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Understanding interpersonal violence: the impact of temperatures in Mexico

Understanding interpersonal violence: the impact of temperatures in Mexico

a working paper by François Cohen, Fidel Gonzalez 3 days ago

This research investigates how and why high temperature has an effect on criminality, using data from Mexico. It suggests that the additional crimes committed on hot days are due to changes in time use and habits by both criminals and their victims during times of high temperature. read more »


To build or not to build? Capital stocks and climate policy

To build or not to build? Capital stocks and climate policy

a working paper by Elizabeth Baldwin, Yongyang Cai, Karlygash Kuralbayeva 3 days ago

To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, the use of fossil fuels must peak and then rapidly decline. This research investigates the impact of climate change policy on capital invested in fossil fuel power plants, especially coal – so-called ‘dirty’ assets. read more »


Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity in Indonesian manufacturing plants

Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity in Indonesian manufacturing plants

a working paper by Arlan Brucal, Inessa Love, Beata Javorcik 3 days ago

Using data from Indonesia, this study concludes that FDI can serve as a channel for international transfer of environmentally-friendly technologies and practices, thus directly contributing to environmental progress. read more »


Intellectual property rights protection and the international transfer of low-carbon technologies

Intellectual property rights protection and the international transfer of low-carbon technologies

This study provides empirical evidence of the impact of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) on low-carbon technology transfer in OECD and non-OECD countries. read more »


Hydrological Response and Complex Impact Pathways of the 2015/2016 El Niño in Eastern and Southern Africa

Hydrological Response and Complex Impact Pathways of the 2015/2016 El Niño in Eastern and Southern Africa

a research article by Christian Siderius, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, M Ndiyoi, A Opere, N Batisani, D Olago, Joanna Pardoe, Declan Conway 17 days ago

The 2015/2016 El Niño was one of the three most severe on record. El Niño is commonly linked to droughts in southern Africa and extreme rainfall in eastern Africa but … read more »


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Consultation response: ‘Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme’

Consultation response: ‘Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme’

a briefing note by Isabella Neuweg, Misato Sato 6 days ago

This paper responds to a question on overcoming potential barriers to the uptake of recoverable heat technologies in industry in the UK Government’s call for evidence on the Industrial Heat Recovery Support programme. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Building a market for energy efficiency’

Consultation response: ‘Building a market for energy efficiency’

a briefing note by Samuela Bassi, Daire McCoy 13 days ago

This paper provides responses to selected questions in the UK government’s call for evidence on ‘Building a market for energy efficiency’. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Cost of Energy Review’

Consultation response: ‘Cost of Energy Review’

a briefing note by Bob Ward, Sini Matikainen 14 days ago

This is a submission to the consultation on the UK government’s ‘Cost of energy’ review by Professor Dieter Helm, addressing areas including the phase-out of coal and cost of renewable energy. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Clean Growth Strategy’

Consultation response: ‘Clean Growth Strategy’

a briefing note by Bob Ward, Sini Matikainen 17 days ago

This is a submission to the consultation on the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, with comments on the overall strategy and key sections. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Streamlined energy and carbon reporting’

Consultation response: ‘Streamlined energy and carbon reporting’

a briefing note by Simon Dietz, Sini Matikainen, Bruno Rauis about 1 month ago

This paper sets out responses to selected questions from the the UK government’s consultation on its proposal for a more streamlined and effective energy and carbon reporting framework. read more »


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Green mortgages should be climate resilient as well as energy efficient

a commentary by Sini Matikainen 3 days ago

In December 2017, the Vice President of the European Commission announced that the Commission is considering loosening financial regulation for sustainable financial products with the aim of boosting green investment. … read more »


2017 record temperature ‘should focus the minds of world leaders’ on ‘scale and urgency’ of the risks of climate change

2017 record temperature ‘should focus the minds of world leaders’ on ‘scale and urgency’ of the risks of climate change

Press release 3 days ago

Commenting on the publication of global temperature figures for 2017 Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research … read more »


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What are green mortgages and could they increase the energy efficiency of UK homes?

a commentary by Sini Matikainen 5 days ago

The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy included plans to use green mortgages to incentivise people to make their homes more energy efficient but what are green mortgages and what evidence is there that they work? read more »


Government’s Environment plan ‘offers little more than good intentions’ on resilience to climate change

Press release 11 days ago

Responding to the publication of the Government’s Environment Plan today (11 January 2018) Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and … read more »


New projections confirm Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve Carbon Budgets

New projections confirm Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve Carbon Budgets

a commentary by Bob Ward 17 days ago

The UK Government has this week released new projections which confirm that its Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve the Fourth and Fifth Carbon Budgets through reductions in domestic annual emissions of greenhouse gases between 2023 and 2032. read more »


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