Confronting the supply-side of fossil fuels: Politics and economics

This international conference organized by Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) Cicero & UiT explores analytical and policy-relevant approaches towards a supply-side climate policy framework to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Over the past three decades, international negotiations, scholarly discussions, and government actions on climate policy have focused on how to limit the use of fossil fuels. Far less attention has been given to how the production of fossil fuels might need to be limited as well. The link between the supply and demand of fossil fuels has thus not yet been explored as thoroughly in research and policy. This workshop seeks to explore these links, especially in light of the limited remaining carbon budget available if the goals of the Paris Agreement are to be met. Coupling the carbon budget with current reserves and planned production of fossil fuels shows that that they can take us well beyond a warming of 2°C if they are developed and burned.

This workshop will explore the possibilities and potential for policies that reduce incentives or otherwise limit the supply of fossil fuels, including the economics of such policies and their political implications at the local, national and international levels. 




9:00        Welcome and introduction to the agenda
                  Bård Lahn (Cicero) & Berit Kristoffersen (UiT)

9:10        Setting the stage: Oil and climate policy from the supply side (15-20 min)
What is the status of this field of research, and what questions and challenges lie ahead?

Michael Lazarus (SEI)

 9:30        Why Lofoten: The dilemmas of Norwegian oil politics (panel discussion)

Moderator: Bård Lahn

-        The conflict over oil in the Lofoten islands: A local perspective
Lena Hamnes,  author, blogger and deputy mayor of Vågan municipality in Lofoten

-        The history of Norwegian oil and climate policy

Helge Ryggvik, University of Oslo

-        Is leaving Norwegian oil in the ground an efficient climate policy?
Knut Einar Rosendahl, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

-        Discussion 

10:30     Coffee and snacks

10:50     Economic perspectives: panel presentations

Moderator: Michael Lazarus (SEI)

-        Contracts and Compensations for supply side policies 
Bård Harstad, University of Oslo

-        Subsidies to oil and gas production: Before and after the reform
Shelagh Whitley (Overseas Development Institute) and Ivetta Gerasimchuk (International Institute for Sustainable Development)

-        Effect of government tax policy for the petroleum industry on Norwegian oil and gas production
Pete Erickson, SEI

-        Discussion

 12:30     Lunch break

1:30        The politics of supply side policies

-        Moderator: Guri Bang, Cicero

-        Putting supply-side to the test: Implementation challenges and opportunities and the role of unusual allies
Richard Denniss,  The Australia Institute

-        Power, Protest, Norms and Networks: The Politics of Leaving Fossil Fuels In the Ground
Fergus Green, London School of Economics

-        Climate justice and the burdens of non-exploitation
Øyvind Stokke, UiT (presenter) & Chris Armstrong, University of Southampton

-        Just Cuts: Constraining oil supplies in the Petrocene
Berit Kristoffersen, UiT  (presenter) & Philippe Le Billon, University of British Colombia

-        Discussion

 3:00        Coffee and snacks

 3:20        The path and politics of transition

Moderator/introduction: Tzeporah Berman Brother to Trump?  Climate Leadership in Canada Under Trudeau

-        The Sky's Limit
Greg Muttitt, Oil Change International

-        Making Norway Great Again? An In Medias Res Analysis of the work of the Bridge to the Future Alliance, and its unifying potential in the struggle for Climate and Jobs
Andreas Ytterstad, Oslo and Akershus University College  of Applied Sciences

-        The role of arts and social science in confronting the supply side of fossil fuels
Ragnhild Freng Dale, Cambridge University

-        Discussion

4:20        Where do we go from here: A research agenda

                  Summarizing important topics and questions, and facilitating a short discussion on next steps

                  Harro van Asselt


5:00        Drinks reception at Thon Hotel Lofoten

Når: 04. august 2017 kl. 09.00–17.00
Hvor: Thon Hotel, Svolvær, Lofoten
Studiested: Annet
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