Video presentations from two events recently held by the Grantham Institute have now been made available and can be viewed below.
'In the balance: Can we halve global emissions by 2050' was an evening lecture and discussion to launch an EFL and Grantham study on the technologies and costs of halving global CO2 emissions by 2050. The event was held 17th September 2013 and featured a welcome address by Sir Brian Hoskins, Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London, as well as talks by: Dr Halldor Thorgeirsson, Director for Implementation Strategy, UNFCCC; Professor Nilay Shah, Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London; and Lord Nicholas Stern, Director of the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. Further information about the programme for this event is available here.
'Climate change and global food security' was a Grantham Special Lecture held 16th October 2013 by Professor Martin Parry, Grantham Institute and Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. A summary of some of the issues covered in this lecture is available here.
A new paper published in the Journal of Cleaner Production looks at the different ways in which stakeholders conceptualise the food sustainability problem and what constitutes a desirable ‘solution.’ The paper highlights the emergence of three different perspectives on achieving food system sustainability and explores their underlying values. The role of life cycle assessment (LCA) in shaping these perspectives is outlined, and consideration given to how LCA could be oriented to clarify thinking and advance policy-relevant knowledge.
The UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post 2015 Development Agenda was created in July 2012 with the purpose of establishing the best ways to reduce global poverty beyond 2015, the date at which the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire. This new report by the panel argues that a new development agenda should carry forward the spirit of the Millennium Declaration and the best of the MDGs, with a practical focus on issues such as poverty, hunger, water, sanitation, education and healthcare.