Smith School of Enterprise and Environment

SEMINAR SERIES:
Paris and Beyond – Pragmatic Climate Policy

Hilary Term weeks 1-8 | Wednesdays 5-6:30pm | Beckit Room | OUCE | South Parks Rd | Oxford | Ox1 3QY

Paris-and-beyondFollowing the agreement between Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping on carbon caps, the focus of climate change negotiations is focussed on the Paris Conference of the Parties in December 2015. This seminar series looks at the big issues at Paris, the chances of success, the possible shape of an agreement, whether it will have much impact, what the alternative approaches are, and what lies beyond in technology and climate change policy.

Convenors: Prof Dieter Helm | Prof Cameron Hepburn
Prof Robert Hahn

Speakers:
21 Jan 2015 – Prof Dieter Helm – “A Critique of the Kyoto and Paris Architecture – Why They Won’t Solve Climate Change”

“A Critique of the Kyoto and Paris Architecture – Why They Won’t Solve Climate Change”
Semnar 1 | Week 1 | Wednesday 21 January 2015
Prof Dieter Helm | Professorial Research Fellow, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford and Chair of the Natural Capital Committee.

28 Jan 2015 – Prof Chris Llewellyn-Smith – “Low-carbon energy sources”

“Low-carbon energy sources”
Seminar 2 | Week 2 | Wednesday 28 January 2015
Prof Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith | Director of Energy Research, University of Oxford.

04 Feb 2015 – Prof Antoine Dechezlepretre – “Climate Change Policies and Innovation in Clean Technologies”

“Climate Change Policies and Innovation in Clean Technologies”
Seminar 3 | Week 3 | Wednesday 4 February 2015
Antoine Dechezleprêtre | Senior Research Fellow, Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics.

11 Feb 2015 – Prof Thomas Sterner – “Is a Climate Treaty A) Necessary and B) Possible”

Is a Climate Treaty A) Necessary and B) Possible”
Seminar 4 | Week 4 | Wednesday 11 February 2015
Prof Thomas Sterner | Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Gothenburg.

18 Feb 2015 – Prof Myles Allen – “What’s the one thing we actually need a climate treaty for — and which they won’t be discussing in Paris?”
25 Feb 2015 – Prof Cameron Hepburn – “Climate Policy and Some Deadly Serious Game Theory”
04 Mar 2015 – Prof Doyne Farmer – (Innovation & the Prospects of Solar) – “Technological progress and the green energy transition”
11 Mar 2015 – Dr Artur Runge-Metzger – “The Road to Paris and Beyond: Prospects of an Ambitious Global Deal”

This series is open to all

More information

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

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