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Hosted with LSE Department of Economics, Sticerd Economics of Environment and Energy Programme, International Growth Centre and POID.

LSE Environment Week

Various speakers

Monday 19 September 2022 - Friday 23 September 2022

This event is both online and in person

Various Venues

Whatever it takes: is there a 'plan B' for climate change?

Ray of hope: innovation and the climate crisis

The Economics of Environment and Energy Programme (EEE), International Growth Centre (IGC) and Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID) within the LSE Economics Department will convene an Environment Week at the LSE from 19-23 September 2022. Working with partners at the School and across the world we want to use Environment Week to encourage economists from all fields of economics to work on environmental issues and to connect this work to policy change. 

This work is urgently needed given rising concerns over climate change, pollution and environmental degradation. Achieving a better balance between human activity and the natural environment, without sacrificing economic growth, represents a major challenge.  Confronting it will require large-scale innovation on multiple dimensions: in how economic growth can be made cleaner, in how we control different environmental externalities, and in how we protect human populations from environmental change. 

Working out what these innovations are will require inputs from many fields of economics - development, macroeconomics, industrial organization, public, finance, labor, trade, urban, theory, behavioral, political economy - as well as environmental, energy and climate. 

More information is available at

LSE Economics Dept Economics of Environment and Energy IGC POID
The Coase Project ESRC ERC Grantham Institute
Hayek Programme STICERD LSE Geography

Participants are expected to adhere to the CEP Events Code of Conduct.


This event will take place in Various Venues.