Monday 24 September 2018






Shulman Auditorium
Harro van Asselt and Michael Lazarus, SEI


Shulman Auditorium
Moderator: Michael Lazarus, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Richard Denniss, The Australia Institute
  • Pete Erickson, SEI
  • Tim Gray, Environmental Defence Canada
  • Glada Lahn, Chatham House




Parallel Sessions


Shulman Auditorium
Moderator: Cleo Verkuijl, SEI
  • Guri Bang, Center for International Climate Research
    Carbon risk as an institutional challenge: The case of Norway
  • Chris Bataille, IDDRI/Simon Fraser University
    What does “keeping in the ground” mean for current fossil fuel producers, dependent on the jobs and tax revenue?
  • Naomi Luhde-Thompson, Law College, University of Birmingham
    The implications of the Druridge Bay opencast coal-mine decision for UK policy on fossil-fuel extraction
  • Ryan Rafaty, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford/University of Cambridge
    Revoking Coal Extraction Rights: An Economic and Legal Analysis
  • Cliona Sharkey, Trocaire
    The political dynamics of policies tackling fossil fuel supply in Ireland, from fracking to licensing
Memorial Room
Moderator: Jesse Burton, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town
  • Tara Caetano, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - Africa 
    South Africa's coal transition: the socio-economic implications of a 2-degree consistent pathway
  • Pao-Yu Oei, University of Technology Berlin
    A historical case study on coal transition in Germany
  • Oliver Sartor, IDDRI
    Policy pathways for 2°C-compatible coal transitions in major coal-producing economies: insights from an international research project
  • Jan Steckel, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
    The political economy of climate policy: A theoretical framework




Parallel Sessions


Shulman Auditorium
Moderator: Mark Campanale, Carbon Tracker Initiative
  • Taran Fæhn, Statistics Norway,
    The Paris Agreement and supply-side policies
  • Ivetta Gerasimchuk, International Institute for Sustainable Development
    Carbon entanglement in BRIICS: weaning government budgets off revenues from fossil fuel production
  • Franziska Holz, DIW Berlin
    Coal phase-out implications for the international steam coal market: The risk of asset stranding in the COALMOD-World model
  • Frank Jotzo, Centre for Climate Economics and Policy
    Coal taxes as an economic instrument for structural adjustment
  • Paola Yanguas-Parra, Climate Analytics
    Implications of natural gas extraction in Western Australia for achieving climate targets
Memorial Room
Moderator: Joanna Depledge, Climate Policy Journal
  • Hanna Brauers, University of Technology Berlin
    The political economy of coal in Poland: Drivers and hurdles for a shift away from fossil fuels
  • Michael Dobson, The New School for Social Research
    Founding myths: Theory and praxis in multilateral oil supply control, 1941–1949
  • Berit Kristoffersen, UiT the Arctic University of Norway
    Just cuts for fossil fuels? Supply-side carbon constraints and geo-political economies of energy transitions
  • Lucas Kruitwagen, University of Oxford
    Crude Awakening: Design of and early findings from the 2 Degree Pathways energy-climate scenarios wargame


Parallel Sessions


Shulman Auditorium
Moderator: Ivetta Gerasimchuk, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Andrew Grant, Carbon Tracker Initiative
    2 Degrees of separation: Company-level transition risk
  • Richard Heede, Climate Accountability Institute
    An update of operational and product emissions traced to major carbon producers in the context of climate litigation.
  • Greg Muttitt, Oil Change International
    The sky’s limit: How achieving the Paris goals leaves no room for new fossil fuels
  • Yonatan Strauch and Angela Carter, University of Waterloo
    Operationalizing decarbonization paradigms in political and financial spheres: the role of 2°C carbon budgets
Memorial Room
Moderator: Georgia Piggot, SEI
  • Benjamin Franta, Stanford University
    The American Petroleum Institute and global warming: Industry knowledge, denial, obstruction, and the potential of lawsuits for supply-side policy
  • Kathryn Harrison, University of British Columbia
    Switching tracks: Opposition to coal exports in Canada and the United States
  • Noel Healy, Salem State University
    Disrupting carbon lock-in: The catalytic impact of the fossil fuel divestment movement
  • Berit KristoffersenUiT the Arctic University of Norway and Bård Lahn, CICERO
    Challenging status quo through supply-side initiatives in Norway:  Way out or far out?




Shulman Auditorium
Moderator: Peter Frumhoff, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Jo Alexander, ShareAction
  • Myles Allen, Professor, University of Oxford
  • Sophie Marjanac, ClientEarth
  • Kathy Mulvey, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Geoffrey Supran, Harvard University





Tuesday 25 September 2018

Shulman Auditorium
Moderator: Glada Lahn, Chatham House
  • Isabel Blanco, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Sian Bradley, Chatham House
  • Vibhuti Garg, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Baltazar Solano Rodriguez, UCL Energy Institute
Parallel Sessions
Shulman Auditorium
Moderator: Roberto Schaeffer, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Andrea Carolina Cardoso Diaz, Universidad del Magdalena and Roman Mendelevitch, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Unexpected effects of a diminishing carbon budget: The Colombian coal resource curse
  • Daniele Codato, University of Padova
    Defining unburnable carbon areas and economic transitions to fossil fuels development in the Amazon Region of Ecuador
  • Claudia Strambo, SEI
    Planning for after coal? Insights from Colombia and South Africa
  • Fernando Tudela, Center of Global Change and Sustainability
    Obstacles and opportunities for moratoria on oil/ gas exploration or extraction in Latin America and the Caribbean
Memorial Room
Moderator: Jakob Skovgaard, Lund University
  • Jesse Burton, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town
  • Anne Fougner Helseth, The Bellona Foundation
  • Ipek Gençsü, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  • Ron Steenblik, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Parallel Sessions
Shulman Auditorium
Moderator: Shelagh Whitley, ODI
  • David Manley, Natural Resource Governance Institute
  • Valerie Marcel, Chatham House
  • Dominic Martin, Equinor UK
  • Paul Mollet, KAPSARC
Memorial Room
Moderator: Sivan Kartha, SEI
  • Camila Bustos, Dejusticia/Yale Law School
    Changing the narrative: Thinking about a just transition for coal-dependent communities in Colombia
  • Alex Lenferna, University of Washington & University of New South Wales
    Just Compensation for Stranded Fossil Fuels
  • Jeremy Moss, University of New South Wales
    Constraining supply: A just response to a climate transition?
  • Steve Pye, University College London
    Climate-constrained fossil fuel production under equity considerations
Parallel Sessions
Shulman Auditorium
Moderator: Chase Huntley, The Wilderness Society
  • Florian Egli, ETH Zurich
  • Jayni Hein, Institute for Policy Integrity, NYU School of Law
  • Kassie Siegel, Climate Law Institute, Center for Biological Diversity
  • Ali Zaidi, Stanford University
Memorial Room
Moderator: Ronald Steenblik, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Aaron Atteridge, Stockholm Environment Institute
    Who is financing coal mining?
  • Nico Bauer, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
    Divestment prevails over the green paradox when anticipating strong future climate policies
  • Sonny Mumbunan, Research Center for Climate Change, University of Indonesia
    Stranded assets, carbon risks, and coal mines in Indonesia
  • Patricia Pedra, Coppe - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
    Are fiscal incentives for the oil business in Brazil really necessary?
Shulman Auditorium
Moderator: Harro van Asselt, SEI
  • Joanna Depledge, Climate Policy Journal
  • Assia Elgouacem, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Roberto Schaeffer, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Shelagh Whitley, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)