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At your service: how exporting more low-carbon services could enhance the UK’s future prosperity

a commentary by Maria Carvalho  16 August, 2017

The future of the UK’s trade with the EU and beyond is currently uncertain. What is certain is that the UK will need to secure trade deals to guarantee its … read more »


Confessions of an economist: Building a low carbon world

Confessions of an economist: Building a low carbon world

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis  3 August, 2017

Dimitri Zenghelis explains why economists should change their approach towards new technologies that combat climate change in this TEDxGoodenoughCollege event.


Comment on increasing household energy bills

Press release  1 August, 2017

Responding to speculation today about the cost of energy, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute … read more »


A large body of academic studies suggest climate change policies have had only a very small impact on competitiveness

a commentary by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Misato Sato  7 June, 2017

President Trump claimed that the Paris Agreement on climate change “disadvantages the United States to the exclusive benefit of other countries”. This commentary highlights a number of recent research papers which show no evidence for such claims. read more »


New study confirms climate impact of quantitative easing

New study confirms climate impact of quantitative easing

in the news Sini Matikainen  5 June, 2017

qe4people.eu, 5 June 2017


How “green” are bank policies to speed economic recovery?

a commentary by Sini Matikainen, Victoria Druce  30 May, 2017

Programmes by the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England designed to boost economic growth after the 2008 financial crash could inadvertently be giving high-carbon sectors an advantage over their low-carbon counterparts. These measures, including quantitative easing, may be coming to an end, but their ‘high-carbon skew’ could have a long term impact on the UK and Eurozone. read more »


Bank of England bond buying criticised for carbon skew

Bank of England bond buying criticised for carbon skew

in the news Sini Matikainen  30 May, 2017

Fund Strategy, 30 May 2017


Central banks inadvertently backing high-carbon companies with programmes to stimulate economic growth

Press release  30 May, 2017

More than half of corporate bond purchases by the Bank of England and European Central Bank (ECB) back carbon-intensive sectors, and may give them a disproportionate advantage over low-carbon sectors, … read more »



UK risks losing out on post-Brexit trade in low-carbon goods and services

Press release  24 April, 2017

The UK could lose out on the global trade in low-carbon goods and services, which could be worth more than £1 trillion a year by 2030, unless the current Government’s Industrial Strategy persuades companies to spend more on innovation, warns a new report. read more »


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