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Coping with climate risk: the role of institutions, governance and finance in private adaptation decisions of the poor

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

This paper looks at adaptation from the point of view of households. It asks how political and economic institutions may affect – help or hinder – these adaptation decisions. Climate … read more »


Nationally Self-Interested Climate Change Mitigation:  A Unified Conceptual Framework

Nationally Self-Interested Climate Change Mitigation: A Unified Conceptual Framework

a working paper by Fergus Green 18 days ago

This paper finds that the vast majority of emissions cuts needed to decarbonise the global economy this century can lead to domestic economic benefits that outweigh the costs for individual countries, even before the avoided risks of dangerous climate change are taken into account. read more »


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Climate change and the geographical and institutional drivers of economic development

a working paper by Tom McDermott, David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe 23 days ago

This paper reviews the potential effects of climate change on the prospects for long-run economic development. Produced as part of the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies project. read more »


A minilateral solution for global climate change? On bargaining efficiency, club benefits and international legitimacy

A minilateral solution for global climate change? On bargaining efficiency, club benefits and international legitimacy

a working paper by Robert Falkner 29 days ago

This paper by Rober Falkner explores the the potential role that climate clubs might play in promoting global climate action. read more »


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Invention and diffusion of water supply and water efficiency technologies: insights from a global patent dataset

a working paper by Declan Conway, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Nick Johnstone, Ivan Haščič about 1 month ago

This paper identifies over 50 000 patents filed worldwide in various water-related technologies between 1990 and 2010, distinguishing between those related to availability (supply) and conservation (demand) technologies. read more »


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Modernization and innovation in the materials sector: lessons from steel and cement

Modernization and innovation in the materials sector: lessons from steel and cement

a policy paper by Misato Sato 15 days ago

Report summarises the Climate Strategies studies which analysed the effectiveness of climate and other policies in the steel and cement sector over the last 15 years and explored what policy options are available for CO2 intensive materials read more »


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Driving sustainable development through better infrastructure: Key elements of a transformation program

a policy report by Amar Bhattacharya, Jeremy Oppenheim, Nicholas Stern 18 days ago

Paper produced with The Brookings Institute and The New Climate Economy The U.N. Conference on Financing for Development at Addis Ababa provides a historic opportunity to reach consensus on a … read more »


Fiscal and regulatory instruments for clean technology development in the European Union

Fiscal and regulatory instruments for clean technology development in the European Union

a policy paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre about 1 month ago

This paper investigates whether the current level of public support for low-carbon technologies is sufficient to allow European countries to respond to the multiple challenges posed by climate change and other environmental concerns. read more »


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Bridging the gap: improving the economic and policy framework for carbon capture and storage in the European Union

This policy paper outlines measures that need to be taken by EU countries in order to develop and deploy Carbon Capture and Storage technology. read more »


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China’s “new normal”: structural change, better growth, and peak emissions

a policy report by Fergus Green, Nicholas Stern about 2 months ago

Study shows that China has entered a new phase of economic development – continuing to promote economic growth while driving down its GHG emissions. read more »


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Where to draw the line on renewable energy

Where to draw the line on renewable energy

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 2 days ago

Times, 28 July


A cost-effective balance between taxes on fossil fuel pollution and support for cleaner alternatives

A cost-effective balance between taxes on fossil fuel pollution and support for cleaner alternatives

a commentary by Alex Bowen, Bob Ward, Dimitri Zenghelis 2 days ago

There is a danger that the changes being made to subsidies and taxes affecting renewables in the UK will result in incoherence that will hinder efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. read more »


Climate campaigners warn of ‘bonfire of green policies’

Climate campaigners warn of ‘bonfire of green policies’

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 4 days ago

ITV News, 24 July


Australia needs to accept the move to clean energy

Australia needs to accept the move to clean energy

a mention in the media for Fergus Green 7 days ago

The Age, 24 July


Reform to European emissions trading is welcome, but the devil lies in the detail

Reform to European emissions trading is welcome, but the devil lies in the detail

a commentary by Luca Taschini 7 days ago

This month has seen two major announcements for the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). The European Parliament approved, on Wednesday 8 July, the introduction of a Market Stability … read more »


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