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Polluter pays: How can governments build public support for carbon taxes?

Polluter pays: How can governments build public support for carbon taxes?

in the news Nicholas Stern  31 July, 2018

Business Green, 31st July 2018


Hundreds are dying from ignorance of rising heatwave risks

a commentary by Bob Ward  25 July, 2018

Hundreds of people are likely to die over the next few days as heatwave conditions worsen across much of the UK. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if … read more »


‘The Australian’ promotes Bjorn Lomborg’s lukewarmer propaganda

‘The Australian’ promotes Bjorn Lomborg’s lukewarmer propaganda

a commentary by Bob Ward  16 July, 2018

A new article in ‘The Australian’ exposes once again the hypocrisy of the newspaper’s editor, John Lehmann, and the shameless myth-making about climate change carried out by Dr Bjorn Lomborg. … read more »


Climate change will force us to redefine economic growth

Climate change will force us to redefine economic growth

in the news Nicholas Stern  11 July, 2018

World Economic Forum, 11 July 2018


East African hydropower: the full impact of Voith’s new hub

East African hydropower: the full impact of Voith’s new hub

in the news Declan Conway  10 July, 2018

Power Technology, 10 July 2018


UK’s May must help Trump see the light on climate change

UK’s May must help Trump see the light on climate change

in the news Bob Ward  9 July, 2018

The Hill, 9 July 2018


President Trump’s inaction on climate change is putting UK’s national security at risk, British researchers warn Prime Minister

Press release  9 July, 2018

More than 130 of the United Kingdom’s climate change researchers have urged the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, to challenge President Trump about climate change during his visit later this … read more »


graph of trust correlation with compliance

Businesses from trusting countries are more likely to comply with environmental regulations

a commentary by Ara Jo  5 July, 2018

What affects how compliant businesses are with environmental regulations? Traditional enforcement measures such as fines and inspections by authorities can be an effective deterrent for rule-breaking. Recent research has also … read more »


From mission to supervision: putting sustainable prosperity on the agenda of the Dutch Central Bank

Commentary  4 July, 2018

Frank Elderson, Member of the Governing Board of De Nederlandsche Bank and Chair of the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) describes how sustainability became part of our agenda for the board of De Nederlandsche Bank and how central banks are now cooperating on sustainable finance, read more »


Simon Dietz given European Award for Researchers in Environmental Economics under the Age of 40

Simon Dietz given European Award for Researchers in Environmental Economics under the Age of 40

an announcement featuring Simon Dietz  29 June, 2018

The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) has inaugurated a new European Award for Researchers in Environmental Economics under the Age of Forty. The first recipitient of the … read more »