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"A wealthy, healthy planet: creating green economic growth" by Prof Cameron Hepburn

How can the human economy become more sustainable in the face of a rapidly changing climate? Professor Cameron Hepburn, Director of the Economics of Sustainability programme at The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, will discuss new ways of assessing climate and economic risk, how to stimulate innovation in greener technologies,  and the impacts of climate policy on the economy. 

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About the speaker

Professor Cameron HepburnProfessor Cameron Hepburn is the Director of Economics of Sustainability at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. He is an economist with expertise in energy, resources and the environment.  He is Professor of environmental economics at the University of Oxford, based at the Smith School and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, and is also Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and a Fellow at New College, Oxford.

He has degrees in law and engineering, a doctorate in economics, and over 30 peer-reviewed publications in economics, public policy, law, engineering, philosophy, and biology.  His work has been referred to in publications such as The Economist and the Financial Times, and he has been interviewed on television and radio in various countries.

He has provided advice on energy and environmental policy to governments and international institutions around the world.  He has also had an entrepreneurial career, co-founding two successful businesses and investing in several other start-ups.

This event is part of a series:

Lecture series: Creating a climate for change: what’s at stake in global climate negotiations

“I challenge you to bring to the Summit bold pledges. Innovate, scale up, co-operate and deliver concrete action that will close the emissions gap and put us on track for an ambitious legal agreement.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon In December 2015, world leaders will gather in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21). The conference aim is to secure a le...

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Event Details

28 May 2015 17:00 - 18:30


Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets)