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Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change Research

Download: Audio - Session 1, Audio - Session 2, Audio - Session 3

Speaker(s): Anna Wesselink, Neil Hirst, Philip Webber, Nick Mabey, James Smith, Juliet Davenport, Nafees Meah, David Kennedy, Jason Lowe, Sarah Samuel, Professor Sir Brian Hoskins

Recorded on 21 May 2012 in Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building.

Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change Research is a half-day conference hosted by the LSE's Public Policy Group/Impact of Social Sciences project and Imperial College London, held on Monday, 21st May 2012, at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues affecting global governments. The complex interplay of scientific research, business interests, and strongly held public opinion creates difficulties in building consensus around policy and industry change. This half day conference seeks to look at how academic research in the climate change and energy areas has impacted on government and policymaking and business and industry practice.

2.00pm to 3.30pm, Session 1: Impacting Local, National and International Governance on Climate and Energy Policy. Chair: Professor Patrick Dunleavy (LSE Public Policy Group). Speakers: Anna Wesselink (Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds), Neil Hirst (Grantham Institute of Climate Change, Imperial College London), Philip Webber (Chair, SGR).

4.00pm to 5.30pm, Session 2: Academic and Industry Liaison and Partnerships on Future Change. Chair: Nicola Ranger (LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and Environment). Speakers: Nick Mabey (E3G), James Smith (Carbon Trust), Juliet Davenport (Founder, CEO of Good Energy).

6.00pm to 7.30pm, Session 3 - Public Roundtable: The Impact of Climate Change Research. Speakers: Nafees Meah (Head of the Climate and Energy Science Analysis Team, Department of Energy and Climate Change), David Kennedy (Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change), Jason Lowe (Head of Knowledge Integration, and Mitigation Advice, Met Office), Sarah Samuel (Head of Sustainable Energy Policy, Ofgem). Discussant: Professor Sir Brian Hoskins (Director of Grantham Institute for Climate, Imperial College London).

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