and improving energy security. What mix of technologies can help achieve this? How much will it cost? What progress is being made? Which policies can help accelerate […]


Hurricane Forecasting: skill and value

15 May 2012 at University of Leeds

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) hosted an academic symposium on Hurricane Forecasting, with a focus on questions relating to the construction, evaluation and use of hurricane forecasts on seasonal scales. The aim of the symposium was to present the findings from the LSE’s work in this area, funded by the CCCEP […]


Financing Low Carbon Cities

2 May 2012 at Chatham House, London

The Centre for Low Carbon Futures (CLCF) and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) jointly held this workshop More information Workshop agenda (PDF, 242KB) Workshop overview (PDF, 259KB) Discussion paper on funding decarbonisation (PDF, 35.2KB) Presentations Professor Andy Gouldson, University of Leeds: ‘The economics of low carbon cities: outcomes of a city-scale […]


Lessons from Historical Energy Transitions for Addressing Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Speaker(s): Arnulf Grubler
22 Mar 2012 at University of Leeds

Part of the CCCEP / SRI seminar series 2011-2012 The ‘grand’ history of past energy transitions is examined for recurrent patterns and drivers and their implications climate change protection and green growth policies. Four policy lessons stand out: Energy end-use and efficiency are key, as are tangible consumer benefits from the diffusion of new energy […]


Coupled Dynamic Modelling of the Economy and of the Climate System

Speaker(s): Michael Ghil
15 Mar 2012 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Hosted jointly by the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS) and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (and the Munich Re programme. We reviewed the classical arguments about business cycle modelling, using either endogenous business cycle (EnBC) models or ‘real’ business cycle (RBC) models. A particularly simple EnBC model, called the […]


Skills Constraints and Low-Carbon Transitions

Speaker(s): Nick Jagger
14 Mar 2012 at University of Leeds

Part of the CCCEP / SRI seminar series 2011-2012 The transition to a low-carbon economy will require sufficient people with appropriate qualifications and skills to develop manufacture install and operate the low-carbon technologies and approaches. The actual skills and numbers required are uncertain and will depend on the speed and direction of the transition pathways. […]


The Global Development Post-Durban Of Policy Regimes To Combat Climate Change

13 Mar 2012 at Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London

Hosted by the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) More information – presentation slides The outlook for international climate-change mitigation policies post-Durban Professor Nicholas Stern – ‘The global development of policy regimes to combat climate change‘ (PDF, 207KB) Dr Robert Falkner – ‘Multilateralism in international […]


Economic analysis for the UK National Ecosystem Assessment

Speaker(s): Ian J. Bateman
8 Mar 2012 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

This seminar will examine the application of economic analysis techniques within the expanding field of ecosystem service assessments. Taking as an example the recent UK National Ecosystem Assessment, we extend and apply methods for valuing changes in the services provided by the natural environment. Particular attention is given to the incorporation of spatial variation in […]


Zero Carbon Britain

Speaker(s): Paul Allen
6 Mar 2012 at University of Leeds

To help us understand how we can meet our 21st century challenges, CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain project assembles and integrates cutting-edge findings from a wide range of leading researchers to show what a genuinely sustainable future could look like. We can create a new kind of economy; stable in the long term, locally resilient, but […]