Past Events

Permanence in REDD+ Schemes: empirical evidence from Kenya on labour-time allocation

Speaker(s): Stefanie Engel
5 Mar 2012

Part of the Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series: Lent Term 2012 Seminars Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is currently a major topic in the debate on policies to mitigate climate change. Developing mechanisms to ensure equity and permanence is a major challenge in REDD+ scheme design. This study contributes to the […]


‘Clean’ or ‘Dirty’ Energy: evidence on a renewable energy resource curse

Speaker(s): Caterina Gennaioli
27 Feb 2012 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The above paper, written by Caterina Gennaioli and Massimo Tavoni, will be presented. Taking a political economy approach, the link between public support schemes for renewable energy and the potential scope for rent seeking and corruption is analysed. The insights of a model of political influence by interest groups are tested empirically using a panel […]


The Role of Consumption in Driving CO2 Emissions

Speaker(s): John Barrett
15 Feb 2012 at University of Leeds

The seminar explores many of the key issues surrounding the UK’s GHG consumption-based emissions from a methodological and political perspective. The presentation will address the recent trends in consumption-based emissions, consider the robustness of measurements, address issues of carbon leakage, identify policy options and international responses.


Nudge or Shove – can non-state actors really drive corporate action on climate change?

Speaker(s): Rory Sullivan, Andy Gouldson
18 Jan 2012 at University of Leeds

Part of the CCCEP / SRI seminar series 2011-2012 Companies make a huge contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions and have a potentially huge contribution to make (through the provision of technology, finance, expertise, etc) to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, with international negotiations on climate change seemingly becalmed and the desire of […]


Low Carbon Leeds City Region: how we can save £1 billion a year on energy

Speaker(s): Paul Hamer, Andy Gouldson
9 Jan 2012 at University of Leeds

Leeds City Region currently has an energy bill in excess of £5bn a year – or 10% of its GDP – and this is increasing every year. Are there cost effective ways of cutting this energy bill whilst also enhancing competitiveness and creating employment? If so, where are the most cost and carbon effective options, […]



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 […]