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.
5 day intensive programme running 11 - 15 June 2018
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.
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.
Guest speakers for 2018: TBC
Tuition Fee: £3,995
Includes all LSE tuition, course materials, daily lunches, and networking events. You will also be awarded an LSE certificate of completion at the end of the five days.
Part of LSE Executive Education Courses
Executive Education Courses are taught to the School's high standard and are therefore academically rigorous. Participants are expected to be fluent in English, with a good first degree in a relevant subject.
As an executive programme, experience in the workplace is a key requirement. Most of our participants have more than 10 years' experience but we will consider fast-track candidates with a minimum of two years' professional experience.
Requirements in brief
- Fluency in English
- Undergraduate degree
- Professional experience (see above)
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The course will 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.
The course will be taught by:
- Prof. Simon Dietz
- Professor Sam Fankhauser
- Dr David Stainforth