Past Events

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

The Cost of Mitigating Climate Change

Speaker(s): Dr Paul Ekins, Professor of Energy and Environment Policy, UCL Energy Institute, University College London.
19 Jan 2010 at Department of Geography and Environment at LSE

Did Stern get it wrong? Part of the Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series Hosted jointly by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, CCCEP, and the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE.


Shops, Lifestyle and the Planet: will Corporate Social Responsibility deliver a one-planet, low-carbon world?

Speaker(s): Professor Alan Knight
1 Dec 2009 at University of Leeds

Alan Knight gave his own insights into how fast-moving consumer products, global brands and global sustainable development are impossible bed fellows. The reasons for this, he argued, are far more complex than old clichéd “corporates don’t care” – there is a fundamental weakness in the ‘tone of voice’ narrative that underpins both Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) […]


Countdown to Copenhagen debate

13 Nov 2009 at University of Leeds

Expert panel debate key issues in front of audience The panel included: Franny Armstrong, Director of the Age of Stupid and founder of the 10:10 campaign The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for DEFRA Edward McMillan Scott MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament The Rt Hon John Prescott MP, Leader of the […]


Inaugural Business Green seminar

4 Nov 2009 at University of Leeds

Delivering the low-carbon economy – a case of evolution or revolution This seminar was co-hosted by Business Green and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) at the University of Leeds. Speakers: Professor Andy Gouldson, Director of CCCEP James Murray, Editor of Business Green Dax Lovegrove, Head of Business & Industry Relations, WWF Frances […]


Symposium on climate change

Speaker(s): Lord Stern, Lord Rees and Lord Turner
27 Oct 2009 at Houses of Parliament

A global deal on climate change: the challenges between now and December in Copenhagen Lord Stern organised this symposium in the Houses of Parliament, in association with the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group. It was chaired by The Lord Speaker, with leading contributions by Lord Stern, Lord Rees and Lord Turner. Further reading: The policy […]



Earth System Governance: Looking at the central questions, methods and processes of a global research effort in this field

Speaker(s): Frank Biermann
29 Sep 2009 at University of Leeds

Seminar explored ‘Earth system governance as a crosscutting theme of global change research’. Frank Biermann presented the science plan and implementation strategy of the Earth System Governance Project, a new ten-year global research effort developed under the auspices of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change. The presentation expanded on the concept of earth […]


Munich Re Programme Symposium 1: Interpreting Models in a Climate Change Context

20 Jul 2009 at Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP)

This was the first symposium of the Munich Re Programme at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), and over 80 participants attended. The symposium brought together experts in a range of different modelling techniques relevant to issues of climate and climate change risk management. By discussing the various approaches to interpreting model […]


Launch of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP)

Speaker(s): Andy Gouldson, Lord Nicholas Stern
27 Jan 2009 at University of Leeds

The Centre launches with a keynote address from Lord Nicholas Stern The launch of CCCEP took place at the University of Leeds. Outline of launch and further reading An introduction to CCCEP from Professor Andy Gouldson, Director of the Centre Keynote address from Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford: ‘Why 2009 is a critical year for climate policy’ Presentation […]