Cabot Institute seminar series: Energy and climate change policy: politics at multiple scales

26 October 2011, 12.00 PM - 26 October 2011, 12.00 PM

Seminar series led by Dr Elizabeth Fortin

Abstract

Energy and climate change policy and regulation cannot be based on science alone. Both policy areas address problems that are defined by complex interactions between people and the environment that are mediated by inherently political social processes. They also deal with future uncertainties. In turn, their solutions incorporated into policy instruments contain within themselves highly political choices made by both scientists and policy-makers. This seminar series brings together research that illuminates both the politics of the process through which those choices have been taken and the effects of those policies.

Seminars

David Gordon

Professor David Gordon

26 October 2011: Understanding the social impacts of UK climate change policies - Prof. David Gordon (Bristol)

Discussants: Prof. Catherine Mitchell (Exeter) and Zoe Godolphin (Bristol)

 

 

 

 

 


Ian Bailey

Ian Bailey

7 December 2011: The politics of climate policy in rapidly industrialising countries  - Prof. Ian Bailey (Plymouth)

Discussants: Prof. Patricia Kennett (Bristol) and Karen Bell (Bristol)

In this seminar, Ian Bailey examined political obstacles to climate policy in four major industrialising countries – China, India, Russia and Brazil. Drawing on findings from his forthcoming book, Feeling the Heat: the politics of climate policy in industrialising countries (co-edited with Hugh Compston), policy-network analysis is used to consider a range of political strategies that governments in industrialising countries might use to reduce the political risks of introducing policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The seminar concludes by examining how OECD countries might assist industrialising countries in countering political obstacles to climate policy.

Watch the audio slideshow of this event.


Robert Faulkner

Professor Robert Faulkner

26 January: Politics, institutions and international cooperation on climate change  - Robert Falkner (LSE) – Centre for Climate Change, Economics and Policy Discussants: Prof. Bronwen Morgan (Bristol) and Joe Szarka (Bath)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Elizabeth Fortin

Dr Elizabeth Fortin

14 March: Biofuels and experiments in global governance - Elizabeth Fortin, School of Law.

Discussants: Janine Sargoni (Bristol) & Graham Smith (Southampton)

 

 

 

 

Dr Elizabeth Fortin

Dr Elizabeth Fortin

Ian Bailey

Ian Bailey

Professor Robert Faulkner

Professor Robert Faulkner

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