Past Events

Late Lessons From Early Warnings about Hazards: why evidence gets ignored

Speaker(s): David Gee and Jouni Paavola
6 Nov 2012 at University of Leeds

Part of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy’s 2012-2013 Public Lecture Series: Autumn lecture (part of the ESRC’s Festival Of Social Science) If one looks at history, there has often been sufficient science to justify precautionary actions to reduce or eliminate harm from hazardous agents, decades before effective regulatory actions were eventually taken. […]


Repositioning the Climate Change Debate

Speaker(s): Jonathon Porritt, Andy Gouldson and Andy Shepherd
1 Nov 2012

A special alumni event Guest speakers included: Jonathon Porritt CBE (co-founder of Forum for the Future, co-director of The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme and ex-Director of Friends of the Earth) on ‘Innovation in a low carbon future’ Andy Gouldson (Director of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, School of Earth […]



Climate Scepticism – is it primarily found in the English-speaking world, and if so, why?

Speaker(s): James Painter
24 May 2012 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series: Summer Term The presentation will focus on the prevalence of climate scepticism – in its various forms – in the print media around the world. Most previous academic research on climate scepticism has tended to focus on the way it has been organised, and its impact on policy outputs, […]


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 […]