New thinking for Hard Times: Sustaining Carbon Pricing and Financing in a World of Unequal Participation

New thinking for Hard Times: Sustaining Carbon Pricing and Financing in a World of Unequal Participation
Thursday, 28 October 2010 Add to Calendar 2010-10-28 11:30:00 2010-10-28 12:30:00 Asia/Kolkata New thinking for Hard Times: Sustaining Carbon Pricing and Financing in a World of Unequal Participation Speaker's Biography: Professor Michael Grubb is Chair of the Board of Climate Strategies, providing support and advice across the range of Climate Strategies' activities, and responsible for ensuring professional governance of the organisation.  His academic positions are as Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Economics in Cambridge University (half time), and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Climate Policy.  He was formerly Chief Economist at the Carbon Trust, the £100m/yr body established to spearhead the UK's transition to a low carbon economy, from which he stood down in Oct 2009 to write a book The Carbon Connection.  In 2008 he was appointed to the UK Climate Change Committee, established under the UK Climate Change Act to advise the government on future carbon budgets and to report to Parliament on their implementation. Before joining the Carbon Trust, Michael was head of Energy and Environment at Chatham House, and then Professor of Climate Change and Energy Policy at Imperial College London, where he remains a Visiting Professor.  He has been a Lead Author for several reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) addressing the economic, technological and social aspects of limiting greenhouse gas emissions. He has also been a Council Member of the International Association for Energy Economics, and of the British Institute of Energy Economics. Professor Grubb has been sole or principal author of seven books and around fifty journal research articles, plus numerous smaller contributions in the professional and wider media, on technological and economic dimensions of energy policy and climate change at domestic, European and global levels. We do hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a stimulating discussion. We look forward to welcoming you to CPR.Lavanya Rajamani & Navroz Dubash
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Speaker's Biography: Professor Michael Grubb is Chair of the Board of Climate Strategies, providing support and advice across the range of Climate Strategies' activities, and responsible for ensuring professional governance of the organisation.  His academic positions are as Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Economics in Cambridge University (half time), and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Climate Policy.  He was formerly Chief Economist at the Carbon Trust, the £100m/yr body established to spearhead the UK's transition to a low carbon economy, from which he stood down in Oct 2009 to write a book The Carbon Connection.  In 2008 he was appointed to the UK Climate Change Committee, established under the UK Climate Change Act to advise the government on future carbon budgets and to report to Parliament on their implementation. Before joining the Carbon Trust, Michael was head of Energy and Environment at Chatham House, and then Professor of Climate Change and Energy Policy at Imperial College London, where he remains a Visiting Professor.  He has been a Lead Author for several reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) addressing the economic, technological and social aspects of limiting greenhouse gas emissions. He has also been a Council Member of the International Association for Energy Economics, and of the British Institute of Energy Economics. Professor Grubb has been sole or principal author of seven books and around fifty journal research articles, plus numerous smaller contributions in the professional and wider media, on technological and economic dimensions of energy policy and climate change at domestic, European and global levels. We do hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a stimulating discussion. We look forward to welcoming you to CPR.Lavanya Rajamani & Navroz Dubash