Impacts of Climate Change Research, a free, half-day conference hosted by the LSE’s Public Policy Group/Impact of Social Sciences project and Imperial College London, will be held on Monday, 21st May, at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues affecting global governments. The complex interplay of scientific research, business interests, and strongly held public opinion creates difficulties in building consensus around policy and industry change. This half day conference seeks to look at how academic research in the climate change and energy areas has impacted on government and policymaking and business and industry practice.
The event is free to attend but registration is essential. Please email Impactofsocialsciences@lse.ac.uk to reserve your place. The full schedule is as follows.
2.00pm to 3.30pm
Session 1: Impacting Local, National and International Governance on Climate and Energy Policy
Anna Wesselink (Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds)
Neil Hirst (Grantham Institute of Climate Change, Imperial College London)
Philip Webber (Chair, SGR)
3.30pm to 4.00pm Tea/coffee break
4.00pm to 5.30pm
Session 2: Academic and Industry Liaison and Partnerships on Future Change
Nick Mabey (E3G)
James Smith (Carbon Trust)
Speakers to be confirmed
5.30pm to 6.00pm Refreshments available
6.00pm to 7.30pm
Public Roundtable: The Impact of Climate Change Research
Nafees Meah (Head of the Climate and Energy Science Analysis Team, Department of Energy and Climate Change)
David Kennedy (Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change)
Jason Lowe (Head of Knowledge Integration, and Mitigation Advice, Met Office)
Sarah Samuel (Head of Sustainable Energy Policy, Ofgem)
DISCUSSANT: Professor Sir Brian Hoskins (Director of Grantham Institute for Climate, Imperial College London)
7.30pm to 8.30pm Drinks reception for all attendees