Past Events

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


Public Goods Agreements with Other Regarding Preferences

Speaker(s): Charles D Kolstad
2 Dec 2011 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Part of the ‘Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series: Michaelmas Term 2011’, hosted jointly by the Grantham Research Institute, the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, and LSE’s Department of Geography and Environment.


Chasing Our Tails? Rebound effects from improved energy efficiency

Speaker(s): Steven Sorrell
16 Nov 2011 at School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

Part of the CCCEP / SRI seminar series 2011-2012 It is generally assumed that energy efficiency improvements will reduce overall energy consumption, at least compared to a scenario in which such improvements are not made. But a range of mechanisms, commonly grouped under the heading of rebound effects, may reduce the size of the ‘energy […]


Carbon Markets Regulation: the case for a CO2 Central Bank

Speaker(s): Christian de Perthuis
9 Nov 2011 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Part of the ‘Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series: Michaelmas Term 2011’, hosted jointly by the Grantham Research Institute, the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, and LSE’s Department of Geography and Environment.


Decarbonising Britain

Speaker(s): David Kennedy,, Michael Jacobs
1 Nov 2011 at School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

Public lecture: part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science The UK has an aggressive plan to decarbonise its economy by 34% in 2020, 50% in 2027 and 80% in 2050. This lecture looked at the economic, technical and policy challenges of achieving these targets. It discussed the role of technology options like renewable energy and […]


Climate Change and Society

Speaker(s): John Urry
1 Nov 2011 at University of Leeds

Public lecture: part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science The various sciences of climate change have made it utterly clear that ‘human behaviour’ is essential to understanding the causes and impacts of so-called ‘global warming’. However, the discipline that so far mainly represents and models human behaviour is economics. But this is a problem because […]


Compensating for Climate Mitigation: can social policies ameliorate the regressive effects?

Speaker(s): Ian Gough
3 Oct 2011 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Part of the ‘Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series: Michaelmas Term 2011’, hosted jointly by the Grantham Research Institute, the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, and LSE’s Department of Geography and Environment “The lower VAT rate on household energy should be abolished to achieve more uniform carbon taxation, with more targeted tools being […]


Expert workshop on consumption-based accounting – implications for policy

5 Jul 2011 at Imperial College, London

This expert workshop was co-hosted by the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) with the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and the Centre for Low Carbon Futures (CLCF) The workshop brought together experts in consumption-based accounting and internationally recognised policy analysts on climate change mitigation and governance to examine the full implications of […]


Nature Climate Change: how to get published

Speaker(s): Monica Contestabile
19 May 2011 at University of Leeds

CCCEP lunchtime seminar (Leeds) Advancing in climate research is challenging as it requires diverse expertise to answer many of the difficult questions that are now emerging, such as, for example, how climate impacts on agriculture will affect economic growth, and how adaptation can minimise those impacts. But part of the challenge has also to do […]


Climate Finance in Africa: from aid to trade

12 May 2011 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Hosted by the CMIA and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) What are the challenges to financing climate change mitigation projects in Africa? Where are the opportunities? What policies are being pursued to facilitate climate finance, especially in the forestry space? […]