Mathematics and climate change mitigation
Monday 27 April 2009
Organisers: Chris Jones and David Mond
All talks will be in Lecture Room B3.02 in the Mathematics Institute, Zeeman Building.
Climate change is a pressing concern for all informed citizens. Despite decades of publicity and negotiation, and increasingly dramatic warnings, the treaties and strategies for mitigation so far implemented appear to be having little or no effect on global emissions. This meeting will bring together mathematicians and others interested in modelling the very complex problems underlying mitigation strategies.
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee in the Mathematics Common Room
10.30 - 11.30 David Frame (Oxford) Climate mitigation policy based on cumulative CO2 emissions
11.45 - 12.45 Jorge Pacheco (Lisbon) Evolutionary dynamics of collective action
12.45 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 Peter Cox (Exeter) Environmental Limits to growth: instabilities and dangerous rates of change
15.15 - 16.15 Peter Hammond (Warwick) Can we improve the economics of climate change?
16.15 - 16.30 Tea
16.30 - 17.00 Discussion
17.00 - 18.00 Wine and snacks in the Mathematics Common Room
Jorge Pacheco (Lisbon) Evolutionary Dynamics of Collective Action ( pdf of talk)
Peter Hammond (Warwick) Can we improve the economics of climate change?
Peter Cox (Exeter) Environmental Limits to growth: instabilities and dangerous rates of change
David Frame (Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford) t.b.a.
Timings of talks will be added as they becomes available.
MIRaW Programme Secretary
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL, UK