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Climate change: The big hairy audacious problem… with the big hairy questions

Climate change is here.  And (almost) everyone accepts that urgent and transformational action is necessary by policymakers and organisations to understand and mitigate its impact.  But it’s a larger, broader and more complex challenge than any other we’ve faced in modern times, and many organisations are struggling to decide where to start, let alone what to do.  There are definitely more questions than answers.

We brought together experts from across Oxford Economics to discuss some of the questions they have been asked recently:

  • Are we meeting our climate goals?
  • What challenges will be discussed at COP27?
  • Could more ambitious climate policies worsen the economic outlook?
  • How will sectors, cities and regions be affected by climate policy?
  • How can firms and cities overcome challenges to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly?

The panel

Felicity Hannon
Felicity Hannon

Associate Director, Climate Scenarios and Macroeconomic Modelling

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Felicity Hannon

Felicity Hannon

Associate Director, Climate Scenarios and Macroeconomic Modelling

Oxford, United Kingdom

Felicity Hannon is an Associate Director of Oxford Economics’ Climate Scenarios and Macroeconomic Modelling team and has been in this role for over four years. Felicity is responsible for the publication of climate scenarios and regular research on the economic impact of climate change for the new Global Climate Service. She oversees a number of consultancy projects at OE including climate regulatory stress testing and bespoke scenario analysis. Felicity also worked with her team to introduce climate change scenario levers on the Global Economic Model. Previously, Felicity worked as a senior policy advisor at HM Treasury.

Jake Kuyer
Jake Kuyer

Associate Director, Economics & Sustainability

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Jake Kuyer

Jake Kuyer

Associate Director, Economics & Sustainability

London, UK

Jake Kuyer is an Associate Director and leads the Economics & Sustainability team within Economic Impact Consulting. He has extensive experience applying economics to challenges around the environment and social impact. He has managed numerous projects across the public, private and third sectors covering a broad range of fields. At Oxford Economics, he works with our economic models, such as our bespoke Global Sustainability Model, to embed sustainability into our offerings. He works with clients to understand both their impact and dependence on the environment, and to achieve their sustainability ambitions.

Prior to Oxford Economics, he worked for a multi-national engineering firm focusing on environmental impact, an economics think tank focusing on social value, and a boutique consultancy specialising in environmental economics. He has earned degrees with distinction from the University of Victoria, Canada, and the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Bethan Jewsbury

Senior Research Manager, Thought Leadership

Bethan Jewsbury

Senior Research Manager, Thought Leadership

London, United Kingdom

Bethan Jewsbury is the Senior Research Manager for Thought Leadership. Based in London, she conducts global research programs focusing on a broad range of topics including the application of business technology, the future of work and sustainability. Since joining Oxford Economics in 2017, Bethan has been involved in all program aspects, from designing global executive and consumer surveys to analysing large datasets and reporting on the results in papers and graphics.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, she was part of the Corporate Finance team at a global chemical shipping firm developing investor relations and corporate communications. Bethan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Social Studies from The University of Manchester.

Richard Holt

Director of Global Cities Research

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Richard Holt

Director of Global Cities Research

London

Richard is a key member of our cities team, working on both our standard forecasting and scenario services and on bespoke consultancy projects for individual clients. He is particularly interested in the long-run drivers of regional and city performance, how these relate to macroeconomic factors, and whether or not policy interventions help to improve performance at the local and regional levels. Richard leads many of our flagship projects and presents regularly, both online and at conferences and other events. His career has included spells in New York and Birmingham, England, with a variety of economic consultancies and forecasters. He is an independent director of the outdoor arts consortium Without Walls; a trustee of the Property Research Trust; and in 2020 was the joint winner of the prestigious Rybczynski Prize awarded by the Society of Professional Economists for the year’s best piece of writing on economics: How robots change the world: their impact on regional inequalities.

Chaired by:

Adrian Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

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Adrian Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

London

Adrian Cooper is responsible for coordinating and managing Oxford Economics’ global economic analysis, forecasting and consultancy activities, and overseeing its global team of over 450 professionals including 300 economists and analysts. He has led Oxford Economics’ work on a wide array of consultancy projects, ranging from policy advice to government departments in Europe, the US, Africa, and Asia to detailed analysis of the economic impact of particular industries and investment proposals.

Adrian spent the first seven years of his career with HM Treasury, England. During this time, he worked on the analysis of tax and other economic policy changes as part of the preparations for the UK Budget. He was also the coordinator of the government’s macroeconomic forecast for two years.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 1994, Adrian was UK economist for James Capel & Company, responsible for analysing and forecasting the UK economy for institutional investors, as well as briefing Capel’s own traders. Adrian was educated at the University of Bristol, England, where he gained a first-class degree in Economics; and at the London School of Economics and Political Science, England, where he achieved a distinction in the MSc in Economics and won the Ely Devons prize for outstanding performance in the degree examinations.

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