Fixing Climate Policy with Professor Dieter Helm CBE

11 December 2012 10:52

Fixing Climate Policy with Professor Dieter Helm CBE

Synopsis

We are delighted to welcome leading energy and environment economist, Professor Dieter Helm to deliver a lecture on his new book, The Carbon Crunch - How we are getting climate change wrong and how to fix it.

The Carbon Crunch argues that current climate policy, despite two decades of international negotiations, is failing. Global emissions are higher, coal use is becoming more prevalent, and Europe's apparent cuts in carbon production mask a spike in carbon imports from China and other developing countries. Professor Helm argues for a new approach to energy policy. This includes using gas as a transition fuel, carbon pricing and a greater focus on innovation.

Professor Helm is Professor at the University of Oxford and Fellow of New College, Oxford. Among his many advisory positions, he is the Independent Chair of the Defra Natural Capital Committee and a Member of the Economics Advisory Group to the UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change. He has published widely on economic topics, including infrastructure, utilities and the environment.

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