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Event: Climate Policy, Economic Instruments and Payment for Ecosystem Services

Event: Climate Policy, Economic Instruments and Payment for Ecosystem Services

The Department of Economics at Heriot-Watt University is delighted to invite colleagues across Scotland, students, Government and the public to our end of semester event in Environmental Economics. This year we will have three world class and renowned economists who will talk about Climate Policy and Economic Instruments.

The event will take place on Wednesday, 10th April from 1.30pm until 5.00pm in a unique venue: Panmure House – The House of Adam Smith at the Royal Mile, Edinburgh. The house will be open that day for the event and participants will be able to have a small tour of the house and see the a copy of the First Edition of Adam Smith’s book the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations apart from enjoying a dynamic discussion with leading speakers.

Speakers:
Prof. Thomas Sterner – University of Gothenburg.
Prof. Nicholas Hanley – University of Glasgow.
Prof. Carolyn Fischer – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Resource for the Future.
Topics:
Helping the Invisible Hand – How to design climate policy in a conflicted world (Prof. Sterner).
Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) – How to improve the design of PES schemes (Prof. Hanley).
Emissions Floor Price Options for the EU Member States (Prof. Fischer).

Speakers:
Prof. Thomas Sterner – University of Gothenburg.
Prof. Nicholas Hanley – University of Glasgow.
Prof. Carolyn Fischer – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Resource for the Future.
Topics:
Helping the Invisible Hand – How to design climate policy in a conflicted world (Prof. Sterner).
Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) – How to improve the design of PES schemes (Prof. Hanley).
Emissions Floor Price Options for the EU Member States (Prof. Fischer).

The event is FREE, but places are limited. If you are interested in attending, please email Claudia Aravena to c.aravena@hw.ac.uk to book a place.

Places will be assigned first come first served. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you in Panmure House to enjoy an enriching discussion on Environmental and Climate Policy.

Agenda

1.30 – 2.00 Tour of Adam Smith’s House: Panmure House.

2.00 – 2.05 Dr. Claudia Aravena – Welcome and Introduction.

2.05 – 2.15 Mrs. Caroline Howitt – Adam Smith and Panmure House.

2.15 – 2.45 Prof. Nick Hanley Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) – How to improve the design of PES schemes.

2.45 – 3.00 Q&A

3.00 – 3.30 Prof. Caroline Fischer Emissions Floor Price Options for the EU Member States.

3.30 – 3.45 Q&A 3.45 – 4.15 Coffee Break

4.15 – 4.45 Prof. Thomas Sterner Helping the Invisible Hand – How to design climate policy in a conflicted world

4.45 – 5.00 Q&A

5.00 Closure

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