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Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

a working paper by Jared J. Finnegan about 1 month ago

This paper focuses on the role of political institutions, particularly electoral rules, and state–business relationships, to ask why some countries take strong action to address long-term problems like climate change while others do very little. read more »


Patterns of outdoor exposure to heat in three South Asian cities

Patterns of outdoor exposure to heat in three South Asian cities

a research article by Christian Siderius about 1 month ago

Low socio-economic status has been widely recognized as a significant factor in enhancing a person’s vulnerability to climate change including vulnerability to changes in temperature. Yet, little is known about … read more »


The global consumer incidence of carbon pricing: evidence from trade

The global consumer incidence of carbon pricing: evidence from trade

a working paper by Lutz Sager about 2 months ago

This paper estimates the global distribution of the costs to consumers from carbon pricing, finding that some policies may be considered regressive for their burden on poorer consumers – but that the benefits from mitigating climate change may weaken or reverse the regressive effect. read more »


The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa: What roles have NGOs played?

The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa: What roles have NGOs played?

a research article by Lindsey Jones about 2 months ago

With recent growth in funding and research on “resilience building”, interest in climate services has risen dramatically. Included in this trend is an increased emphasis on the use of climate … read more »


The impact of management practices on employee productivity: A field experiment with airline captains

The impact of management practices on employee productivity: A field experiment with airline captains

a working paper by Greer Gosnell, John List, Robert Metcalfe about 2 months ago

This paper draws on the findings of a field experiment with Virgin Atlantic Airways which showed that changes to the behaviour of pilots brought about through monitoring, target setting and small incentives helped bring about fuel savings and, as a result, large cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. read more »


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How to price carbon to reach net-zero emissions in the UK

a policy publication by Josh Burke, Rebecca Byrnes, Sam Fankhauser yesterday

This report explains the importance of pricing carbon as a key component of any strategy to reach net-zero emissions in the UK, setting out how the price may differ sector to sector and how to incentivise negative emissions. read more »


China’s 14th Plan, sustainable development and the new era

China’s 14th Plan, sustainable development and the new era

a policy publication by Isabella Neuweg, Nicholas Stern 16 days ago

Isabella Neuweg and Nick Stern describe the systemic reforms that could foster the investments in physical, human, natural and social capital that will drive forward China’s new era of high-quality, sustainable and inclusive growth and development. At the same time China can provide great support for its partner countries in the Belt and Road as they seek sustainable and inclusive development. read more »


Sustainability and internationalism:  driving development in  the 21st century

Sustainability and internationalism: driving development in the 21st century

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern about 2 months ago

Nicholas Stern contends that embarking on a path of strong, sustainable and inclusive growth can deliver the zero-carbon economy and the Sustainable Development Goals, and that such a strategy both requires, and can help create, a new internationalism. This is an extended version of a lecture by Professor Stern delivered in February 2019 at the University of Cambridge. read more »


Legislating for a low carbon and climate resilient transition: learning from international experiences

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova about 2 months ago

This paper aims to inform policy experts, legislators and decision makers on recent trends in climate change policy-making around the world and draws on the lessons learnt in relation to … read more »


El cambio climático y la transición justa: Guía para la toma de decisiones de los inversores

El cambio climático y la transición justa: Guía para la toma de decisiones de los inversores

a policy publication by Nick Robins, Vonda Brunsting, David Wood about 2 months ago

En esta guía se indica cómo los inversores pueden alcanzar el objetivo de una transición justa en el marco de sus prácticas operativas fundamentales. (Spanish translation of ‘Climate change and the just transition: A guide for investor action’.) read more »


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UK Government should create market for greenhouse gas removals and increase carbon prices for businesses to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

Press release yesterday

To achieve ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Government should create a market for so-called ‘negative emissions’ that result from the removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, … read more »


Radio interview on the latest climate and biodiversity reports

a mention in the media for Michal Nachmany 8 days ago

In conversation with Julia Bradbury on Talk Radio, 14 May 2019


Radio interview on UK flood risk

a mention in the media for Michal Nachmany 11 days ago

In conversation with John Nicolson on Talk Radio. 12 May 2019


Responding with urgency: the role of UK aid in combating climate change

a commentary by Patrick Curran 14 days ago

Patrick Curran considers the findings of a new parliamentary report on UK aid for combating climate change. read more »


UK aid spending risks undermining government efforts to address climate change

Press release 15 days ago

The UK can provide global leadership by taking a more joined-up approach to its international aid spending to make sure it is not undermining its own efforts to address the … read more »


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