Click on the session titles to access abstracts, and on the names to access participant bios. Where the full-length paper is available, it is noted in boldface, with a link, at the end of the abstract. The programme is final and reflects last-minute changes. The programme booklet is now available as well, with the participants list.

Monday, 26 September
8:00–8:45 Registration
8:45–11:00 Welcome
Michael Lazarus and Harro van Asselt, Stockholm Environment Institute
1. Supply-side climate policy: Setting the stage (session video on YouTube)
Moderator: Michael Lazarus, Stockholm Environment Institute
Keynote:
Paul Ekins, Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London
Investment risk in an age of ‘unburnable’ fossil fuels
Panel:
Frank Jotzo, Australian National University
The case for coal supply-side policy: A coal tax
Richard Denniss, The Australia Institute
Will the ugly duckling become a beautiful swan or a dead duck? The political and economic case for a global moratorium on building new coal mines
María Rosa Murmis, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar
Unburnable carbon and biodiversity: A global fund for keeping fossil fuels in the ground in biodiversity hotspots of developing countries
Jehan Sauvage, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
A question of balance: The world trading system and fossil fuels
Sivan Kartha, Stockholm Environment Institute
Whose carbon is ‘burnable’? Equity considerations in the allocation of a ‘right to extract’
11:00–11:20 Coffee
11:20–12:30
Parallel sessions
2. Strategies and options for fossil fuel producers in a warming world (session video on YouTube)
Moderator: Mark Jaccard, Simon Fraser University
Panel:
Jenny Lieu, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, and Ashim Paun, HBSC plc
Divestment and stranded fossil fuel assets: The return characteristics of divested index portfolios
Lucas Kruitwagen, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
Future pathways to 1.5°C/2°C-compatible oil and gas majors: Survey of energy outlooks and key uncertainties
Richard Heede, Climate Accountability Institute, and Paul Griffin, CDP
Aligning an oil and gas company’s reserves and future emissions with a 2°C science-based target: A preliminary study of an oil and gas major
3. What does deep decarbonization mean for fossil fuels? (session video on YouTube)
Moderator: Henri Waisman, Institute For Sustainable Development and International Relations
Panel:
Steve Pye, Energy Institute, University College London
The implications of stringent national decarbonization pathways on global energy trade flows: A multi-scale analysis
Chris Bataille, Institute For Sustainable Development and International Relations
Resilient and adaptive long-term decarbonization GHG policy for a major fossil fuel producer – the case of Alberta
Mark Fulton, Energy Transition Advisors
Asian coal at the pivotal point
12:30–13:45 Lunch
13:45–14:45 4. Climate responsibilities, risks, and performance of fossil fuel producers (panel discussion; session video on YouTube)
Moderator: Peter Frumhoff, Union of Concerned Scientists
Panel:
Kathy Mulvey, Union of Concerned Scientists
Myles Allen, Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative
Eniko Horvath, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
14:45–16:15
Parallel sessions
5. Reforming fossil fuel production subsidies (session video on YouTube)
Moderator: Laura Merrill, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Panel:
Ivetta Gerasimchuk, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Unlocking supply and locking in carbon: The paradox of determining which fossil fuel subsidies are the worst for the climate
Kennedy Mbeva, African Centre for Technology Studies
Explaining variation in fossil fuel subsidy reforms between countries
Zuelclady Araujo Gutiérrez, Environment Ministry, Peru
Measuring the impacts of eliminating subsidies and assigning taxes to energy products in Mexico through a general equilibrium model
Doug Koplow, Earth Track
Fossil fuel subsidy reform in the United States: Impediments and opportunities
6. The role of norms and legal strategies in addressing fossil fuel supply (session video on YouTube)
Moderator: Harro van Asselt, Stockholm Environment Institute
Panel:
Mathieu Blondeel, Ghent Institute for International Studies, Ghent University
Towards a global coal mining moratorium? A comparative analysis of coal mining policies in the U.S., China, India, Indonesia and Australia
Fergus Green, London School of Economics and Political Science
Anti-fossil fuel norms: A proposal for Fossil Fuel Free Zones
Naomi Ages, Greenpeace USA
New allies, new avenues: Legal strategies for accelerating the fossil fuel phase-out
Claire Stockwell, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
Causation in Australian climate litigation
Keith Benes, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Sending a signal to the market: Assessing how the Paris Agreement impacts perceptions of risk of investing in fossil and clean energy projects
16:15–16:45 Coffee
16:45–18:15 7. Equity and just transitions (panel discussion; session video on YouTube)
Moderator: Sivan Kartha, Stockholm Environment Institute
Panel:
Navroz Dubash, Centre for Policy Research
Nnimmo Bassey, Health of Mother Earth Foundation, Nigeria
Samantha Smith, Just Transition Centre
Simon Caney, University of Oxford
Greg Muttitt, Oil Change International
18:15–19:30 Reception at Queen’s College
19:30–21:30 Dinner at Queen’s College
Tuesday, 27 September
9:00–10:00 8. Fossil fuel production pathways in a low-carbon world (session video on YouTube)
Moderator: Shelagh Whitley, Overseas Development Institute
Speakers:
Christophe McGlade, International Energy Agency
Disentangling the risks of fossil fuel asset stranding
Alasdair Hamblin, GE Oil & Gas
Balancing investment risk in oil and gas
10:00–11:15 9. Is a fossil fuels-led growth path still a viable choice for low-income countries? (panel discussion; session video on YouTube)
Moderator: Jon Marks, Cross-Border Information
Panel:
Glada Lahn, Chatham House
Siân Bradley, Chatham House
Ekpen Omonbude, Commonwealth Secretariat
Nicola Barnfather, UK Department for International Development
Petter Stigset, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
11:15–11:30 Coffee
11:30–13:00
Parallel sessions
10. Challenges for the Norwegian oil industry (panel discussion; session video on YouTube)
Moderator: Guri Bang, Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo
Panel:
Arne Eik, Statoil
Ragnhild Freng Dale, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Bård Lahn, Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo
Thina Saltvedt, Nordea Markets, Nordea Bank ASA
11. Aligning coal development and climate change mitigation goals (session video on YouTube)
Moderator: Harald Winkler, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town
Panel:
Jan Steckel, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
Climate policy, coal and the power of relative prices
Claudia Strambo, Stockholm Environment Institute
Political economy of coal extraction in Colombia: Challenges and opportunities for supply-side mitigation strategies
Liese Dart, The Wilderness Society
Energy development and greenhouse gas emissions on federal lands
Peter Erickson, Stockholm Environment Institute
Impact of phasing out U.S. fossil fuel leases on CO2 emissions and the 2°C goal
Hongxia Duan, Global Subsidies Initiative, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Windows of opportunity: Coal phase-out in China
13:00–14:30 Lunch
14:30–16:00
Parallel sessions
12. Aligning oil development and climate change mitigation goals (session video on YouTube
Moderator: Roberto Schaeffer, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Panel:
Mark Jaccard, Simon Fraser University
Fossil fuel project approvals and climate commitments: Modelling tools for connecting the dots
Katya Pérez Guzmán, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Mexico
The intertwining and disparities between the political economy of oil supply and climate change mitigation policies: The cases of Mexico and Colombia (2000–2015)
Henrik Wachtmeister, Uppsala University
Investment and production dynamics of conventional and unconventional oil: Implications for climate strategies
Tzeporah Berman, York University and Alberta Government
‘Greener oil’ or managed decline? A case study of the Alberta Climate Plan
13. Managing coal transitions (session video on YouTube)
Moderator: Ben Caldecott, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
Panel:
Jesse Burton, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town
The emission implications of South Africa’s elite transition
Roman Mendelevitch, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Testing supply-side climate policies for the global steam coal market: Can they curb coal consumption?
Hanna Brauers, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Organizing a German coal phase-out
Bettina Wittneben, Climactio (Climate-KIC)
From coal levy to pay-the-polluter principle: Germany’s policy innovation to constrain lignite production
16:00–16:30 Coffee
16:30–17:30 14. Closing: Directions for research & policy (session video on YouTube)
Moderator: Marion Davis, Stockholm Environment Institute
Panel:
Tzeporah Berman, York University and Alberta Government
Frank Convery, Environmental Defense Fund
Navroz Dubash, Centre for Policy Research
Claudia Strambo, Stockholm Environment Institute
Fernando Tudela Abad, Centro del Cambio Global y la Sustentabilidad en el Sureste