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Climate Change: Economics and Governance

  • Executive
  • Department of Government
  • Application code EE961
  • Starting 2020
  • Short course: Open
  • Location: Houghton Street, London

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 15 - 19 June 2020

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 2019: 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

Programme details

Entry requirements

All LSE executive education participants are required to have:

  • Fluency in English.
  • A good undergraduate degree or significant work experience in a relevant role(s).
  • Minimum two years’ professional experience. Typically our participants have more than ten years’ work experience.

 

Programme structure

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.

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Faculty

The course will be taught by:

Declan’s research cuts across water, climate and society, with a strong focus on adaptation and international development. Originally a geographer, Declan draws on insights from different disciplines to pursue problem focused research. He has over 20 years experience working in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia (particularly China). Declan’s research funding has included the EU, UK departments DFID, Defra and DECC, UK NERC and ESRC, US NSF and the World Bank. Find out more here

Veerle Heyvaert is a Professor at the LSE Law Department and founding Editor-in-Chief of Transnational Environmental Law. She teaches environmental law and European law. She has an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. Find out more here

Dr Richard Perkins is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment and an Associate of the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. Find out more here

David is a physicist by training and has many years’ experience of climate modelling. While a researcher at Oxford University, he co-founded and was chief scientist of the climateprediction.net project, the world’s largest climate modelling experiment. Find out more here

Luca is an economist, working at the intersection of environmental economics, energy markets, and industrial organisation. His current research projects include work on market-based instruments and climate finance. Find out more here

Testimonials

Ali Khoso, Director General of Urban Policy and Strategic Planning, Karachi Government

"The course has given me inspiration and fuelled my sense of urgency as well as my intellectual curiosity."

Read Ali's full profile here.

Kumar Jegarasasingam, Credit Risk Manager, Bank for International Settlements

"The interchange of perspectives with fellow participants, the faculty expertise and the LSE experience itself are immensely powerful in broadening your understanding."

Read Kumar's full profile here.

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