Nov 27 2017 19:15

For our last event of the term, join us for our expert panel discussing the question of whether we can save the climate in a growing economy.

Economic growth, while beneficial to many, has been associated with a drastic rise in emissions, and it is often argued that it is one of the main drivers behind climate change. On the other hand, it is claimed that it allows for technological innovations capable of solving the climate crisis, and that a decoupling of emissions and growth is possible. This question is clearly at the heart of the route towards a climate-secure future, so come along and listen to our two experts discussing the question whether green growth is possible. There will be time for your own questions, too! 

We are looking forward to welcoming Maria Carvalho and Doyne Farmer on the panel. 

Maria Carvalho is a Policy Analyst at the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, and her research focuses on how different economies can realise opportunities for green growth from various industrial activities. She has, among others, consulted for the World Bank and the UN Commission on Trade and Development. 

Doyne Farmer is Director of Complexity Economics at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. He currently researches technological process, agent-based modelling, and financial instability. He also founded Prediction Company, a quantitative automated trading firm that was sold to the United Bank of Switzerland in 2006. Beyond this, he also built the first wearable computer in the 1970s. 

As always, entry to this event is completely free. We are looking forward to seeing you on Monday!

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