Climate Histories and the Future of Investment

29 February 2012, 14:30 - 16:30

CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground Floor

David Sneath (Social Anthropology)
Raphael Calel (LSE)


How does our awareness of a changing climate and of human interaction with the environment reframe questions about economic development, investment, and the market? What difference does climate make to economics? And how do the different disciplinary perspectives intersect (and disconnect) when answering these questions?

To kick off the discussion, David Sneath from the Department of Social Anthropology will explore how his perspective on land use and ecological degradation in Inner Asia relates to and differs from the perspectives on investors and development banks active in the region.

We will then hear from Raphael Calel, a researcher at the LSE and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. He will take an economic perspective and explore the relationship between knowledge of climate and market dynamics, drawing on his research on carbon markets and their impact on technological change



Open to all.  No registration required.

Part of the Climate Histories Interdisciplinary Seminar series.
For more information about the group please click the link on the right hand of this  page