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20 June, 2018 - Policy for Transformations: The Role of the State in Just Green Transformations

Time: 18:15:00 - 19:30:00

Organised by UCL Political Science

There is now broad consensus that a transformation of the current fossil-fuel based economy to an inclusive, resource-efficient and low-carbon economy is urgently required. While signs of movement in that direction are apparent, as evidenced in a booming green finance sector, so far efforts to promote ‘green growth’ have fallen far short of what is required. Most experts agree that to effectively and equitably deal with climate change responses will have to go deeper and faster than market mechanisms alone will allow. Long-term environmental and social sustainability is going to require a radical overhaul of neoliberal capitalism as currently practiced. In the short-term, however, preparations for a just green transformation must begin from within the prevailing capitalist context.

Location: G.06 LT, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31–34 Gordon Square, London, WC1

Contact: Monica Barbone

Email: m.barbone@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 2031089289

20 June, 2018 - Policy for Transformations: The Role of the State in Just Green Transformations

Time: 18:15:00 - 19:45:00

Organised by UCL Political Science

There is now broad consensus that a transformation of the current fossil-fuel based economy to an inclusive, low-carbon economy is urgently required. So far, however, efforts to promote ‘green growth’ have fallen far short of what is required. Most experts agree that to effectively and equitably deal with climate change responses will have to go deeper and faster than market mechanisms alone will allow. One of the key social forces capable of accelerating such a transformation remains the state. However, state action is often disappointing in practice and subject to powerful countervailing forces. In turn, while the rewards of a green economy are potentially great, policy architects must also grapple with such short-term challenges as human capacity development and reskilling a large workforce for green jobs. This public panel event will bring together leading thinkers to advance debate on the catalytic and regulatory function of the state in this ambitious endeavour.

Location: Archaeology G6 Lecture Theatre, Archaeology G6 LT, 31-34 Gordon Square , London , WC1H 0PY

Contact: Julia Kreienkamp

Email: j.kreienkamp@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 203 108 9290

21 June, 2018 - 40 years of shaping the built environment

Time: 13:00:00 - 21:00:00

Join us on the 21st of June, to celebrate 40 years of the MSc in Environmental Design and Engineering and 30 years of the MSc in Light and Lighting. UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering would like to warmly invite you to attend the 40th and 30th anniversary event for the IEDE's long-standing MSc programmes: Environmental Design and Engineering and Light & Lighting. This event will celebrate 40 years of shaping the built environment through presentations and discussions with IEDE staff, alumni and industry.

Location: B40 Lecture theatre Darwin Building, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Marike Woollard

Email: bseer.iede.design@ucl.ac.uk

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