Monday 24 September 2018


Shulman Auditorium

Memorial Room





No programme



Moderator: TBC


·         Richard Denniss, The Australia Institute

·         Tzeporah Berman, Stand

·         Pete Erickson, SEI

·         TBC

No programme




Session 1: Putting supply-side climate policy in practice: opportunities and challenges

Moderator: Cleo Verkuijl, SEI


·         Cliona Sharkey, Trocaire
The political dynamics of policies tackling fossil fuel supply in Ireland, from fracking to licensing

·         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?

·         Guri Bang, Center for International Climate Research
Carbon risk as an institutional challenge: The case of Norway

·         Ryan Rafaty, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford/University of Cambridge
Sensitive intervention points in supply-side climate policy: Expropriating fossil fuel leases

·         Simon Bullock, Friends of the Earth
The implications of the Druridge Bay opencast coal-mine decision for UK policy on fossil-fuel extraction


Session 2: Exploring coal transitions around the world

Moderator: Jesse Burton, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town


·         Hanna Brauers, University of Technology Berlin
The political economy of coal in Poland: Drivers and hurdles for a shift away from fossil fuels

·         Jan Steckel, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
The political economy of climate policy: A theoretical framework

·         Oliver Sartor, IDDRI
Policy pathways for 2°C-compatible coal transitions in major coal-producing economies: insights from an international research project

·         Pao-Yu Oei, University of Technology Berlin
A historical case study on coal transition in Germany

·         Tara Caetano, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town
South Africa's coal transition: the socio-economic implications of a 2-degree consistent pathway





Session 3: The economics of supply-side climate policy

Moderator: TBC


·         Bill Hare, Climate Analytics
Implications of natural gas extraction in Western Australia for achieving climate targets

·         Frank Jotzo, Centre for Climate Economics and Policy, The Australian National University
Coal taxes as an economic instrument for structural adjustment

·         Franziska Holz, DIW Berlin
Coal phase-out implications for the international steam coal market: The risk of asset stranding in the COALMOD-World model

·         Nico Bauer, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Divestment prevails over the green paradox when anticipating strong future climate policies

·         Taran Fæhn, Statistics Norway,
The Paris Agreement and supply-side policies


Session 4: The global and local politics of fossil fuel supply and climate policy

Moderator: Joanna Depledge, Climate Policy Journal


·         Berit Kristoffersen, UiT the Arctic University of Norway
Just cuts for fossil fuels? Supply-side carbon constraints and geo-political economies of energy transitions

·         Ida Dokk Smith, University of Oslo
Renewable energy: An enabler for the phaseout of fossil fuel?

·         Lucas Kruitwagen, University of Oxford
Crude Awakening: Design of and early findings from the 2 Degree Pathways energy-climate scenarios wargame

·         Michael Dobson, The New School for Social Research
The rise and fall of the Anglo-American Petroleum Agreement (1944-45)

·         Reuben Finighan, London School of Economics
Containing carbon pariahs: Identifying, classifying and responding to expansionist coal producing states



Session 5: Connecting the dots between climate goals and fossil fuel producers

Moderator: Ivetta Gerasimchuk, International Institute for Sustainable Development


·         Andrew Grant, Carbon Tracker Initiative
2 Degrees of separation: Company-level transition risk

·         Greg Muttitt, Oil Change International
The sky’s limit: How achieving the Paris goals leaves no room for new fossil fuels

·         Richard Heede, Climate Accountability Institute
An update of operational and product emissions traced to major carbon producers in the context of climate litigation.

·         Yonatan Strauch and Angela Carter, University of Waterloo
Institutionalizing 2°C carbon budgets across social movements, the financial sector and international climate agreements: a synergy of supply-side pressures


Session 6: Mobilization for and against fossil fuel development

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

·         George Hoberg, University of British Columbia
How supply-side movement strategies can force demand-side policies: The North American anti-pipeline movement's influence on Canadian climate 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





Session 7: Well Below 2°C Reporting by Major Fossil Energy Companies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Moderator: Peter Frumhoff, Union of Concerned Scientists


·         Geoffrey Supran, Harvard University

·         Jo Alexander, ShareAction

·         Kathy Mulvey, Union of Concerned Scientists

·         Myles Allen, Professor, University of Oxford

·         Sophie Marjanac, ClientEarth

No programme





Tuesday 25 September 2018


Shulman Auditorium

Memorial Room


Session 8: Managing the economic implications of energy transitions: Carbon risks and policy options for fossil fuel producing countries

Moderator: Glada Lahn, Chatham House


·         Adrien Vogt-Schilb, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

·         Baltazar Solano Rodriguez, UCL Energy Institute

·         Isabel Blanco, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

·         Sian Bradley, Chatham House

·         Vibhuti Garg, International Institute for Sustainable Development


No programme




Session 9: Moving beyond fossil fuels in Latin America

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

·         Claudia Strambo, SEI
Planning for after coal? Insights from Colombia and South Africa

·         Daniele Codato, University of Padova
Defining unburnable carbon areas and economic transitions to fossil fuels development in the Amazon Region of Ecuador

·         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


Session 10: The nature, scale, and politics of fossil fuel production subsidies

Moderator: Jakob Skovgaard, Lund University


·         Anne Fougner Helseth, The Bellona Foundation

·         Ipek Genscü, ODI

·         Jesse Burton, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town

·         Ron Steenblik, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development





Session 11: Do national oil companies have a comparative advantage?

Moderator: Shelagh Whitley, ODI


·         David Manley, Natural Resource Governance Institute

·         Dominic Martin, Equinor UK

·         Valerie Marcel, Chatham House


Session 12: A practical guide to an equitably managed decline in fossil fuel extraction

Moderator: Sivan Kartha, SEI


·         Camila Bustos, Dejusticia/Yale Law School
Changing the narrative: Thinking about a just transition for coal-dependent communities in Colombia

·         Georges Alexandre Lenferna, University of Washington & University of New South Wales
Just Compensation for Stranded Fossil Fuels

·         Jeremy Moss, University of New South Wales
Constraining Supply: The Morality of Fossil Fuel Exports

·         Steve Pye, University College London
Climate-constrained fossil fuel production under equity considerations



Session 13: Implementing supply-side solutions: Theory and practice in the United States

Moderator: Chase Huntley, The Wilderness Society


·         Ali Zaidi, Stanford University

·         Florian Egli, ETH Zurich

·         Jayni Hein, Institute for Policy Integrity, NYU School of Law

·         Kassie Siegel, Climate Law Institute, Center for Biological Diversity

Session 14: Financial and fiscal support for fossil fuel supply

Moderator: Ron Steenblik, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


·         Aaron Atteridge, Stockholm Environment Institute
Who is financing coal mining?

·         Ivetta Gerasimchuk, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Carbon entanglement in BRIICS: weaning government budgets off revenues from fossil fuel production

·         Patricia Pedra, Coppe - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Are fiscal incentives for the oil business in Brazil really necessary?

·         Sonny Mumbunan, Research Center for Climate Change, University of Indonesia
Stranded assets, carbon risks, and coal mines in Indonesia






No programme