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Quantifying the distributional impact of energy efficiency measures

Quantifying the distributional impact of energy efficiency measures

a working paper by Daire McCoy, Raphaela Kotsch 2 days ago

The authors of this paper exploit a large database of home energy efficiency upgrades and metered energy consumption to provide new evidence of the distributional impact of energy efficiency measures. read more »


Are financial markets aligned with climate action? New evidence from the Paris Agreement

Are financial markets aligned with climate action? New evidence from the Paris Agreement

a working paper by Tobias Kruse, Myra Mohnen, Misato Sato 3 days ago

This paper provides new evidence that financial markets value firms’ expansion into production of low carbon goods and services, but they remain cautious on divesting from the most polluting industries. read more »


Lake Malawi’s threshold behaviour: A stakeholder-informed model to simulate sensitivity to climate change

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Ajay Gambhir, Suraje Dessai, Declan Conway, Andrew J. Dougill 11 days ago

Over 90% of Malawi’s electricity generation and irrigation depend on Lake Malawi outflows into the Shire River. Recent lake level declines have raised concerns over future climate change impacts, … read more »


Nudge plus: incorporating reflection into behavioural public policy

a working paper by Sanchayan Banerjee, Peter John 22 days ago

The authors of this paper outline a modified version of the behaviour change technique called ‘nudge plus’, which incorporates an element of reflection as part of the delivery of a nudge. The authors claim that a hybrid nudge–think strategy can be a useful additional way to design pro-social interventions, including to induce pro-environmental behaviour change. read more »


Private adaptation in semi-arid lands: a tailored approach to ‘leave no one behind’

Private adaptation in semi-arid lands: a tailored approach to ‘leave no one behind’

Globally, semi-arid lands (SALs) are home to approximately one billion people, including some of the poorest and least food secure. These regions will be among the hardest hit by the … read more »


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Seizing sustainable growth opportunities from zero emission passenger vehicles in the UK

a policy publication by Sam Unsworth, Anna Valero, Ralf Martin, Dennis Verhoeven 8 days ago

The UK needs to adopt a strategic approach to decarbonisation and the transition to net-zero economic growth. This report focuses on the goods and services related to passenger vehicles, identifying the multiple areas in which the UK could be competitive: opportunities lie in diverse goods and services across value chains and stages of innovation. read more »


The sovereign transition to sustainability: Understanding the dependence of sovereign debt on nature

The sovereign transition to sustainability: Understanding the dependence of sovereign debt on nature

a policy publication by Alexandra Pinzón, Nick Robins, Matthew McLuckie, Gabriel Thoumi 16 days ago

The transition to sustainability is the strategic challenge sovereign bonds face in the 2020s. Overcoming this challenge requires that the financial system recognises the fundamental economic dependencies on nature, which … read more »


Building a sustainable financial system: the state of practice and future priorities

Building a sustainable financial system: the state of practice and future priorities

a policy publication by Simon Dikau, Nick Robins, Matthias Täger about 2 months ago

This paper charts the rise of central bank and supervisor action on climate change and wider sustainability issues, analyses the key features of the ‘new normal’ and highlights priority themes for policy and research in the years ahead. read more »


National laws and policies on climate change adaptation: a global review

a policy publication by Michal Nachmany, Rebecca Byrnes, Swenja Surminski about 2 months ago

This global review of adaptation laws and policies has been undertaken to understand how adaptation to climate change is governed at the national level. It highlights the common areas of focus and also apparent gaps in these laws and policies, making recommendations for policymakers and further research. read more »


From “green” to “blue finance”: Integrating the ocean into the global climate finance architecture

a policy publication about 3 months ago

This special collaboration between LSE’s Institute of Global Affairs and the Grantham Research Institute contains contributions from academics, researchers and organisations addressing the strongly interlinked climate threat and the health of the ocean. read more »


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Flood risk is rising and so must our resilience to it

a commentary by Swenja Surminski, Viktor Roezer 2 days ago

Part I The severe flooding over the last two weeks in parts of Wales and England which destroyed homes, businesses and livelihoods provides further evidence that flood risk is rising, … read more »


Communicating climate change: tips for climate researchers

This article offers hints and tips for climate scientists and experts seeking to communicate with policy makers and the public. It is based on a recent workshop held by organised by the Royal Geographical Society Climate Change Research Group (CCRG). read more »


How should Jeff Bezos invest his $10bn Earth Fund?

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 3 days ago

Bob Ward suggests that some of the money from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s $10 billion “Earth Fund” could be used to counter misinformation about climate change and to explore options for managing a just transition for workers & communities currently dependent on high-carbon industries. This is part of an article in which climate experts and scientists put forward a variety of ideas for how the money could be best used. read more »


4+ ways insurance can support a transition to a low-carbon resilient future

4+ ways insurance can support a transition to a low-carbon resilient future

a mention in the media for Swenja Surminski 8 days ago

Swenja Surminski outlines things insurance and risk management can do to help build a more resilient future. read more »


New report finds decisive policy action could bring UK big opportunities from zero-emission and autonomous vehicles

Press release 8 days ago

Zero-emission and autonomous vehicles present significant growth potential for the UK, and diverse employment opportunities across future supply chains for a range of goods and services, according to a new report published today (13 February 2020). read more »


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