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Geography, institutions and development: a review of the long-run impacts of climate change

a research article by David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe, Tom McDermott 11 days ago

The links among climate change, economic growth and economic development have gained increasing attention over recent years in both the academic and policy literature. However, most of the existing literature … read more »


Tipping points and loss aversion in international environmental agreements

Tipping points and loss aversion in international environmental agreements

a working paper by Doruk İriş, Alessandro Tavoni 11 days ago

We study the impact of loss-aversion and the threat of catastrophic damages, which we jointly call threshold concerns, on international environmental agreements. We aim to understand whether a threshold for … read more »


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Tipping and reference points in climate change games

a working paper by Alessandro Tavoni, Doruk İriş 11 days ago

We live in a world characterized by discontinuities, where thresholds for abrupt and irreversible change are omnipresent, both in economic and ecological dynamics. Such thresholds, often referred to as tipping … read more »


Multinational and large national corporations and climate adaptation: are we asking the right questions? A review of current knowledge and a new research perspective

Multinational and large national corporations and climate adaptation: are we asking the right questions? A review of current knowledge and a new research perspective

Adapting to climate change requires the engagement of all actors in society. Until recently, the predominant research focus has been on governments, communities, and the third sector as key actors … read more »


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Demand for offsetting and insetting in the EU Emissions Trading System

a working paper by Misato Sato, Marta Ciszawska, Tim Laing 13 days ago

International carbon offsetting can help reduce compliance costs in emissions trading schemes and at the same time support carbon mitigation projects in developing countries. A surprising observation from the European … read more »


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UK climate change policy: how does it affect competitiveness?

a policy report by Samuela Bassi, Chris Duffy 22 days ago

The Committee on Climate Change has recommended that setting a target to reduce UK emissions of greenhouse gases to an average of 57 per cent below their 1990 … read more »


Letter to Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

Letter to Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

a policy report by Bob Ward about 1 month ago

Letter from Bob Ward to the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, in relation to the exemption for universities and research institutes from the UK Government’s new ‘anti-lobbying’ clause. In … read more »


Submission to the inquiry on ‘Future flood prevention’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Submission to the inquiry on ‘Future flood prevention’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

a policy paper by Swenja Surminski about 2 months ago

This is a submission by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of … read more »


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Submission to the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage

a policy paper by Swenja Surminski about 3 months ago

Submission to the call for ‘best practices, challenges and lessons learned from existing financial instruments at all levels that address the risk of loss and damage associated with the adverse … read more »


Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee on ‘Setting the fifth carbon budget’

Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee on ‘Setting the fifth carbon budget’

a policy paper by Samuela Bassi about 3 months ago

This is a submission by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics … read more »


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Offsetting emissions: It’s not just the cost of carbon that matters to businesses

a commentary by Misato Sato 13 days ago

30 kilometres off the north-western coast of Malaysia, in the Langkawi archipelago, French cement giant Lafarge has made a radical change. The coal-fired kilns are now powered by palm nut … read more »


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Study finds no evidence that climate change policies are harming the UK’s competitiveness

Press release 22 days ago

The proposed Fifth Carbon Budget, which will set a greenhouse gas emissions target for 2030, would not harm the UK’s competitiveness, and could even help deliver long-term economic growth, according … read more »


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Nicholas Stern urges world leaders to invest in sustainable infrastructure during signing ceremony for Paris Agreement on climate change

Press release about 1 month ago

Nicholas Stern will urge world leaders to strongly expand investment in infrastructure but ensure that it is all sustainable, in a speech in New York today (22 April 2016) at … read more »


Victory for university researchers as Government exempts them from new ‘anti-lobbying’ rule

Press release about 1 month ago

In response to the announcement today (19 April 2016) that the UK Government intends university research grants to be exempt from a new ‘anti-lobbying’ clause, Bob Ward, the policy and … read more »


Call for exemption for universities from new ban on influencing policy after petition reaches 10,000 signatures

Call for exemption for universities from new ban on influencing policy after petition reaches 10,000 signatures

Press release about 2 months ago

The UK Government should announce an exemption for researchers in universities and research institutes from a draconian new rule that prevents Government grants from being used to influence policy, according … read more »


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