GSI Seminar: Economics and Diplomacy of Climate Action - Simon Sharpe
Simon Sharpe works as the Director of Economics at Climate Champions Team working for the UN High-Level Climate Action Champions, and is a Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute. He was previously Deputy Director of Policy Campaigns at the UK Cabinet Office COP26 Unit. He has also worked as head of private office to the Minister for Energy and Climate Change, and served as a diplomat for ten years with postings in Beijing and Delhi.
|A Global Systems Institute seminar|
|Date||10 March 2023|
|Time||12:30 to 13:30|
This seminar will take place in-person with an online option. Please register in advance.
Simon will discuss how evolutionary and complexity economic thinking can guide governments to more effective policy decisions, achieving faster decarbonisation with the same level of political will.
He will also cover how targeted international cooperation can help countries make low carbon transitions more quickly, with less difficulty, at lower cost, and at greater gain.
Simon will draw on experiences of the COP26 campaigns, and insights from the UK-China-India-Brazil collaboration on the Economics of Energy Innovation and System Transition project.