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Speaker(s): Fatih Birol, Gregory Barker
Chair: Lord Stern of Brentford
Recorded on 12 June 2013 at Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science hosts an invitation-only event to accompany the launch of a new report, Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map: World Energy Outlook Special Report, by the International Energy Agency.
Lord Stern of Brentford, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute, will introduce the seminar by Fatih Birol, Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency, who will present a summary of the report’s key findings and discuss their implications. The Rt. Hon. Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State for Climate Change at the Department of Energy and Climate Change will also be speaking.
The World Energy Outlook has published detailed analysis of the energy contribution to climate change for many years. But, amid major international economic preoccupations, there are worrying signs that this issue has slipped down the policy agenda. This special report seeks to bring it right back on top by showing that the dilemma can be tackled at no net economic cost.