ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy - Transition Phase

Lead Research Organisation: London School of Economics & Pol Sci
Department Name: Grantham Research Inst on Climate Change

Abstract

CCCEP launched in October 2008. The Centre is hosted jointly by the University of Leeds and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Its mission is to advance public and private action on climate change through rigorous, innovative research.

Our research has always been impact-oriented and sought to respond to policy developments. From where CCCEP stands, the two key developments that shape climate policy today are:
1. the United Nations' Paris Agreement on climate change and the imperative of implementing it successfully around the world;
2. the UK government's pursuit of a low-carbon industrial policy in the context of Brexit.

Our research offers a rich evidence base for these two processes. Achievements to date include:
a. Improving the understanding and use of climate models in decision-making, made possible by forging new alliances between disciplines such as climate science, economics, philosophy and other social sciences.
b. We are a world-leading authority on the design of economic instruments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon taxes and emissions trading schemes. For example, our work has influenced reform of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme.
c. We are at the forefront of bringing the 'empirical revolution' in economics to the field of climate change and energy, greatly improving the quality of evidence informing questions such as: do climate policies destroy jobs? Are they effective in reducing emissions and stimulating clean innovation?
d. Our research has advanced theory on social transitions and the role of government, individuals and ideas therein, by investigating UK climate policy dynamics during austerity.
e. Our joint research on Climate Change Laws of the World has guided the plans of lawmakers and negotiators at the United Nations and at the national level around the world.
f. Our research has helped to shape the UK's 2nd national Climate Change Risk Assessment, and many aspects of the implementation of the National Adaptation Programme, particularly in relation to flood risk and reinsurance.
g. We have developed new approaches to enable low-carbon cities, helping many cities to integrate low-carbon investments into their development and regeneration plans.

During the Transition Phase, we will prioritise maximising the academic and societal impact of research conducted to date. But we will also undertake new research in areas where knowledge gaps constrain our ability to have impact. Our new research projects for the Transition Phase are:
1. Competitiveness in the low-carbon economy;
2. Low-carbon industrial strategies in challenging contexts;
3. Low-carbon, climate-resilient cities;
4. Incentives for behaviour change;
5. Integrated policies for 'climate compatible development' (CCD);
6. Sustainable infrastructure finance;
7. Planning for climate resilience.

The research projects will be frontloaded to run for the initial 3 years (2018-21). However, we will engage with key stakeholders throughout the research process and continue to exploit a range of pathways to impact. This tiered approach will allow us to maximise the impact of our research. Our plans build on solid institutional foundations established over the last nine years, including CCCEP's position at LSE/Leeds, its management structure and its key staff. However, we also plan to refresh the team.

Capacity building
To build research capacity, we have contributed to the establishment of new university courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at LSE and Leeds, and we have a large and vibrant cohort of PhD students and postdocs, supported by a peer-reviewed working-paper series and busy seminar series at both universities. These will continue into the next five years, and we will work closely with university colleagues to explore new avenues to build capacity, for example new or realigned Doctoral Training Programmes.

Planned Impact

During its first two phases, CCCEP has built up extensive relationships with decision-makers at the local, national and international levels, in the UK, European Union and beyond. These networks will be used over the five years of the Transition Phase to maximise the impact of the work carried out.

At the international level, CCCEP's work will continue to influence the negotiations through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), particularly in relation to the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions to Paris Agreement. In particular, CCCEP's ongoing work on finance for sustainable infrastructure, led by Lord Stern, will be showcased and discussed at the annual UNFCCC summits, as well as in other international fora, including G20 meetings and the special summit on climate change being hosted by the United Nations Secretary-General in September 2019. Lord Stern will also be interacting extensively with the multilateral development banks.

The new research on climate-compatible development will target decision-makers in resource-rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa, building on existing networks and developing new ones. This work will also inform delivery of the relevant Sustainable Development Goals. The new research on climate information for adaptation will be based on sustained consultations with local practitioners to inform planning, even in locations where there are currently low levels of knowledge. The results of this work will be communicated to ministries in key countries in Africa and Asia, and will also inform discussions at the UNFCCC.

Each of the seven new research projects will target at least one UK national Government Department. The projects on climate compatible development and climate information for adaptation will engage officials and ministers at the Department for International Development (DFID) to help inform decisions about the distribution of the UK's aid budget. The project on sustainable infrastructure investment will require extensive interactions both with DFID and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), particularly around issues of climate finance. The four remaining projects will also engage BEIS, particularly on the implementation of the Government's Clean Growth Strategy and the Industrial Strategy. The Department for International Trade and Her Majesty's Treasury will also be key stakeholders for the project on competitiveness, particularly in identifying and exploiting opportunities for exports of low-carbon goods and services.

In addition, CCCEP will seek to inform and influence Parliament, and will also continue to work closely with other expert advisory bodies, particularly the Committee on Climate Change.

The projects on low-carbon industrial strategies and cities respectively will also involve deep engagements with local decision-makers, particularly in Cornwall, Leeds and north-east England. The project on cities will involve the creation of a national forum with key stakeholders to broker information, develop new initiatives and support implementation. The project on low-carbon industrial strategies will be carried out in collaboration with regional partners, including the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and the Institute of Public Policy Research North. Most of the projects will also require the development of contacts with key decision-makers in the private sector. The project on incentives for behaviour change will involve the close cooperation of an airline and a renewable energy provider to design and execute two of the studies.

Although the public is not one of the main target audiences for CCCEP, there will be many public engagement activities during the Transition Phase. This will include regular communications through social media and traditional media, website content, and public events in London and Leeds, including contributions to the annual ESRC Festival of Science.

Publications

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Description The impact of CCCEP as a whole is described in detail under the submission for phase 2. CCCEP 3, with which this account is concerned, has only just started, but its impact will build on the 10-year history of the centre,.
First Year Of Impact 2008
Sector Energy,Environment
Impact Types Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Citation and Peer Review of Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) International Climate Finance Review (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The publication has received extensive attention from policymakers, legislators, policy experts, NGOs, and lead to numerous policy engagements and presentations at the high profile events.
URL https://icai.independent.gov.uk/report/international-climate-finance/
 
Description Citation in UN Emissions Gap 2018 report (Carvalho and Dechezlepetre)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI) working paper on dynamics of global value chains for solar photovoltaic technologies" was cited in the innovation chapter of the UNEP Emissions 2018 report.
 
Description Evidence to Philippines National Inquiry (Surminski)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Swenja Surminski provided evidence to the ommission on Human Rights of the Philippines national inquiry on climate change hearing held at the London School of Economics (LSE) in London, 7-9 November 2018 . The hearing was investigating the responsibility of the so-called 'Carbon Majors' for human rights violations resulting from these impacts. Swenja's presentation covered issues of loss and damage.
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/event/inquiry/
 
Description Review of New Zealand Zero Carbon Emissions Bill (Carvalho)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The Ministry of Environment of New Zealand asked for expert review of their Zero Carbon Bill. Maria Carvalho provided recommendations on how to improve the mechanisms of the bill, given lessons from international experience.
 
Description ESRC/Leeds Social Science Institute Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £5,424 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 05/2019
 
Description Collaboration with LLoyds Bank on Smart Energy Investments (McCoy) 
Organisation Lloyds Bank
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Daire McCoy is collaborating on smart-energy investments/morgages with Lloyds Bank since November 2018, with plans for future data collection and analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Lloyds Bank are in discussion with Daire on smart-energy investments/morgages, with aims at collecting and sharing relevant data for analysis.
Impact None so far.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark on Waste Disposal Patterns (McCoy) 
Organisation University of Southern Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Daire McCoy worked collaboratively with Magnus Soderberg at the University of Southern Denmark in November 2018 on a project regarding waste disposal patterns amongst Swedish households. They both contributed to the data collection and analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Magnus Soderberg at the University of Southern Denmark worked with Daire McCoy on a project regarding waste disposal patterns amongst Swedish households. They both contributed to the data collection and analysis.
Impact None so far.
Start Year 2018
 
Description A New Era for Business (Lecture by Paul Polman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul Polman spoke about the changing role of business and the opportunities presented by the UN Sustainable Development Goals to deliver a new economic model founded on sustainable and equitable growth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cccep.ac.uk/event/a-new-era-for-business/
 
Description After COP 24, Katowice: have the rules to deliver on the Paris Agreement been agreed? (CCCEP/GRI event) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A panel discussion with Lord Stern, Dr Alina Averchenkova, Mr Archie Young, Dr Achala Abeysinghe, discussing the outcomes of COP24 and answering questions from an audience of 80 people and viewers on the live webcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cccep.ac.uk/event/after-cop-24-katowice-have-the-rules-to-deliver-on-the-paris-agreement...
 
Description After CoP 24, Katowice: have the rules to deliver on the Paris Agreement been agreed? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A panel of distinguished speakers drawn from those who participated in the 24th CoP summit reflected on, and gave insights into, the progress that has been made after the landmark climate change agreement reached in Paris, as well as thoughts on where to next.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cccep.ac.uk/event/after-cop-24-katowice-have-the-rules-to-deliver-on-the-paris-agreement...
 
Description Building Japan-UK Research Collaboration on Climate Change Workshop organised by RENKEI in Tokyo, Japan 28-30 November 2018 (Paavola) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This workshop brought together climate change researchers from 6 UK and 6 Japanese universities across all relevant discicplines in order to identify potentil for research collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.britishcouncil.jp/en/programmes/higher-education/university-industry-partnership/renkei
 
Description Building narratives to characterise uncertainty in regional climate change through expert elicitation (Bhave) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact At the annual conference of the Society for Decision Making Under Uncertainty, I presented this study to an international group of researchers, policy analysts, and policy makers. I received valuable feedback to proceed with future research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.deepuncertainty.org/annual-meetings/2018-annual-meeting/
 
Description Commentary on "Are smart meters good for UK households?" (Gosnell, McCoy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Greer Gosnell and Daire McCoywrote a commentary blog piece for the Grantham Research Institute in January 2019, highlighting what the real chances of reaching the predicted energy savings through use of smart meters. This commentary formed the second of a two-part response to UK Government's Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee's session reviewing the management of the Smart Meter Implementation Programme, held in January 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/are-smart-meters-good-for-uk-households/
 
Description Commentary on "Shining the spotlight on human rights at COP24 and beyond" (Setzer, Byrnes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joana Setzer and Rebecca Byrnes co-wrote a commentary with Annalisa Savaresi (University of Stirling) on the human rights as an avenue for climate litigation and the case of the Philippines Human Rights Commission hearings on whether major corporations could be held to account for climate change impacts in the Philippines. Joana also spoke on this topic at COP24.

The commentary also included a link to a student competition for which Grantham received 10 entries. These will be assessed and the winner will be announced on the 24th April.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/shining-the-spotlight-on-human-rights-at-cop24-and-beyon...
 
Description Commentary on "Sustainability in the insurance industry" (Surminski) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Swenja Surminski co-wrote a commentary piece for the German Academic Journal "Zeitschrift für Versicherungswesen", which explores what role "risk managers of society" play in securing the current and future wellbeing and growth of insurance customers. This article was published in German under the title: Nachhaltigkeit in der Versicherungswirtschaft: Welche Rolle spielt sie für den "Risiko-Manager der Gesellschaft?".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.allgemeiner-fachverlag.de/nachhaltigkeit-in-der-versicherungswirtschaft-welche-rolle-spi...
 
Description Commentary on "The Carbon Majors inquiry comes to London" (Setzer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joana Setzer co-wrote a commentary blog piece with Annalisa Savaresi (University of Stirling) on the Grantham Research Institute's (GRI) website in October 2018. The piece summarised proceedings of a recent event, where LSE hosted the UK hearings of a path-breaking 'Carbon Majors' inquiry, which was seeking to attribute the impacts of climate change to the world's largest fossil fuel and cement producers, reflecting on the complexity of the case.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/the-carbon-majors-inquiry-comes-to-london/
 
Description Commentary on "Why the UK's smart meter rollout needs to be smarter" (Gosnell, McCoy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Greer Gosnell and Daire McCoy wrote a commentary blog piece for the Grantham Research Institute (GRI) in January 2019, highlighting that smart meter roll out in the UK is struggling, but has the potential to create a more flexible - and potentially cleaner - energy system. This commentary formed the first of a two-part response to UK Government's Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee's session reviewing the management of the Smart Meter Implementation Programme, held in January 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/why-the-uks-smart-meter-rollout-needs-to-be-smarter/
 
Description Commentary on Priorities for Sustainable Insurance (Surminski, Robins and Irwin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Swenja Surminski, Nick Robins and William Irwin co-wrote a commentary blog post for the Grantham Research Institute (GRI), covering five priority areas that the insurance sector must consider over the next decade, in the face of a changing world where climate change risks will be higher.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/where-next-for-sustainable-insurance-five-priorities-for...
 
Description Engagement with BEIS (Sato) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Misato Sato shared knowledge and discussion ideas in March 2019 with policy makers from the UK Government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on EU ETS benchmarking, to inform the UK's contribution to an upcoming International workshop about benchmarking being organised by the European Commission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description GRI Roundtable at COP24 Law and Governance Day (Averchenkova) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI) co-organised a Roundtable session as part of the Law and Governance Day at COP24 in Katowice on 7 December 2018. The event, co-hosted with the Environment and Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (GFLAC), focused on developments in climate law and policy reform, with practical examples from Europe, Latin America and the Pacific regions. Audience members were primarily experts working on climate legislation and governance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Health Impacts of Climate Change and Health and Social Inequalities in the UK. A public lecture in the series of the Department of Environment and Geography at the York University 18 February 2019 (Paavola) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A public lecture in the series of the Department of Environment and Geography at the York University 18 February 2019. The open lectures are intended to general public in addition to students znd sxtaff and they cvover a wide variety of topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/spring-2019/climate-change/
 
Description Human rights and climate change (Setzer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Between 6-8 November 2018, Joana Setzer hosted and organised the hearing of the National Inquiry on Climate Change, carried out by the Philippines Commission on Human Rights, held at the LSE. This is path-breaking inquiry seeking to attribute the impacts of climate change to the world's largest fossil fuel and cement producers.

Over 100 people attended the hearing in person, a few hundred watched the live broadcast, and around 1,000 watched the video. Speakers included Joni Pegram (Unicef); Prof. Paul Ekins OBE (UCL); Adam Matthews (Church of England Pensions Board; Prof Myles Allen (Oxford University); Prof. Henry Shue (Oxford University); Dr. Dylan Tanner (InfluenceMap), Mark Campanale (The Carbon Tracker Initiative).

The hearing was covered by a number of media outlets. As a result, I was asked to give several interviews and was featured in articles published in The Economist, Climate Liability News, the London Review of Books, among other media.

A panel debate was also held at the LSE. The panel debate had as speakers: Kristin Casper (Litigation Counsel for Greenpeace's Global Climate Justice and Liability Project), Roberto Eugenio T Cadiz (Commission on Human Rights of the Republic of the Philippines), Dr Luke Harrington (University of Oxford), Dr Annalisa Savaresi (University of Stirling) and Dr Stephen Humphreys. It was attended by over 200 people and the video already has over 340 views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cccep.ac.uk/event/human-rights-and-climate-change/
 
Description Interview for Sky News on London Climate Change Activists (Surminski) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Swenja Surminski was interviewed for a media article on climate change activists who occupied five London bridges, in November 2018.

The article reported on why activists were taking this action and Swenja provided comment on why climate change risks and lag in influential climate change policies in the UK are driving the general public to take action on this issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://news.sky.com/story/rebellion-day-activists-to-block-five-london-bridges-11556286
 
Description Invited Speaker at Asian Development Bank Syymposium on Insurance (Surminski) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Swenja Surminski was invited to present at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Symposium: "Ripples in Space and Time-The dynamic interplay of disaster risk and socio-economic development in Asia", held in Manila. Swenja presented on "Market based insurance in Asia", in Manila in December 2018. Around 30 participants took part, including academic experts and ADB staff. The event provided opportunity to present and discuss research on the topic, with aims to provide input to the ADB's 2019 Asian Development Outlook report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote Speaker for CIRED Seminar (Sato) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Misato Sato was invited to speak for a CIRED seminar in Paris in 12 March 2019, speaking on "How does going green affect firms' financial performance? Evidence from a global firm level dataset". There were over 30 researchers and students in attendance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www2.centre-cired.fr/Actualites/article/Seminaire-CIRED-Misato-SATO?lang=fr
 
Description Knowledge Exchange with BEIS (McCoy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Daire McCoy had a teleconference with colleagues from the UK Government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Smart Metering Implementation Programme team, on his research regarding smart meter rollout in January 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Knowledge Exchange with the Bank of England (McCoy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Daire McCoy had a meeting with the Deputy Director of Marketing at Smart Metering BG in November 2018, to share knowledge on the ongoing smart meter rollout research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Knowledge Exchange with the Bank of England (McCoy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Daire McCoy met with two Members of the Prudential Regulation Authority at the Bank of England in October 2018. He also exchanged via email with Bank of England Colleagues in December 2018. These engagements focused around research and knowledge exchange. Further engagements are being planned for 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with BEIS on carbon price floor and compensation schemes (Sato and Isaksen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Misato Sato and Elisabeth Isaksen met with four colleagues from the UK Government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 7 November 2018, to exchange on knowledge and inform research and policy about carbon price floor and compensation schemes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with donors in Tanzania, November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Declan Conway and Christian Siderius met with representatives from various development partners, including UK, Germany, Italy and the EU, to present their work on climate change and water resource development in the Rufiji Basin of Tanzania. Very positive feedback was received afterwards on the usefulness of their work to inform future thinking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with the Tanzania Met Agency, November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As part of the UMFULA project, a meeting was organised in November 2018 with the Tanzania Met Agency, to discuss UMFULA's climate science work, the Agency's activities, and generally long range and short range weather forecast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mini workshop at ITC/UNFCCC conference on 'Pathways to and perspectives on private sector adaptation in developing countries: From domestic value chains to international trade' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Flo Crick co-organised a mini-workshop together with the Overseas Development Institute as part of a conference organised by the International Trade Centre and the UNFCCC, in Geneva, in October 2018. She presented her work on SMEs and enabling environment for private sector adaptation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Panel at the International Conference on Water Science Impact (Siderius) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Christian Siderius organised and chaired a panel at the International Conference on Water Science Impact in Wageningen in October 2018, on "Adapting to Climate Change along South Asia's Major Rivers". The session presented and debated stories and science presentations on state-of-the-art climate adaptation options that are relevant to the South Asia region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.iwcconferences.com/conference-module2/index.php?id=5b8987ff26c63b4000017dec
 
Description Panellist at OECD Green Growth Sustainable Development Forum and Green Growth Knowledge Platform Conference (Kruse) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tobias Kruse presented work on how "going green" could affect firms' profitability and valuation at the OECD Green Growth Sustainable Development Forum and Green Growth Knowledge Platform Conference in Paris on 28 November 2018. His presentation was part of a parallel session on "Green Growth Strategies for Firms", where approximately 20 people from industry, policy and business were in attendance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.oecd.org/greengrowth/ggsd-2018/parallel-sessions/
 
Description Presentation at "Climate Law and Governance Day" at COP24 (Setzer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joana Setzer was invited to present on the panel of "The Future of Climate Litigation post the IPCC 1.5 Report" at the Climate Law and Governance Day, hosted at the University of Silesia, Katowice Poland for COP24, on 7 December 2018. Around 300 people attended, including legislators, policymakers, academics and NGOs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.climatelawgovernance.org/events/climate-law-governance-day-2018/
 
Description Presentation at BC3 COP24 Side Event (Setzer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joana Setzer was invited to chair the session on "Progress in non-state action: NGO and business approach", as part of BC3/UNFCCC official side event on "Implementation of non-state climate policies and targets" at COP24 in Katowice, Poland on 7 December 2018. Around 200 people attended, including legislators, policymakers, academics and NGOs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://info.bc3research.org/2018/11/28/bc3s-official-side-event-at-cop24/
 
Description Presentation at Carbon Forward Conference 2018 (Fankhauser) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sam Fankhauser presented research findings on global policy trends at the Carbon Forward Conference, a trade fair for carbon traders, in London. There were approximately 100 participants and speakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://carbon-forward.com/agenda/blog/summary-of-the-articles-about-carbon-forward-2018-by-carbon-p...
 
Description Presentation at Ecologic Transition Parliamentary Event (Stern and Averchenkova) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alina Averchenkova and Nicholas Stern presented at "Transición Ecológica" (Ecologic Transition), a high-level event hosted by the Parliament of Spain to the Commission on Ecological Transition on climate change legislation, in Spain on 18 January 2019.

A special hearing was organised by the Elcano Institute to present a policy paper I have written for them on the synthesis of experience with climate change laws around the world. The presentation delivered in Spanish. Audience members included MPs and representatives of all major political parties in Spain.

The presentation received great interest from the MPs and requests for follow up in-depth discussions in the context of the current work on the draft law on Energy Transition and Climate Change in Spain (a draft of which was released for public consultation at the end of February). Alina has also received an invitation to come and present in the Parliament of Catalonia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.agenda2030.gob.es/va/evento-de-alto-nivel-en-espa%C3%B1a-sobre-transici%C3%B3n-ecol%C3%B...
 
Description Presentation at IASS/BRICS Policy Center COP24 Side Event (Averchenkova) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alina Averchenkova presented during the Ecologic Side Event on "Experiences with National and Subnational Climate Laws: Enhancing Ambition" hosted by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and the BRICS Policy Center, on 7 December 2018.

Speakers included: Alina Averchenkova (GRI); Camilla Bausch (Ecologic); Carlos Rittl (Climate Observatory, Brazil); Cassia Moraes (Brazilian Forum on Climate Change); Alessandro Molon (Brazilian Socialist Party); Andrew Gilder and Olivia Rumble (Climate Legal).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Parliament of Portugal Special Hearing (Averchenkova) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alina Averchenkova presented at the Parliament of Portugal at the Special Hearing on the need to adopt a climate change law in Portugal, organised by Zero, in March 2019.

Audience members included around 300 MPs, policy experts, government officials and NGOs. The event was covered extensively in the media, and Alina was quoted in the two major national newspapers in Portugal. One-on-one discussions with the ministry officials working on climate policy on the benefits of and the strategies around passing a climate law are planned for follow-ups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the UNFCCC [COP24] (Averchenkova) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alina Averchenkova was invited to present at the Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference [UNFCCC] (COP 24), in Krakow on 9 December 2018. She took part in all sessions of this day-event, and presented/was a panellist during the session on "Developing and strengthening legal and regulatory frameworks as enabling environments for climate action at the national level".

Approximately 300 parliamentarians attended from around the world. There was active participation from attendees and there have been a number of follow-up questions from several parliamentary organisations, positive feedback from the host organisation (IPU - Inter-parliamentary Union) and follow-up with several MPs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ipu.org/event/parliamentary-meeting-united-nations-climate-change-conference-cop24
 
Description Presentation at the British Institute of Energy Economists (BIEE) Research Conference 2018 (McCoy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Daire McCoy presented at the BIEE's two day research conference on "Consumers at the Heart of the Energy System", presenting his work on why the energy efficiency gap is smaller than we think. The conference is a biennial event that seeks to understand the drivers of change in energy, both positive and negative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.biee.org/conference-list/consumers-heart-energy-system/
 
Description Presentation at the Elcano Royal Institute Public Event (Averchenkova) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alina Averchenkova presented at the Elcano Royal Institute public event in Madrid, launching their jointly published policy paper "Legislating for a low carbon and climate resilient transition: Learning from international experiences" on 11 March 2019. Audience members included 200 policy practitioners, MPs, private sector experts, NGOs. The Spanish Minister for Energy Transition and Climate change, Teresa Ribera, closed the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Zn9UTbLz0
 
Description Presentation on "The Climate Change Committee and the UK 2050 carbon neutrality objective: expectations and challenges" (Averchenkova) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alina Averchenkova presented work on the UK Climate Change Committee and their 2050 carbon neutrality objective at the third meeting of the Policymaker Platform for the Climate Recon 2050 project, on 28 February 2019. The event was hosted by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen, Denmark bringing together policymakers from ministries and environment and energy agencies from across Europe to discuss key topics connected to the process of developing and implementing long-term climate strategies. Her presentation formed part of a session on "Governance of Long-Term Strategies: The Role of Dedicated Institutions".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://climatedialogue.eu/event/pmp3-third-meeting-policymaker-platform
 
Description Presentation to GRI Behavioural Research Group (McCoy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Daire McCoy presented his work on "Smart-meter Adoption: Valuing Drivers and Barriers in the UK" to researchers of the Grantham Research Institute's (GRI) Behavioural research group at the London School of Economics (LSE) on 25 January 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to GRI Policy Design and Evaluation Research Group (McCoy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Daire McCoy presented his work on "Smart-meter Adoption: Valuing Drivers and Barriers in the UK" to researchers of the Grantham Research Institute's (GRI) Policy Design and Evaluation research group at the London School of Economics (LSE) on 22 November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Session at Africa Water Week 2018 (Conway) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Declan Conway organised jointly with CRIDF and SouthSouthNorth a session at Africa Water Week 2019 and presented his work on the Rufiji Basin and hydropower.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UNFCCC Official Side Event at COP24 (Grantham / CCCEP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Grantham Research Institute (GRI) and CCCEP hosted a side event at the UNFCCC 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice in December 2018. The event was on "Legislating on climate change" drawing on experiences and impacts of climate and energy laws.

Speakers included: Alina Averchenkova (LSE); Carolina Schmidt and Carolina Urmeneta (Ministery of Environment, Chile); Pilar Moraga (CR2, University of Chile); Hon Mai Mahmoud Ebrahim (Pan African Parliament); Fernando Virgilio Macedo (Portuguese MP); Valvanera Ulargui (Spanish Office for Climate Change).

Around 100-150 people attended. The event was also livestreamed and available to playback on webcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description University of Cambridge "Geographies of Knowledge" Seminar (Setzer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joana Setzer provided a seminar at the University of Cambridge's "Geographies of Knowledge" seminars series. She discussed how lawsuits are addressing the causes and consequences of climate change, such as the expansion of airports, the reliance on coal-powered energy and the climate-related erosion of habitats. She also presented some of the challenges of using courts to address climate change, as well as the pressing need for research examining the outcomes and impact of climate change litigation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/research/knowledge/seminars/previous.html
 
Description Water Resource Planning Under Future Climate and Socioeconomic Uncertainty in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India (Bhave) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact the annual conference of the Society for Decision Making Under Uncertainty, I presented this study to an international group of researchers, policy analysts, and policy makers. I received valuable feedback on approaches to decision making under uncertainty to proceed with future research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.deepuncertainty.org/annual-meetings/2018-annual-meeting/
 
Description Water Resource Planning Under Future Climate and Socioeconomic Uncertainty in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India (Bhave) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The American Geosciences Union Conference 2018 brought together academics, scientists, practitioners and professionals from around the world to discuss advances in research. We presented our research through an oral presentation to elicit responses and feedback from this diverse group. This feedback will help us improve the conceptual basis for the research, focus on newer applications, and add new dimensions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/
 
Description Webinar on policy coherence for sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joanna Pardoe, Patrick Curran, Andy Dougill and Katharine Vincent organised a webinar in October 2018 to disseminate the work published in a policy brief on 'Policy coherence for sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa'. The webinar was well attended, with over 60 people, half of which from the African continent, and with a mix of practitioners, policy-makers, NGOs, businesses and researchers. The webinar got a high score for its usefulness by its participants, in a poll at the end.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description What next for international climate action? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The panel explored how climate action needs to develop in the next 10 years to successfully deliver the Paris Agreement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cccep.ac.uk/event/the-grantham-research-institute-at-10-what-next-for-international-clim...