LSE Environment Week

Balancing human activity and the natural environment without sacrificing economic growth requires large-scale innovation.

The Economics of Environment and Energy Programme (EEE), International Growth Centre (IGC) and Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID) within the LSE Economics Department will convene the LSE Environment Week at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in London from 19-23 September 2022. Bringing together partners at LSE and around the world, Environment Week will be an opportunity to encourage economists from all fields of economics to work on environmental issues and to connect this work to policy change.

This work is urgently needed given rising concerns over climate change, pollution and environmental degradation. Achieving a better balance between human activity and the natural environment, without sacrificing economic growth, represents a major challenge. Confronting it will require large-scale innovation on multiple dimensions: in how economic growth can be made cleaner, in how we control different environmental externalities, and in how we protect human populations from environmental change.

Working out what these innovations are will require inputs from many fields of economics: development, macroeconomics, industrial organization, public, finance, labor, trade, urban, theory, behavioural, political economy, as well as environmental, energy, and climate.

Please check the LSE Environment Week official website for more information and latest updates.