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Building the future: infrastructure economics and the low carbon transition

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 23 January 2019

Professor D'Maris Coffman

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The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management

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Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
Wilkins Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Building the future: infrastructure economics and the low carbon transition

Increasing investment in physical and social infrastructure is a key enabling condition to enhance the resilience and the adaptive capacities of societies.”IPCC 2018

Now and in the future, enormous infrastructure investment will be required to combat climate change and mitigate its effects on human populations. Our understanding of how infrastructure investment can facilitate structural economic change needs renewed methodological rigour and robust empirical studies.

A special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - Global Warming of 1.5°C - represents an urgent call to action, emphasising the need to decarbonise the transport and energy sectors.

This inaugural lecture with Professor D'Maris Coffman - Director of The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management - will explore new approaches to understanding unmet demand for infrastructure provision, placing infrastructure at the centre of debates about how to effect the low carbon transition.

The lecture will begin at 18:30 and will be followed by a networking reception from 19:30. Please note that places at this event are limited and seating will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

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A live stream of this event will be available on this page from 18:30 on Wednesday 23 January. 

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About our speaker

Professor D’Maris Coffman holds a Chair in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment at UCL’s Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and is Director of The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management. She joined UCL from the University of Cambridge in September 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment.

D’Maris is a Guest Professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology’s School of Economics and Management, a Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Renmin University of China and a Fellow of Goodenough College where she is a member of their Political and Social Sciences Faculty.

D’Maris publishes widely on financial history, infrastructure economics and finance, and climate change economics and finance.

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