26
Mar
2015

Green Growth and the New Industrial Revolution

Date:
26 March, 2015 8:30 am - 5:45 pm
Venue:
Royal Society of Arts, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ, United Kingdom

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford and Grantham Research Institute
  • Simon Upton, Environment Director, OECD

Chairs

  • Professor Dame Judith Rees, Grantham Research Institute
  • Professor Sam Fankhauser, Grantham Research Institute

Conference Details

This conference will present the key results from a two year research programme conducted by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the LSE and supported by the Global Green Growth Institute. Its aim was to understand better the links between environmental protection, growth and development, and to strengthen the analytical and empirical underpinnings of the ‘green growth’ concept in relation to both developing and developed countries.

The full day event will feature GRI researchers and invited experts and include sessions on the following:

  • The ‘green growth’ narrative and the GRI research programme
  • Macroeconomics: jobs, poverty and green growth
  • Assessing the impacts of innovation and other climate-change policies
  • Evidence from economic history about the sources of growth and the role of policy
  • Growth and adaptation to climate change
  • The future of the green growth paradigm

Programme

Welcome and introduction
Sam Fankhauser
Myung-Kyoon Lee (Global Green Growth Institute)

Audio of opening remarks

Session I: The ‘green growth’ narrative and the GRI research programme
Keynote: Cameron Hepburn (Oxford University)

Audio of Cameron’s presentation

Session II: Macroeconomics: jobs, poverty and green growth
Presentation: Baran Doda 
Presentation: Karlygash Kuralbayeva
Discussant: Sheng Fulai (UNEP)

Audio of Baran’s presentation

Audio of Karlygash’s presentation

Audio of Sheng Fulai’s discussion

Session III: Assessing the impacts of innovation and other climate-change policies
Presentation: Antoine Dechezleprêtre
Presentation: Stefania Lovo
Discussant: Michael Toman (World Bank)

Audio of Antoine’s presentation

Audio of Stefania’s presentation

Audio of Michael Toman’s discussion

Session IV: Evidence from economic history about the sources of growth and the role of policy
Presentation: Roger Fouquet and Ralph Hippe
Discussant: Tim Foxon (University of Leeds)

Audio of Ralph’s presentation

Audio of Roger’s presentation

 

Session V: Growth and adaptation to climate change
Presentation: Sam Fankhauser 
Presentation: Mintewab Bezabih
Discussant: Declan Conway

Audio of Sam’s presentation

Audio of Mintewab’s presentation

Audio of Declan’s discussion

Closing session: The future of the green growth paradigm
Keynote: Simon Upton (OECD)

Audio of Simon’s presentation

Concluding remarks
Alex Bowen
Myung-Kyoon Lee (Global Green Growth Institute)

Audio of closing remarks

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