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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 about 13 hours 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

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 9 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 20 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 »


Green revenues, profitability and market valuation: Evidence from a global firm level dataset

Green revenues, profitability and market valuation: Evidence from a global firm level dataset

a working paper by Tobias Kruse, Myra Mohnen, Peter Pope, Misato Sato 26 days ago

This paper examines how diversifying and specialising production towards environmental goods and services is associated with the profitability and market valuation of firms. 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 6 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 14 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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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 6 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 6 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 »


Sovereign debt funds be warned: climate activists are coming

Sovereign debt funds be warned: climate activists are coming

a mention in the media for Alexandra Pinzón, Nick Robins 7 days ago

Article makes reference to a report by the Grantham Research Institute and Planet Tracker which says that countries need to protect their natural capital or face increased sovereign credit risk. read more »


Are economists globally understating or overstating the cost of climate change?

Are economists globally understating or overstating the cost of climate change?

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern, Bob Ward 13 days ago

Article considers the differing views of economists on the likely cost of climate change. In the article Bob Ward is reported as saying there are problems with the models used by William Nordhaus, Richard Tol and others who claim the economic impact will not be severe. read more »


Negative emissions under a net zero target: navigating the controversies and pitfalls

a commentary by Josh Burke 14 days ago

Josh Burke examines the costs, opportunities, advantages and disadvantages of different carbon capture and negative emissions technologies. read more »


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