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Climate crisis: UK cannot reach net zero emissions ‘if ministers remain fixed on economic growth’

Climate crisis: UK cannot reach net zero emissions ‘if ministers remain fixed on economic growth’

in the news Josh Burke  29 August, 2019

This article reflects on comments made by the government’s chief environment scientist on the UK’s net zero target. In the article Josh Burke refers to research by the Grantham Research Institute which shows how achieving net zero and maintaining economic growth are not mutually exclusive. read more »


Interview about carbon offsetting for air travel

in the news Michal Nachmany  22 August, 2019

Michal Nachmany talks on the Victoria Derbyshire show (46 mins in) about why carbon offsetting is a good way to deal with essential travel, but the real solution is in research and development of electric vehicles for short-haul flights and alternative biofuels for longer-distance travel. 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

in the news Arlan Brucal  16 August, 2019

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 »


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