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CCfCS event on Climate, economics and policy

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  • UserHector Pollitt (Cambridge Econometrics)
  • ClockTuesday 16 March 2021, 14:00-15:30
  • HouseZoom.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Alison Ming.

This event is aimed at scientists working on climate research who would like to gain a better understanding of the economics and policy surrounding climate change.

Hector Pollitt from Cambridge Econometrics will be giving an in-depth talk on the factors that influence decision making and which quantities are included in the modelling that informs these discussions and decisions. The talk will be followed by a long Q&A session and we invite people to submit any questions they have beforehand. This is intended as a way to start the discussion and you will also be able to ask questions after the talk.


Title: Economics and the low-carbon transition: Understanding policy and its interaction with technology

Abstract: When it comes to addressing dangerous climate change, economics and the natural sciences have not always worked well together. This lecture explores why tensions have arisen and the current state of play regarding economics’ contribution to policy making. It suggests a way forward in which economics and the social sciences more generally can work with scientists to support policy makers in guiding and managing the transition towards a net-zero economy.

Bio: Hector Pollitt is the Chief Economist at Cambridge Econometrics. He has worked with Cambridge Econometrics’ global macro model (E3ME) for more than 18 years and in that time has regularly used it for assessing the potential economic impacts of climate policy. His recent contributions to policy analysis include inputs to the assessments of the EU’s 55% GHG reduction for 2030 and Long-Term Strategy for 2050.

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Topic: CCfCS Meeting Time: Mar 16, 2021 01:30 PM London

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This talk is part of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Science series.

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