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Why the Chancellor’s statement on the cost of a net-zero transition in the UK could imperil the country’s climate ambitions

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis  6 June, 2019

Dimitri Zenghelis explains why the British Chancellor’s assertion that a net-zero economy in the UK will cost more than £1 trillion by 2050 is simply wrong. read more »


New funding for local climate change projects announced

Press release  5 June, 2019

Funding of up to £75,000 to support local climate action in the UK has been announced by the Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN). Proposals are invited for the first round … read more »


Green growth or no growth?

a commentary by Alex Bowen  4 June, 2019

Alex Bowen contends that policymakers should react to the climate emergency by adopting the new ‘green growth’ paradigm, changing the nature of economic growth by moving the emphasis away from resource exploitation and towards the generation and use of ideas. read more »


Government has now been “passed the baton” of net zero climate change target

Press release  2 May, 2019

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today (Thursday 2nd May) published its report ‘Net Zero The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming’ which sets out advice to government on … read more »


What is net zero?

a commentary by Josh Burke  30 April, 2019

What does ‘net-zero’ emissions mean and what are the challenges – from technological to moral – to achieving it, in the UK and worldwide? read more »


Remarks on “development and growth” by Nicholas Stern

Remarks on “development and growth” by Nicholas Stern

an announcement featuring Nicholas Stern  26 April, 2019

Edited version (with references) of a talk given by Nicholas Stern for Jim Mirrlees’ Memorial Conference at Nuffield College, Oxford on 26 April 2019.


Reforms hold promise of high-quality growth

Reforms hold promise of high-quality growth

in the news Nicholas Stern  22 April, 2019

China Daily Global, 22 April 2019


A zero-emissions UK is a huge task. But the benefits will also be huge

In the news  21 April, 2019

Major action is needed to achieve zero net emissions by 2050. But it will make Britain’s economy cleaner, smarter and more efficient. We must not delay says Bob Ward read more »


Nicholas Stern: ‘The world cannot go net zero unless China does’

Nicholas Stern: ‘The world cannot go net zero unless China does’

in the news Nicholas Stern  18 April, 2019

The renowned British economist discusses the importance of investing in the environment and social cohesion read more »


Nobel for Economics 2018 – a question of imbalance

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis  5 April, 2019

Dimitri Zenghelis explains why Paul Romer’s theory of endogenous growth can be harnessed to direct and design a net-zero-carbon future while using William Nordhaus’s DICE and RICE models may already have proved truly damaging. read more »