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Have international pollution protocols made a difference?

a working paper by Elisabeth Isaksen 4 days ago

This analysis investigated three international agreements to mitigate cross-border environmental pollution and found them to have directly led to sizeable reductions in pollutants. The findings suggest that protocols of this kind can be an effective tool to induce countries to reduce their emissions. read more »


Business experience of floods and drought-related water and electricity supply disruption in three cities in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2015/2016 El Niño

Business experience of floods and drought-related water and electricity supply disruption in three cities in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2015/2016 El Niño

a research article by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Declan Conway, Joanna Pardoe, Mukelabai Ndiyoi, Nnyaladzi Batisani, Eric Odada, Daniel Olago, Alfred Opere, Mubita Nyambe, Sinah Kgosietsile, Jessica Omukuti, Christian Siderius 6 days ago

The El Niño event in 2015/2016 was one of the strongest since at least 1950. Through surveys and interviews with key informants, we found businesses in the capital cities of … read more »


Revenue decoupling for electric utilities: impacts on prices and welfare

Revenue decoupling for electric utilities: impacts on prices and welfare

a working paper by Arlan Brucal, Nori Tarui 19 days ago

To provide analysis that could give guidance on the effects of revenue decoupling in the electricity sector, the authors of this paper developed a simple model that allows them to assess the welfare implications of revenue decoupling, which they investigated for each American state. read more »


Can subjective resilience indicators predict future food security? Evidence from three communities in rural Kyrgyzstan

Can subjective resilience indicators predict future food security? Evidence from three communities in rural Kyrgyzstan

a working paper by Abbie Clare, Lira Sagynbekova, Gregor Singer, Chris Bene, Akyl Rahmanberdi 21 days ago

This paper is the first to quantitatively compare the power of subjective and objective resilience measures to predict future wellbeing in the face of socio-environmental shocks and stressors. It uses data from rural Kyrgyzstan. read more »


International and sectoral variation in industrial energy prices 1995–2015

International and sectoral variation in industrial energy prices 1995–2015

a research article by Misato Sato, Gregor Singer, Damien Dussaux, Stefania Lovo 25 days ago

Energy price rises for industry are a major political concern. Access to cheap energy is often considered a key factor for the competitiveness of industry. To enable international comparisons, and … read more »


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Climate change and the just transition – A guide for investor action

a policy publication by Nick Robins, Vonda Brunsting, David Wood 3 days ago

A ‘just transition’ for workers and communities as the world’s economy responds to climate change was included within the Paris Agreement. This guide sets out how investors can address the social dimension of climate change and pursue the goal of a just transition as part of their core operating practices. read more »


Sustainable growth in the UK: Seizing opportunities from technological change and the transition to a low-carbon economy

a policy publication by James Rydge, Ralf Martin, Anna Valero 7 days ago

This special report for the LSE Growth Commission shows why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved, setting out recommendations for government across the areas of innovation, infrastructure, skills and cities. read more »


Mexico’s General Law on Climate Change: Key achievements and challenges ahead

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Sandra L Guzman Luna 21 days ago

In 2012 Mexico became the first large oil-producing emerging economy to adopt climate legislation. This study assesses the impact of the General Law on Climate Change to date and draws lessons learnt for Mexico and other countries that are currently developing climate change legislation. read more »


Pre-2020 Ambition on Climate Change

Pre-2020 Ambition on Climate Change

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Dimitri Zenghelis about 1 month ago

This policy brief aims to assist negotiators, policy experts, and civil society in navigating the discussions on pre-2020 ambition towards a constructive and effective deliberation. It is based on a … read more »


Aligning national and international climate targets

a policy publication by Michal Nachmany, Emily Mangan about 1 month ago

The quantified climate change targets in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement and those in national laws and policies are compared in this brief, a submission to the Talanoa Dialogue. read more »


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Is climate change denial in the ‘Daily Mail’ killing its readers?

a commentary by Bob Ward about 3 hours ago

The UK Office for National Statistics has revealed that there were several hundred extra deaths in England and Wales during this summer’s heatwave. The statistical bulletin on ‘Excess winter mortality … read more »


Why financing a just transition is the next frontier in responsible investing

Commentary about 11 hours ago

As investors and workers around the world face the challenge of making a quick, equitable transition to a zero-carbon economy, Fiona Reynolds and Sharan Burrow call on investors to join the growing community practising responsible investment to achieve a ‘just transition’. read more »


El Nino is bringing drought threats for business in southern Africa

El Nino is bringing drought threats for business in southern Africa

a mention in the media for Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Declan Conway, Patrick Curran 3 days ago

Reuters Foundation News, 7 December 2018


New report shows it is vital for investors to support a just transition for workers: Institutions with US$5 trillion in assets back efforts to link climate action to social inclusion

Press release 3 days ago

Investors can play a critical role in making sure that action on climate change also builds a prosperous and inclusive economy – in other words, achieving a just transition. This … read more »



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