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Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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Multimedia: event video and podcasts

We provide videos and podcasts of our past events on climate change and the environment whenever possible, particularly if the event was a public lecture.



Public Event: Tackling Global Injustice in a world of climate change - Punishing the Innocent?|

Speakers(s): Mary Robinson, Professor Lord Stern

Date: 13th March 2014, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

LSE's Institute of Public Affairs and the Grantham Research Institute hosted an innovative public session which explored who constitutes the innocent, how they are impacted by climate change and how they lack access to power. It considered if these issues can be overcome and suggested ways in which they can.


Public Event: Rhyme and Reason - Poetry Slam|

Speaker(s): Included Sabrina Mahfouz, Deanna Rodger, Raymond Antrobus, Zia Ahmed and David Buckland

Date: 6th March 2014, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, LSE

Hosted by the Grantham Research Institute and Cape Farewell, award-winning poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz was joined by special guests for an evening of live literature, performance and debate, as she explored climate change in the UK through storytelling and lively poetry performances.




Public Event: Climate Change and Cocktails|

Speaker(s): Included David Stainforth, Naomi Hicks, Maria Carvalho, Amelia Sharman, David Wilson and Murray Collins

Date: 20th November 2013 at the Dana Centre, Science Museum, London

Climate change experts from the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE and at Imperial College London joined forces with the Science Museum's Dana Centre to facilitate an interactive evening on climate change, presenting on a number of climate change themes and answering questions from members of the public, accompanied by a number of specially-created climate cocktails.

Photograph of lecture audience credit Nigel Stead / LSE

Conference: Green Growth|

Speaker(s): Included Lord Nicholas Stern, Howard Bamsey, Paul Collier, Pierre Mohnen and Ralf Martin

Recorded: 1 October 2013 in RSA House, London.

Numerous papers were presented on green growth at this conference, chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern and Howard Bamsey, among others.  

Press conference copyright Nigel Stead and LSE

Seminar: Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map: World Energy Outlook Special Report|

Speaker(s): Fatih Birol, Gregory Barker

Recorded: 12 June 2013 in Wolfson Theatre.

Fatih Birol presented the key findings of the report, 'Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map: World Energy Outlook Special Report', by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State for Climate Change, responded with a keynote address on UK action on climate change.

Dr James Hansen

Public lecture: a scientist’s view of the climate crisis|

Speaker(s): Dr James Hansen

Recorded: 16 May 2013 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre.

In this lecture, Dr James Hansen presents his view of the current climate crisis and the policies needed and government action required to address the risks posed by climate change.

Robert Falkner

Lecture: international relations and global action on climate change|

Speaker(s): Dr Robert Falkner

Recorded: 4 February 2013 in Peacock Theatre. 

In this lecture, Dr Robert Falkner explores the challenges of international action on climate change from the perspective of politics and international relations.

Lord Nicholas Stern

Lecture: climate change and risk: part 1|

Speaker(s): Professor Nicholas Stern

Recorded: 21 January 2013 in Peacock Theatre. 

In part one of this lecture, Professor Stern outlines the evidence on the science and risks of climate change. He provides an introduction to the science of climate change, the nature of the problem, uncertainties, and the evidence for action on climate change.

Lord Nicholas Stern

Lecture: climate change and risk: part 2|

Speaker(s): Professor Nicholas Stern

Recorded: 21 January 2013 in Peacock Theatre. 

In part two, Professor Stern explores possible policy responses to managing climate change, including mitigation and adaptation and provides an introduction to the global climate negotiations. 



Richard Sandor

Good Derivatives: a story of financial and environmental innovation|

Speaker(s): Dr Richard Sandor

Recorded: 5 November 2012 in New Theatre, East Building.

Dr Richard Sandor gave a first-hand account of his experiences as an inventor of new markets - in interest rates, air and water.