Other Events

The IGov team will be giving talks at a number of national and international conferences over the course of the research. Details on these events will be added here.

  • Presentations: Policies for Climate Change

    June 11, 2014

    Presentations: Policies for Climate Change

    Transformational Climate Science: The challenge of mitigation – the outcomes of the Working Group III report    The Transformational Climate Science conference took place at the University of Exeter on 15 and 16 May 2014. As part of this Professor Catherine Mitchell gave two talks on policy and climate change, based on the IPCC Working Group III report – which are below, along with the presentation and video from WGIII Co-Chair Professor Ottmar Edenhofer. In addition to these, two further presentations from WGIII are also available via these links – firstly, Professor John Barrett’s slides and

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  • Presentation: Climate Benchmarking

    March 28, 2014

    Presentation: Climate Benchmarking

    Climate Benchmarking: The Emergent and Contingent Politics of Climate Norm Creation From: Caroline Kuzemko To: Benchmarking in Global Governance Workshop, Warwick, 12–14 March 2014 Outline: Climate Benchmarking Motivations Economic growth is ‘sustainable’ Climate governance as separate Comparative Compliance Conclusions Download presentation: C.Kuzemko – Benchmarking-March

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  • Presentation: Innovation and Governance Institutions, Rules and Regulations

    December 10, 2013

    Presentation: Innovation and Governance Institutions, Rules and Regulations

    Innovation and Governance Institutions, Rules and Regulations From: Catherine Mitchell, Caroline Kuzemko and Matthew Lockwood To: University of Exeter Politics Department, 18th November 2013 Download presentation: Exeter-Politics-18-11-

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  • Presentation & Paper: Smart grid-lock?

    December 2, 2013

    Presentation & Paper: Smart grid-lock?

    Smart grid-lock? The role of ideas, interests and institutions in contestations over the future of electricity networks in Britain From: Matthew Lockwood To: Constructing and contesting spaces for low-carbon energy innovation, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 26-28 November 2013 Introduction: - Contesting and constructing space for innovation in sustainable energy: the case study of the ‘smart grid’ in the UK - Three aims: - Account of contestations over electricity distribution regulation since 2000 - Evaluate how far regulation to date will foster a smart grid - Explore why regime not destabilised given landscape and niche changes - In regulated networks, selection

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  • Presentation: Energy Security in a Multipolar World – conclusions and recommendations

    November 29, 2013

    Presentation: Energy Security in a Multipolar World – conclusions and recommendations

    Energy Security in a Multipolar World – conclusions and recommendations From: Catherine Mitchell To: BIEE, British Energy Security in a Mulitpolar World, 21st November 2013 Outline - ESMW 2008-2012 - Final phase coincided with publication with the November 2012 Energy Security Strategy - Provisos – ESMW a cluster so no one view – It is taken as a given that ESMW supports ‘traditional’ ES policies such as appropriate incentives for investment, infrastructure maintenance and development etc - Climate challenges to ESMW - What is different about ESMW? - Conclusions - Policy Recommendations Download presentation: CM energy-security-in-a-multi-polar-world  

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  • Presentation: Is the Climate Change Act safe?

    November 13, 2013

    Presentation: Is the Climate Change Act safe?

    Is the Climate Change Act safe? From: Matthew Lockwood To: University of Sussex, 12th November 2013 Outline Climate Change Act 2008 greeted as historical piece of legislation supposed to bind the hands of future governments, creating investor confidence Passed almost unanimously and first 3 budgets agreed easily in 2009 But problems emerge major disagreements over fourth budget (2023-27) in spring of 2011 eventually agreed, but review to be held in 2014 2030 electricity sector decarbonisation target called for to shore up confidence April 2013 – The Daily Telegraph calls for repeal of CCA Sep 2013 – Debate

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  • Presentation: Varieties of capitalism and the politics of sustainable energy transitions

    November 4, 2013

    Presentation: Varieties of capitalism and the politics of sustainable energy transitions

    Varieties of capitalism and the politics of sustainable energy transitions From: Matthew Lockwood To: SPRU, University of Sussex, 25th October 2013 Outline Comparative variation in sustainable energy transitions Limits of socio-technical transitions approach for understanding why Comparative institutionalist political economy (‘varieties of capitalism’) as an alternative? OK, but why? So what – can institutional systems change? Tentative and controversial(?) Download presentation: ML Lockwood SPRU presentation 25-10-

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  • Paper: Exploring the Politics of Low Carbon Energy Transition

    October 1, 2013

    Paper: Exploring the Politics of Low Carbon Energy Transition

    Exploring the Politics of Low Carbon Energy Transition By: Caroline Kuzemko Presented at: Innovation, technology and regulation – Exploring new modes of energy governance. At 7th ECPR General Conference, Sciences Po, Bordeaux, 4 – 7 September 2013 Introduction Profound structural change is an area of active and current debate within the political sciences.  A variety of different conceptualisations of how and why change as a process occurs have been offered, albeit usually constructed with the benefit of hindsight.  We are currently, however, living within a period of profound crises within, and changes and challenges to,

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  • Paper: System change in a regulatory state paradigm: the “smart” grid in the UK

    October 1, 2013

    Paper: System change in a regulatory state paradigm: the “smart” grid in the UK

    System change in a regulatory state paradigm: the “smart” grid in the UK By: Matthew Lockwood Presented at: Innovation, technology and regulation – Exploring new modes of energy governance. At 7th ECPR General Conference, Sciences Po, Bordeaux, 4 – 7 September 2013 Introduction This paper examines one aspect of the political dynamics of the transition to a more sustainable energy system in the UK. The focus is on ‘smart grids’, which involve innovation in regulated monopoly electricity networks. The smart grids agenda is central to more sustainable electricity systems, as it will be essential for

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  • Presentation: Understanding Consumer Heat Preferences

    October 1, 2013

    Presentation: Understanding Consumer Heat Preferences

    Understanding Consumer Heat Preferences From: Richard Hoggett To: UKERC Meeting Place – Low Carbon Heat: Research Gaps & Opportunities, March 2013 More information on this event http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/support/0313_MP_LowCarbonHeat Download presentation: Hoggett_Consumer Perspectives 26-3-13 The report this presentation is based on is available from the EPG website

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