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Insurance design in the presence of safety nets

Insurance design in the presence of safety nets

a research article by Tse-Ling Teh 2 days ago

Safety net assistance and insurance exist to manage risk and improve welfare. This shared goal may lead to crowding out. In a new approach, this paper analyzes the interaction … read more »


Economic growth and development with low-carbon energy

Economic growth and development with low-carbon energy

a working paper by Samuel Fankhauser, Frank Jotzo 7 days ago

Energy is needed for economic growth, and access to cheap, reliable energy is an essential development objective. However, in the future access to fossil fuel-based energy will need to be … read more »


Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers?  Evidence from household appliance sales

Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers? Evidence from household appliance sales

a working paper by Arlan Brucal, Michael Roberts 7 days ago

How do energy efficiency standards affect consumer welfare? To answer this question the authors look at how these standards have affected the price and quality of major appliances – including … read more »


Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

a working paper by Julius Andersson 9 days ago

Is a carbon tax effective in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and thereby mitigating climate change? This paper is one of the first empirical analyses of this question and the … read more »


Long-term scenarios: Energy pathways in the UK

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni 24 days ago

The bottom-up approach promoted through the Paris Agreement and signed in 2016 requires the definition of accurate and realistic national pathways to cut emissions. A recent study applied to … read more »


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Sustaining investment in climate innovation

Sustaining investment in climate innovation

a policy report by Antoine Dechezleprêtre 15 days ago

Part of a series of Climate Innovation Insights published by Climate-KIC. Key messages Limiting global warming to 1.5°C, the target under the Paris Agreement, will require massive investments in low-carbon … read more »


The use of evidence by the Cabinet Office: submitted to the ‘My Science Inquiry’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology

The use of evidence by the Cabinet Office: submitted to the ‘My Science Inquiry’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology

a policy paper by Bob Ward about 1 month ago

These are the annotated notes to accompany an oral presentation on 1 February 2017 to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology.


What can the United States learn from the United Kingdom’s new flood reinsurance pool?

What can the United States learn from the United Kingdom’s new flood reinsurance pool?

a policy report by Swenja Surminski about 1 month ago

The UK’s new Flood Re program has supported the private flood insurance market, but also demonstrates that flood insurance cannot be kept affordable without a concerted effort to reduce … read more »


Submission to inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on ‘Leaving the EU: negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy’

Submission to inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on ‘Leaving the EU: negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy’

a policy paper by Bob Ward, Maria Carvalho about 2 months ago

This submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee’s inquiry on Leaving the EU looks at which aspects of EU policy should be retained and the potential impact of Brexit on Paris Agreement pledges. read more »


Assessing the consistency of national mitigation actions in the G20 with the Paris Agreement

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Sini Matikainen about 4 months ago

This study uses the ‘Paris consistency monitor’ to assess whether the past and present action by G20 countries on climate mitigation is consistent with meeting the key requirements of the Paris Agreement. read more »


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President Trump to Sweep Away Obama Climate Policies

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 2 days ago

US President Donald Trump is signing an executive order to undo the Clean Power Plan intended to bring down carbon emissions. His executive order will overturn key parts of the Obama administration’s plan to tackle climate change. read more »


E.U. leader expresses ‘regret’ over Trump’s climate order, says ‘the world can count on Europe’

E.U. leader expresses ‘regret’ over Trump’s climate order, says ‘the world can count on Europe’

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 2 days ago

Bob Ward comments on President Trump’s executive order on ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’. read more »


Killing Clean Power Plan will make it ‘virtually impossible’ for US to meet Paris Agreement pledges

Press release 2 days ago

Commenting about the Clean Power Plan Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and … read more »


Effects of cuts will extend far beyond US’s borders

Effects of cuts will extend far beyond US’s borders

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 9 days ago

FT, 21 March 2017


Comment on President Trump’s budget proposal

Press release 14 days ago

Responding to President Trump’s budget proposal ‘America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again’, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change … read more »


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