This multi-disciplinary five-day course provides an in-depth overview of the economics and governance of climate change, and the risks and opportunities they present for a range of organisations.
The course begins with an intensive introduction to climate change as a scientific and particularly as a social scientific issue, intended to bring students up-to-speed with the key concepts. The scientific evidence on climate change will be outlined and well-known controversies will be covered. Then the key concepts of climate-change economics and governance will be introduced, such as market failure, pricing carbon, and the tragedy of the commons.
*Previous guest speakers included* Practitioner panel on adaptation to climate change featuring Ivan Biot (Director of R&D, Farm Africa), Daniel Johns (Head of Adaption, Committee on Climate Change), Swenja Surminski (Senior Research Fellow, LSE) and Marcela Tarazona (Senior Consultant and Environmental Economist, Oxford Policy Management).
Alessandro Vitelli, freelance reporter covering carbon, climate & energy will also be giving a lecture on carbon markets.
Guest speakers for 2017 to be confirmed.
Building on this common base, the course will then cover four main, but interlinked, topics.
Climate-change mitigation: the relationship between economic growth, competitiveness and carbon emissions; technologies to reduce emissions and their costs; policy instruments, including emissions trading and carbon markets.
Adaptation: using information from climate models and science to adapt to climate change; understanding vulnerability and resilience to climate change, including the links between adaptation, economic growth and poverty reduction; the role of public policy in promoting adaptation, including financing adaptation.
Politics, governance and institutional development: the international institutional architecture for climate change; international law; political bargaining at the international and national levels; policy-making and policy implementation by governments, non-governmental organisations, businesses and communities.
Risks and opportunities: the risks and opportunities created by climate change for different organisations.
This executive course is suitable for:
Senior executives searching for insight into how climate change affects their business
International governments and intergovernmental organisations working in the field of climate change and the environment
Professionals within private sector companies dealing with climate change through corporate social responsibility (CSR)
Individuals looking to understand the implications of climate change for finance and investment
Companies and industry groups facing carbon regulation and seeking a greater understanding of the issues
Global development professionals that deal with the impact of climate change and its related policies.
What's included in the fee?
The fee for this executive course includes: all LSE tuition, course materials, daily lunches, coffee breaks, two complimentary networking events with fellow senior participants and full office support. You will also be awarded an LSE certificate of completion at the end of the five days.
About the Grantham Research Insitute
The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to bring together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy. The Institute is chaired by Lord Stern - lead author of the influential Stern Review on the economics of climate change.
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