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We organise a wide range of events, and are proud to support the annual International Development and Innovation Seminar Series. You can view previous Seminars on our webinar page.

IKD Seminar Series - Economistic Thinking and Environmental Breakdown: The limitations of pricing nature loss and stress-testing climate disaster’

Wed, 13 March 2024, 13:00 to 14:30

MS Teams

This OU Economics Seminar will take place on Wednesday 13th March (time to be confirmed shortly) and explores the direction economists are taking in with environmental breakdown.  

At the intersection of climate change and finance are a series of policy initiatives and theoretical approaches that further commodify nature and promote market-based instruments to managing climate change.  

IKD Seminar Series - Forests of Refuge: Decolonising Environmental Governance in the Amazonian Guiana Shield

Wed, 27 March 2024, 12:30 to 14:00

MS Teams

In this IKD seminar Ariadne Collins talks about her new book. Forests of Refuge questions the effectiveness of market-based policies aimed at governing forests in the interest of mitigating climate change. In this talk about her forthcoming book, Collins will interrogate the implementation of the biggest and most ambitious global plan to incentivize people away from deforesting activities, the United Nations endorsed Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) initiative.

Contact us

To find out more about our work, or to discuss a potential project, please contact:

International Development Research Office
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)1908 858502