Past Events

Social Equity, Context-Dependence and Analytical Rigour: can they be brought together for better policy design?

Speaker(s): Steven Schilizzi
30 Nov 2010 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Part of the Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series (LSE) in October and November 2010 Until very recently in policy design and evaluation, economists have shied away from equity analysis – the distribution of benefits and costs across stakeholders – and have focused instead on economic efficiency as their primary performance criterion. Yet it is […]


The Study of Economic Loss from Natural Disasters

Speaker(s): Professor Leonard Smith,
30 Nov 2010 at London

The Munich Re Programme of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy held an academic symposium, at which invited experts discussed findings and compared competing methodologies for normalising disaster losses. The symposium provided an opportunity for presentations of latest findings and open, and progressive discussion on methodologies and the relevance of this research area […]



The Evolution of Adaptation in Science and Global Policy: autumn lecture

Speaker(s): Dr Saleemul Huq, Andy Gouldson, Jouni Paavola
16 Nov 2010 at University of Leeds

Part of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy’s 2010-2011 Public Lecture Series The science of climate change has been assessed every five or so years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), set up by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in the late 80s, while global policy […]



Cancun and Food Security

2 Nov 2010 at University of Leeds

Part of the Seminar Series at Leeds Biography – David Howlett David Howlett is Executive Director of Africa College and a visiting senior research fellow in climate change and agriculture at the University of Leeds. He is currently working with research scientists across different faculties at Leeds and with African research partners to increase the […]


The Additionality Problem with Offsets: optimal contracts for carbon sequestration in forests

Speaker(s): Charles F Mason
28 Oct 2010 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), LG09, New Academic Building

The Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series was hosted jointly by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), and the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Further reading: Abstract Carbon Offsets from forest expansion […]




How can Climate Change Science and Economics Better Support the Insurance Industry?

26 Oct 2010

Industry roundtable As part of the Munich Re programme Eighteen representatives of the insurance industry attended and engaged in discussions with the aim of helping improve the London School of Economics and Political Science’s understanding of the needs of the insurance industry related to climate change science and economics. The afternoon was also used to present […]