Please see below for future events at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
We archive information and useful materials on all our past events, and provide video and podcasts when possible.
Policy Seminar: "Taxing Energy Use: A graphical analysis of OECD energy use and taxation"
This event is now fully subscribed. Only those that have confirmed attendance by responding to email invitations will be admitted.
Date: Tuesday, 11th March, 10.00 - 11.30
Venue: OLD.3.21, LSE
Synopsis: The Grantham Research Institute will host this policy seminar by the OECD. Michelle Harding, Economist at the OECD, will present the key findings of the report "Taxing Energy Use: A Graphical Analysis of OECD Energy Use and Taxation", which provides a systematic, comparative analysis of the structure and level of energy taxation in each OECD country, highlighting the patterns and incoherencies in effective tax rates on energy seen across the OECD. She will be joined by Samuela Bassi and David Grover from GRI, who will share insights from their own research on the impact of green taxes on UK businesses and the distributional impact of the UK Feed-in Tariff scheme.
Seminar: Climate Change and Environment Research Seminar Series (RSS)
Speaker: Sjak Smulders, Tilburg University
Title: Carbon Lock-In: The role of expectations
Date: Wednesday, 12th March 2014, 12.30 - 14.00
Venue: 32L. LG.10, LSE
Paper to go with seminar
Public Lecture: "Tackling global injustice in a world of climate change - Punishing the Innocent?"
Speakers: Mary Robinson, Professor Lord Stern
Date: Thursday, 13th March 2014, 18.30 - 20.00
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, (Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ)
Sharan Burrow, Secretary General of the International Trade Union Confederation
Luisa Dias Diogo, Former Prime Minister, Mozambique
Caio Koch-Weser, Vice Chairman, Deutshe Bank Group
Marvin Nala, Climate and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace, East Asia
Sheela Patel, Founder-Director, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres
Henry Shue, Senior Research Fellow at Merton College and Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford
Dessima Williams, Former Ambassador of Grenada to the United Nations
Chair: Professor Conor Gearty
Synopsis: LSE's Institute of Public Affairs and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment invite you to an innovative public session which will explore who constitutes the innocent, how they are impacted by climate change and how they lack access to power. It will consider if these issues can be overcome and suggest ways in which they can.
The session will be framed by a discussion with Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute and President of the British Academy and Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and currently President of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice.
This will be followed by interventions from a panel comprising representatives from a panel comprising representatives of the Innocent: the marginalized, the poor, youth, workers and future generations. Panellists representing the political world and the corporate voice will respond to the issues and concerns raised by the Innocent, outlining both the challenges of political office and the realities of the corporate world.
The audience will have an opportunity both to make observations and to put questions to the panellists regarding what can be done to find solutions to the problems identified.
This event is free and open to all. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Places are limited. For further information, please see the Public Events listing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7955 6045 #LSERobinson
Workshop: "Green Growth: Lessons from Economic History Workshop"
Date: Tuesday, 25th March 2014, 12.00 - 18.00 (Registration and refreshments from 11.30)
Synopsis: Hosted by the Grantham Research Institute and the Global Green Growth Institute, this joint workshop will focus on the lessons from economic history. Recent research papers will be presented on aspects of economic history and long run analysis providing lessons for green growth.
For more details and to register for a place, please email email@example.com. This event is free and open to all. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Places are limited.