The LSE Public Policy Group/ Impact of Social Sciences project, with Imperial College London, are today hosting ‘Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change Research’, a free-half day conference at the LSE.
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.
We’ll be live-tweeting the full event from 2pm using the hashtag #LSEImpact and we want you to join in the conversation online by tweeting using our hashtag or sending tweets to @LSEImpactBlog.
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)
Chair: Professor Patrick Dunleavy (LSE Public Policy Group)
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)
Juliet Davenport (Founder, CEO of Good Energy)
Chair: Nicola Ranger (LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and Environment)
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)