Past Events

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? […]


Justice and Vulnerability to Climate Change

Speaker(s): John O'Neill
10 May 2011 at University of Leeds

CCCEP summer public lecture (Leeds) This talk considered the different dimensions of vulnerability and their role in the measurement of climate disadvantage. More information Abstract of lecture What metrics should be used to capture the distribution of the impacts of climate change on the well-being of different individuals and groups? One obvious answer to that […]


Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change: are the carbon markets up to the job?

Speaker(s): Keith Allott, Jouni Paavola, Andy Gouldson
22 Mar 2011 at University of Leeds

The UK and EU have invested much energy and political capital in carbon markets as a key element of the global framework to address climate change. In the aftermath of Copenhagen and Cancun, it is important to ask whether these mechanisms are driving clean investment and innovation in industrialised countries, and whether offsetting approaches, such […]


Centre director clicks with his audience on the transition to low carbon business

Speaker(s): Andy Gouldson
22 Mar 2011 at Greenhouse, Leeds

Andy Gouldson, Director of CCCEP (Leeds), presented research findings on pathways to low-carbon business. Members of the 80-strong audience, of businesspeople, practitioners, activists and academics, were given the chance to vote on the appeal of a range of low carbon investment opportunities using real time `clickers’. The data will feed into a wider study which […]