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Turning the corner on US power sector CO2 emissions – a 1990-2015 state level analysis

Turning the corner on US power sector CO2 emissions – a 1990-2015 state level analysis

a research article by Thomas Stoerk 6 days ago

Total CO2 emissions from the United States power sector increased over the period 1990–2005, but peaked soon after, and by 2015 they had declined by 20% compared to 2005. This … read more »


Carbon taxes and stranded assets: Evidence from Washington state

Carbon taxes and stranded assets: Evidence from Washington state

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Suphi Sen 15 days ago

The authors of this paper show that while a convergence towards relatively high carbon prices is more than welcome from a climate perspective, central banks and other agencies responsible for financial stability may need to play close attention to such development. read more »


Cooperation in the climate commons

a research article by Stefano Carattini, Simon Levin, Alessandro Tavoni about 1 month ago

Climate change is a global externality that has proven difficult to address through formal institutions alone due to the public good properties of climate change mitigation and the lack of … read more »


Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

a research article by Christian Siderius about 1 month ago

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, according to this paper published in Nature Sustainability. read more »


Brief: Projecting future water availability in Lake Malawi and the Shire River basin

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Suraje Dessai, Declan Conway, Graham Jewitt, Andrew J. Dougill, David Mkwambisi about 2 months ago

Malawi is highly dependent on water from Lake Malawi and the Shire River basin (Figure 1). Over 90% of Malawi’s electricity depends on outflows from the lake into the Shire … read more »


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Designing a process for assessing climate resilience in Tanzania’s Rufiji river basin

Designing a process for assessing climate resilience in Tanzania’s Rufiji river basin

a policy publication by Declan Conway, Christian Siderius 13 days ago

This brief introduces the concept of climate information and reasons for its use in major decisions about water, energy and agriculture, including new infrastructure investments. read more »


Global lessons for the UK in carbon taxes

Global lessons for the UK in carbon taxes

a policy publication by Josh Burke, Rebecca Byrnes, Sam Fankhauser 19 days ago

This policy brief analyses global trends in carbon taxation and differences in tax design around the world to draw out lessons for the design of a possible new carbon tax for the UK, as the country plans how to meet its ambitious new net-zero emissions target and how it prices carbon after Brexit. read more »


The future of carbon pricing: Consultation response

The future of carbon pricing: Consultation response

a policy publication by Josh Burke, Baran Doda, Luca Taschini, Linus Mattauch 19 days ago

This written evidence was submitted on 12 July 2019 to the joint consultation into ‘The future of carbon pricing’, being carried out by the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland. read more »


Measuring wealth, delivering prosperity

Measuring wealth, delivering prosperity

a policy publication by Dimitri Zenghelis, Matthew Agarwala 27 days ago

Initial report by the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge for the Wealth Economy Project on how to improve economic measurement in order to guide effective economic policymaking. read more »


Global trends in climate change litigation: 2019 snapshot

a policy publication by Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes about 2 months ago

This policy report provides an overview of current issues in climate change litigation, focusing on selected cases and developments from May 2018 to May 2019.  read more »


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Greta Thunberg’s yacht trip to New York not as green as it may seem

Greta Thunberg’s yacht trip to New York not as green as it may seem

a mention in the media for Bob Ward yesterday

Bob Ward talks about Greta Thunberg’s yacht trip to New York. He says “What we need is zero-carbon aviation and I hope that will result from her drawing attention to the fact that the only way to travel long distances with zero emissions at the moment is by arduous, long journeys such as on a yacht.” read more »


Answers to key questions about the introduction of carbon prices (In German)

Answers to key questions about the introduction of carbon prices (In German)

a mention in the media for Tobias Kruse, Lutz Sager, Isabella Neuweg yesterday

A team of economists and sustainability researchers answers the key questions around CO2 tax, emissions trading and other forms of carbon pricing. read more »


Good for the environment, good for business: Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity

Good for the environment, good for business: Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity

a mention in the media for Arlan Brucal 4 days ago

The authors of this article argue that foreign direct investment can serve as a channel for the international transfer of environmentally friendly technologies and practices, thus directly contributing not only to economic growth but also to environmental progress. read more »


Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate

Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate

a mention in the media for Declan Conway, Christian Siderius 13 days ago

Understanding the connections between water use, and energy and food production can help us address some of challenges posed by climate change. read more »


Environment researcher expects other dams to face collapse as a result of climate change

Environment researcher expects other dams to face collapse as a result of climate change

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 14 days ago

Bob Ward discusses emergency efforts to prevent the collapse of the Whaley Bridge dam in Derbyshire following damage caused by exceptionally heavy rainfall. He goes on to say that similar incidents are likely to occur in the future due to the fact that much of the UK’s infrastructure hasn’t been designed to cope with the changing climate. read more »


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