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Category: Environmental Economics

Centre for International Governance Innovation: The Environment and Innovation: What Are the Real Costs?

Dr Philip O’Sullivan (OU) – This seminar will focus on environmental economics and policy. It will present the case that, despite the recent global economic downturn and recession in the United Kingdom, the current economic policy response of expanding growth driven by fossil fuel production is actually unsustainable. Rather than being the answer to increased …

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University College London: ‘Natural Capital – Valuing the Planet’ | Prof Dieter Helm CBE

Alongside global warming, the destruction of the world’s biodiversity and natural capital threatens to undermine economic growth. Another 3 billion people and a world economy some 16 times bigger by 2100 threatens environmental destruction on a scale which would make the twentieth century look positively benign. On current policies, natural capital – those assets nature …

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TED: The case for fish farming | Mike Velings

We’re headed towards a global food crisis: Nearly 3 billion people depend on the ocean for food, and at our current rate we already take more fish from the ocean than it can naturally replace. In this fact-packed, eye-opening talk, entrepreneur and conservationist Mike Velings proposes a solution: Aquaculture, or fish farming. “We must start …

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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – Forum Debate: Fossil Fuel Futures

Given regulatory and market changes, should energy companies and investors be planning for a post-fossil fuel future? This session is part of the Forum Debate series on today’s dilemmas in economics, politics and society. Speakers: · Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn. · Kenneth A. Hersh, Founder and …

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TED: How we can make crops survive without water | Jill Farrant

Published on Feb 9, 2016 As the world’s population grows and the effects of climate change come into sharper relief, we’ll have to feed more people using less arable land. Molecular biologist Jill Farrant studies a rare phenomenon that may help: “resurrection plants” — super-resilient plants that seemingly come back from the dead. Could they …

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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – Priorities for the United States in 2016

From battling violent extremism to fighting climate change, is the United States in a position to take the lead? Speakers: -Christopher Coons, Senator from Delaware (Democrat), USA. -Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University, USA. -Michael Froman, US Trade Representative. -Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader and Congressman from California (Republican), 23rd District, USA. …

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Stockholm Resilience Centre: Lorenzo Fioramonti on the need for a horizontal economy in Africa

This lecture focused on “Opportunities for creating a Good Anthropocene in southern Africa”. It stimulated thinking and action around shaping a positive future for the region that simultaneously meets ecological sustainability imperatives as well as pressing needs for human development and social justice. Dr. Lorenzo Fioramonti represents the Centre for Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria. …

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Stockholm Resilience Centre: Lorenzo Fioramonti on the need for a horizontal economy in Africa

Lorenzo Fioramonti (http://globalreboot.org/) is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and he is the founding director of GovInn. He is also Senior Fellow at the Centre for Social Investment of the University of Heidelberg and at the Hertie School of Governance (Germany) and Associate Fellow at the United Nations University. …

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London School of Economics: Paris and Beyond: the orderly transition to a zero carbon and resilient economy?

Paris and Beyond: how will we gain traction and build momentum for the orderly transition to a zero carbon and resilient economy? Speaker: Rachel Kyte Chair: Professor Samuel Fankhauser The Paris Accord, the hoped for ambitious agreement, to be decided at the 21st Convention of the Parties of the UNFCCC, this December, will set us …

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Stockholm Resilience Centre TV: How will the world evolve towards the middle of the century?

A seminar with Professor Jörgen Randers at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Jorgen Randers is professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, where he works on climate and energy issues, scenario analysis and system dynamics. Prof Randers has spent one third of his life in academia, one third in business and one third in …

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Yale University: Earthland: Envisioning a Sustainable Civilization

In the inaugural lecture of the Visions of a Sustainable World Speaker Series, Dr. Raskin presents a history from the future which describes a sustainable planetary civilization and how we got there. Dr. Raskin is the President and Founder of the Tellus Institute, the Founder of the Global Scenario Group, and a leader of the …

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Harvard University: Catalyzing Climate Change Solutions

On April 7, 2014, President Drew Faust announced the creation of the Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund to support research initiatives intended to hasten the transition from carbon-based energy systems to those that rely on renewable energy sources, and to propel innovations needed to accelerate progress toward cleaner energy and a greener world. Seven …

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Karl Gerth: From an environmental perspective | Do We Want China To Be More Like Us?

Is China’s rush to adopt American lifestyles good for the global economy? Can its embrace of consumerism possibly be sustained? At what cost? UC San Diego Professor of History Karl Gerth explores these questions, drawing on his book, “As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers are Transforming Everything.” Gerth is presented by …

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World Economic Forum: Philippines 2014 | Climate Smart Growth

How can government and business leaders prepare for a climate-resilient future? Dimensions to be addressed: – Capturing the opportunities for energy decarbonization – Catalysing climate-resilient investment: making it happen – Promoting liveable cities for future competitiveness Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International, Switzerland; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on East Asia Dong Kwan Kim, Managing …

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Geert Hofstede: Business Goals for a Sustainable World Economy

Record date: Monday 28th October 2013 Location: School of Business and Economics Title: Business Goals For A Sustainable World Economy – Beyond Growth, Greed and Quarterly Results Speaker: Prof. Emeritus Geert Hofstede Maastricht University – School of Business and Economics  

Hans Rosling: Facts and Fiction on Global Health NMD 2014

Even the most worldly and well-read journalist can have his perspectives on the state of the world challenged by Hans Rosling. Data has rarely been more entertaining! Dr. Rosling invites us to take actively part in his ongoing research.  

Sabina Shaikh: Economics of Global Climate Change

“Economics of Global Climate Change” A presentation by Sabina Shaikh, economist on the faculty in the University of Chicago’s Program on Global Environment and Public Policy Studies.Part of the 2008 Summer Teacher Institute on Climate Change at the University of Chicago Center for International Studies. Dr. Sabina Shaikh is an economist on the faculty at …

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Paul Polman: Project sunlight: Creating the right climate for growth

The Grantham Annual Lecture 2014 was delivered by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever. Talking about economic growth and climate change. There is no trade off between the two according to Polman. Hosted by The Imperial College London.  

Michael Wara: The Case for a Carbon Tax as US Climate Policy

Michael Wara & John Weyant discuss the cost-effectivness, durablilty and environmental effectivness of US climate policy while focusing on a tax on carbon emissions. Hosted by Stanford University.  

Davos 2014 Panel Discussion: Rethinking Global Food Security

What environmental, societal and economic forces are reshaping the global context for food security? Dimensions to be addressed: – Changing climate and weather patterns – Addressing demands of an emerging global middle class – Strengthening efficient agricultural value chains Speakers: · Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria · Shenggen Fan, …

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