Past Events


Responding to Climate Change: going beyond dangerous

Speaker(s): Professor Kevin Anderson, Professor Andy Gouldson
4 May 2010 at University of Leeds

Public lecture at the University of Leeds Professor Kevin Anderson offered a stark assessment of the prospects for avoiding dangerous levels of climate change. An audience of well over a hundred, including students, academics, activists, businesspeople and policy makers, attended the lecture. Richard Turton, Strategy Manager for Yorkshire Forward, said it was: “An excellent lecture on […]


Weather and Death in India

Speaker(s): Robin Burgess
29 Apr 2010 at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Part of the Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series. Abstract We investigate the relationship between weather (temperature and precipitation extremes) and mortality rates in India from 1957-2000. Our estimates imply that hot days cause large and statistically significant increases in both adult and infant mortality within a year of their occurrence. The effect of temperature extremes on […]


Climate Risk and the City

Speaker(s): David Wilkes, David Hetherington, Jon Andrews, Dr Matthew Hunt, Gail Hammond
18 Mar 2010

Part of ESRC’s Festival of Social Science at the University of Leeds Through a seminar, debate and exhibition, experts from the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, Leeds City Council, the Environment Agency, ARUP and FoE will consider the risks that climate change poses for cities in general and for Leeds in particular. Further […]


Climate Models; current science and common sense

Speaker(s): Professor Leonard Smith
16 Mar 2010

Part of ESRC’s Festival of Social Science Physical science does a much better job explaining the generalities of the past than predicting details of the future. So how can scientists inform climate policy: policy on international agreements limiting future emissions, on stimulating relevant technological development, on disaster aid, ideally on reducing the severity of future disasters […]



Incentivising Private Investment in Carbon Abatement

Speaker(s): Ben Irons (Mckinsey)
4 Mar 2010

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.


Governing Clean Development

Speaker(s): Professor Peter Newell
2 Mar 2010

Part of CCCEP’s 2009-2010 Seminar Series at the University of Leeds


The Flexibility Premium in Market-Based Instruments

Speaker(s): Dr Luca Taschini
9 Feb 2010

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.


Voluntary Corporate Climate Change Accounting, Reporting and Benchmarking: A useful supplement to conventional policy instruments?

Speaker(s): Andy Gouldson, Craig Mackenzie
2 Feb 2010 at University of Leeds

The corporate sector is a major source of anthropogenic carbon emissions (more than 40 per cent of total) and will be heavily affected by global climate change mitigation and adaptation policy. As a result, there is a growing demand – from companies, investors and other stakeholders – to understand corporate exposure to climate change risks […]