Achieving 2°C climate stabilisation: macroeconomic benefits or costs?

A workshop arranged by the Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics

Thursday 4 July and Friday 5 July 2013
Madingley Hall, Cambridge, UK

All sessions will be held in the Courtyard Suite
 
Wednesday 3 July
19:00 Reception for speakers and discussants (Terrace Bar)
19:30 Dinner for speakers and discussants (Dining Hall)
 
Thursday 4 July
09:00 Registration and tea/coffee

09:30


Session 1: Introduction - The "Green Growth" idea
Speakers:
Prof Corinne Le Quéré, Director, Tyndall Centre
Achieving 2°C climate stabilisation
Presentation (pdf 1Mb)
Dr Şerban Scrieciu
, Reader in Economics for Sustainability, Natural Resources Institute, Department of Livelihoods and Institutions, University of Greenwich
Dr Armon Rezai, Institute for the Environment and Regional Development, Vienna University of Economics and Business
The Green Growth Idea
Presentation (pdf 500Kb)

Discussant:
John Carstensen, Head of Profession, Climate and Environment, Department for International Development


11:00

tea/coffee

11:30


Session 2: Is the 2°C target feasible, reasonable and achievable with macro-benefits?
Speaker:
Prof Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, Director of the Tyndall Energy Programme, University of Manchester
Is the 2°C target feasible, reasonable and achievable with macro-benefits?

Discussants:
Dr Angela Köppl, Economist, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)
Prof Terry Barker, Founder of the Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics, Chairman of Cambridge Econometrics, Departmental Senior Fellow in the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Prof Jesper Jespersen, Professor of Economics, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University
Presentation (pdf 19Kb)


13:00

lunch

14:00


Session 3: Do the E3 models capture historical transitions?
Speakers:
Prof Peter Pearson, Director, Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI), Cardiff University
Do long-term projections of technological change in energy-environment-economy (E3) models capture rates of historical transitions?
Presentation (pdf 604Kb)
Dr Jean-François Mercure, Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), University of Cambridge
The representation of technology diffusion/substitution in E3 models
Presentation (pdf 2Mb)

Discussant:
Dr Matthew Winning, Research Associate, UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources, University College London


15:30

tea/coffee

16:00


Session 4: E3 (Energy-Environment-Economy) modelling of the 2°C target - the literature on the benefits and costs of achieving the target

Speakers:
Prof Terry Barker (see above)
E3 modelling of the 2°C target - the literature on the macroeconomic benefits and costs of achieving the target
Presentation (pdf 450Kb)
Dr Ger Klaassen, DG Climate Action, European Commission
The co-benefits of GHG mitigation, including the impacts on innovation and energy security

Presentation (pdf 351Kb)

Discussant:
Prof Michael Hanemann, Professor and Julie A. Wrigley Chair in Economics and Sustainability, Department of Economics, Arizona State University, and Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley.
Comments (pdf 627Kb)


18:00

End of session

19:00

Reception (Terrace Bar)

19:30

Dinner ( Dining Hall)
   
Friday 5 July
09:00

Session 5: Modelling the achievement of the 2°C target: different approaches
Speakers:
Prof Lance Taylor, Arnhold Professor of International Cooperation and Development Emeritus, New School for Social Research
Demand-Driven Growth and Climate Change
Paper (pdf 1.6Mb)
Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi, Lecturer in Macroeconomics of Ecosystems, University of East Anglia
Modelling global decarbonisation by using a large-scale macro-econometric model E3MG
Presentation (pdf 405Kb)


11:00

tea/coffee

11:30


Session 6: Multiple objectives and GHG policy: investment and reduction of risk

Speaker:
Nick Mabey, Chief Executive, E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism)
Multiple benefits, multiple risks: the macroeconomics of strategic choices over European decarbonisation paths, market reforms and infrastructure pathways
Presentation (pdf 2.55Mb)

Discussant:
Dr Onno Kuik, Senior Researcher, Institute for Environmental Studies, Amsterdam Global Change Institute (AGCI), VU University Amsterdam


13:00

lunch

14:00


Session 7: The financial crisis and the 2°C target

Speaker:
Hector Pollitt, Hector Pollitt, Director, Cambridge Econometrics
The financial crisis and the 2°C target: Evidence so far and a possible global policy response
Presentation (pdf 116Kb)

Discussant:
Dr Emanuele Campiglio, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics


15:00

Session 8: Wrapping up
Prof Terry Barker (see above)
Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi (see above)
Prof Corinne Le Quéré (see above)

16:00

tea/coffee and end of session
   
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