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Climate Change Will Cost Us Even More Than We Think

Climate Change Will Cost Us Even More Than We Think

in the news Nicholas Stern  23 October, 2019

A set of assumptions and practices in economics has led economists both to underestimate the economic impact of many climate risks, and to miss some of them entirely, say Professor Nicholas Stern and Dr. Naomi Oreskes, professor of the history of science at Harvard University, in a new opinion piece for the New York Times. read more »


Addressing the impacts of climate change through an effective Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage

Addressing the impacts of climate change through an effective Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage

a commentary by Rebecca Byrnes, Swenja Surminski  16 October, 2019

Rebecca Byrnes and Swenja Surminski outline progress of actions taken under the Warsaw International Mechanisms on Loss and Damage – which is designed to help countries deal with the harm caused by climate change – and how to enhance its effectiveness, as the COP25 climate conference gears up to reviewing the mechanism in December. read more »


The biggest boom will be the unavoidable one

The biggest boom will be the unavoidable one

in the news Swenja Surminski  15 October, 2019

Adapting to climate change is going to cost many trillions. Yet so far, only a trickle of money is being put towards it. What is causing this baffling blockage in financial markets, and how can it be unlocked? read more »


Another lukewarmer promotes unscientific climate change denial in the ‘Daily Mail’

a commentary by Bob Ward  11 October, 2019

With Extinction Rebellion bringing parts of London to a standstill, right-wing national newspapers have been growing increasingly desperate in their attacks on the protests, while also giving more space to … read more »


Politics Live interview

Politics Live interview

in the news Nicholas Stern  8 October, 2019

In this interview Lord Stern says that Extinction Rebellion are “absolutely right to underline the urgency of this challenge”, but that reaching net-zero by 2025 would be “extremely difficult.” read more »


Extinction Rebellion: Meet the climate protesters blocking traffic in cities around the world

Extinction Rebellion: Meet the climate protesters blocking traffic in cities around the world

in the news Bob Ward, Robert Falkner  7 October, 2019

Robert Falkner and Bob Ward consider the impact of the Extinction Rebellion protests on policy making in the UK in this article looking at the tactics of the movement which has mounted protests around the world. read more »


How Britain ended its coal addiction

How Britain ended its coal addiction

in the news Josh Burke  1 October, 2019

In this article looking at the decline of coal use in the UK Josh Burke says a confluence of market drivers & regulatory interventions (in particular the introduction of a carbon price support scheme in 2013) have steered the UK away from coal. read more »


Climate change litigation targets super fund

Climate change litigation targets super fund

in the news Joana Setzer  1 October, 2019

Joana Setzer discusses the case of a 24 year-old Brisbane man is taking legal action against his superannuation fund for not factoring climate change into its investment decision. read more »


Investors have the power to play a critical role in diverting dangerous climate change – are they willing to use it?

Commentary  1 October, 2019

Adam C.T. Matthews and Rory Sullivan set out the ingredients for effective investor action on climate change, in this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership series. read more »


United Nations summit raises ambition on climate action

a commentary by Charlotte Taylor, Bob Ward  27 September, 2019

The Climate Action Summit, hosted on 23 September at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, succeeded in securing stronger action to reduce greenhouse gases, even though media … read more »