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•Global Development Post-Durban Of Policy Regimes To Combat Climate Change

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•Global Development Post-Durban Of Policy Regimes To Combat Climate Change

  • The second workshop involving CAGE and the LSE ESRC Climate Change Policy Centre (and also Climate Strategies Cambridge) was held on 13 March 2012. The event was jointly organised by Alex Bowen (LSE) and John Whalley (CAGE). Sayantan Ghosal presented the paper "Unilateral Initiatives and Emissions Mitigation". A number of prominent academics working in the area of climate change including Nick Stern (LSE), Scott Barret (Columbia), Robert Stavins (Harvard) attended as did a number of of participants from the policy community.

The Global Development Post-Durban Of Policy Regimes To Combat Climate Change

 Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Wellcome Collection Conference Centre,183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE






8:45 – 9:00

Tea and coffee

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome from Prof. Nicholas Stern

(Chair, Grantham Research Institute and CCCEP; IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, LSE)

9:15 – 11:00

The outlook for international climate-change mitigation policies post-Durban


(i) Prof. Nicholas Stern (CCCEP/LSE): The global development of policy regimes to combat climate change

(ii) Dr. Robert Falkner (CCCEP/LSE)

(iii) Prof. Michael Grubb (Senior Adviser, OFGEM; Senior Research Associate, Cambridge University)

11:00 – 11:15

Tea and coffee break

11:15 – 13:15

Aspects of policy design


(i) Prof. Scott Barrett (Columbia): Catastrophe risk and policy

(ii) Prof. Sayantan Ghosal (CAGE) and Dr. Sean Walsh (University of Western Ontario): Unilateral measures and emissions mitigation

(iii) Dr. Sean Walsh (University of Western Ontario): Compliance mechanisms in global climate regimes: Kyoto and post-Kyoto

13:15 – 14:15


14:15 – 16:45

Regional perspectives


(i) Prof. Robert N. Stavins (Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School): U.S. perspectives on global climate change policy regimes

(ii) Prof. Christian Egenhofer (Associate Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS); Visiting Professor, College of Europe (Bruges & Natolin), SciencesPo (Paris) and LUISS University (Rome)): After Copenhagen and the economic crisis: Does the EU need to go back to the drawing board?

(iii) Dr. Ruth Kattumuri (Co-Director, Asia Research Centre and India Observatory, LSE): Sustainable growth and climate change: Evolution of India’s strategies

(iv) Dr. M. Wang and Dr. Y. Zhou (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences): A Chinese perspective

16:45 – 17:00

Tea and coffee break



17:00 – 17:45

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Macroeconomics and climate mitigation policies


(i) Dr. Alex Bowen (Principal Research Fellow, GRI/CCCEP/LSE): The scope for ‘green growth’ and a new technological revolution

17:45 – 18:00

Next steps


Dr. Alex Bowen (CCCEP), Prof. John Whalley (CAGE/CIGI) and general discussion

18:00 – 19:00