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    IdeasLab Presentation at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos

    “Our atmosphere is one of the great global commons, and we use it collectively as a sewer.” says Cameron Hepburn from the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. He says climate change remains “the mother of all problems,” and it’s vital we continue to work together for clean and affordable solutions. […]

    ‘US-China Carbon Deal to Prevent Interstellar Apocalypse’ – International Business Times

    The new Christopher Nolan sci-fi epic Interstellar that depicts the earth on the verge of environmental catastrophe, with a blight wiping out most of the planet’s crops and causing ominous dust storms, might have served as inspiration for US president Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping who have surprisingly agreed on a long-term plan to curb CO2 […]

    IdeasLab Presentation at the 8th Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin – World Economic Forum

    Oxford Martin School academics lead IdeasLab at World Economic Forum’s ‘Summer Davos’. Four Oxford Martin School academics conducted a lively interactive presentation at the World Economic Forum’s 8th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, held in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, from 10-12 September 2014. Led by the School’s Director Professor Ian Goldin, they asked: What […]

    ‘Rain and Bamboo Shoots’ – Philippine Daily Inquirer

    Heavier and more frequent rains are likely to lash the Philippines in the years ahead, according to a joint study by scholars from Oxford University, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS).  The study’s authors are the ADB’s Vinod Thomas, PIDS’ Jose Ramon Albert,  and Oxford’s Cameron Hepburn. ….. […]

    Climate change – The Economist

    An Offer They Can’t Refuse. ON JUNE 2nd, Barack Obama announced that he wanted total emissions from American power stations to fall by 30% from 2005 levels in the next 15 years. This has (correctly) been interpreted as a potshot at the coal industry. States will have to come up with plans to meet specific emission-reduction targets; […]

    ‘Incomplete climate models lead to complacency’ – Financial Times

    Letter to the FT – “Incomplete climate models lead to complacency“, April 2. Sir, Richard Tol makes the valid point that action on climate change should be coolly compared with other investments (“Bogus prophecies of doom will not fix the climate”, April 1). But his conclusions rest upon dangerously incomplete economic models that ignore critical risks […]

    New Scientist on the economic damages from climate change

    Climate Change already harming the global economy. Climate change now costs more than the emissions cuts that are needed to tackle global warming. If the claims stand up, it boosts the case for urgent action, says Cameron Hepburn of the London School of Economics. “Caps on emissions should be much tighter, and carbon prices much higher, than they are […]

    Interview with Katerina Kimmorley for “The UpSide”

    Will China cause or save the rest of the world from catastrophic climate change? Katerina Kimmorley talks to Dr Cameron Hepburn, Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute.

    Television Interview with ABC News Australia (Lateline Business)

    Climate change expert Dr Cameron Hepburn joins Lateline Business to discuss the effects a carbon trading system could have on Australia’s economy. For video and full transcript, please click here.

    Financial Times – Trust me – we have a serious carbon credibility problem

    … The British government has set a binding carbon emissions target for 2050. It is safe to speculate that the present cabinet will be out of office by then. Meanwhile, the government levies a reduced rate of tax on domestic heating and neither new nuclear power stations nor renewable energy look well placed to meet […]

    Inspiring Green Innovation

    Climate change is going to be high on the agenda as the Group of 8 most industrialised nations meet in Italy this week. It will also hit the headlines in a very large way in December when the United Nations Climate Change Summit is held in Copenhagen, Denmark. However, though there is much agreement that […]

    NewStatesman – World Saved . . . planet doomed

    Green activists are seeing the global economic crisis as an opportunity, but the truth remains: high You could call it the see-saw effect: it has long been an article of political faith that as worries about the economy go up, interest in the environment must go down. It stands to reason: people who are concerned […]

    Financial Times – Climate change also brings opportunities

    There are two ways to look at the expenditure that will be required if the world is to make a serious attempt to curb global warming. As always in the analysis of climate change, there are enormous uncertainties, both about the science and the economics. But calculations set out in a report from Shell Springboard, […]

    The Telegraph – Green business ‘could be worth $1 trillion’

    New research suggests that global commerce could receive a ($1 trillion) £530bn boost from “green business” over the next five years as concerted international action creates large markets for technologies and products designed to tackle climate change. … Smale and co-author Cameron Hepburn, a Fellow in Climate Policy at Oxford University, have estimated the cost […]

    The Economist – The heat is on – A survey of climate change

    Dismal calculations The economics of living with climate change or mitigating it SCIENTISTS are better at getting headlines than economists are: doom for the planet makes better copy than cost-benefit analyses. That may be why some economists feel that the issue has been captured by economically illiterate climatologists who do not seem to understand that […]

    BBC R4 – Radio Current Affairs – Analysis – The Tiger or the Tank?

    ANALYSIS THE TIGER OR THE TANK? TRANSCRIPT OF A RECORDED DOCUMENTARY Presenter: Dieter Helm Producer: Simon Coates Editor: Nicola Meyrick Professor Sir David King, Kt., F.R.S., F.R.S.C., Chief Scientific Adviser to H.M. Government, Head of Office of Science & Technology & 1920 Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Cambridge Cameron Hepburn Elizabeth Wordsworth Junior Research […]


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