Three institutes at LSE (the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (GRI), the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) and the new International Inequalities Institute (III)) are hosting a new seminar series on climate change, inequality and social policy. The first seminar will feature Prof. Ian Gough, Visiting Professor at CASE and Associate at Grantham.

The overlap between environmental pressures and degradation on the one hand and the ‘social dimension’ of inequality and human wellbeing on the other hand is of immense importance but under-researched. There is a yawning gap to be filled by a coherent, exciting and interdisciplinary research agenda. This series of seminars will explore and develop that agenda.

The goal of this seminar is to bring together these different areas of study and action, to facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue between them and to develop an agenda for research and policy development. The ultimate policy objective is to link and pursue both environmental and social goals: a climate policy that is equitable and oriented to human wellbeing; a social policy that is precautionary and sustainable.

The seminars will be focused in two ways: on global warming and climate change rather than a wider range of environmental problems, and on the UK and other rich countries – the ‘welfare states’ of the OECD, roughly the same as and the Kyoto Annex II countries.

For any enquiries please contact Cheryl Connor on +44 (0)20 7955 6562

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