Past Events

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 […]

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 […]