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Covid-19, emissions trading and the implications for a future UK ETS

Covid-19, emissions trading and the implications for a future UK ETS

a commentary by Josh Burke, Luca Taschini  31 March, 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on the price of carbon illustrates just how important it is to build flexibility into cap-and-trade systems and this is something policymakers should remember for the design of the UK’s post-Brexit emissions trading system, argue Josh Burke and Luca Taschini. read more »


Why Japan is leading the TCFD wave

Commentary  24 March, 2020

In this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership series, Satoshi Ikeda sets out the reasons why Japan is leading the way in terms of businesses committing to reporting using the recommendations of the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). read more »


What should investors know about the current state of corporate climate action?

What should investors know about the current state of corporate climate action?

a commentary by Simon Dietz, Valentin Julius Jahn, Jolien Noels  24 March, 2020

How much progress are companies really making on climate change and to what extent are they on course to deliver the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change? This commentary highlights the main findings from the new report from the investor-backed Transition Pathway Initiative. read more »


Coronavirus update

Announcement  18 March, 2020

As from Thursday 19th March 2020 the Grantham Research Institute’s offices at LSE will be closed until further notice. All forthcoming events through until at least the end of April 2020 have also been cancelled. The closure of our offices and cancellation of events reflects the Institute’s and LSE’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our community. read more »


Response from Lord Stern to Budget 2020

Press release  11 March, 2020

Responding to today’s Budget, Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London … read more »


Institute contributes to Lloyd’s report on insurance for a low carbon economy

Institute contributes to Lloyd’s report on insurance for a low carbon economy

an announcement featuring Swenja Surminski, Joana Setzer  11 March, 2020

The Grantham Research Institute has contributed to a new report on the transition to a low-carbon economy, published by Lloyd’s of London in collaboration with Vivid Economics.  Dr Swenja Surminski … read more »


Zero emissions goal: the mess of Britain’s carbon taxes

Zero emissions goal: the mess of Britain’s carbon taxes

in the news Nicholas Stern  10 March, 2020

This article considers the role of carbon taxes is helping the UK achieve its net zero goal. In the article Nicholas Stern is quoted as calling for a clear and much higher carbon price as says that revenue generated can be used in part to help people who might be hit by price rises at the lower end of income distribution. read more »


New reports find that a well-designed carbon tax could leave low-income households better off and drive the transition to a net-zero economy

Press release  9 March, 2020

The UK government should consider a broader-based carbon tax that is distributionally fair and consistent with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as the current economic framework for decarbonisation in the UK … read more »


UK Budget needs to include major zero-carbon investments to reposition its economy in next decade

Press release  4 March, 2020

This year’s Budget, due to be announced next week, should mark the beginning of massive and long-term investment in zero-carbon infrastructure, new skills and sustainable innovation if the UK is … read more »


Oil and gas industry must own its transition to net zero emissions

a commentary by Bob Ward  3 March, 2020

On 25 February, I made a presentation at International Petroleum Week to make the case for the oil and gas industry to take ownership of the transition to net zero … read more »