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Capitalising on technological change and the low-carbon transition in the UK

a commentary by James Rydge, Ralf Martin, Anna Valero  3 December, 2018

Upon publication of a new special report for the LSE Growth Commission, the authors outline why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved. read more »


UK growth at risk if it is not sustainable, Government is warned

Press release  3 December, 2018

The UK Government could place its long-term economic prosperity at risk if it does not place action on climate change and sustainability at the heart of its growth strategy, according … read more »


Loss and Damage from climate change book now available as a free download

an announcement featuring Swenja Surminski  30 November, 2018

“Loss and Damage from Climate Change. Concepts, Methods and Policy Options”, which was recently launched at LSE, is now available as a free download. The book’s 22 chapters highlight state-of-the-art … read more »


Comment on public health emergency in summer 2018 as official new figures show hundreds died during heatwave in England and Wales

Press release  30 November, 2018

Commenting on the publication today (30 November 2018) by the Office of National Statistics of the ‘Excess winter mortality in England and Wales: 2017 to 2018 (provisional) and 2016 to … read more »


Climate change: UK summers could be over 5C warmer by 2070

Climate change: UK summers could be over 5C warmer by 2070

in the news David Stainforth  26 November, 2018

BBC News, 26 November 2018


UK summers could be over 5 degrees Celsius hotter by 2070

UK summers could be over 5 degrees Celsius hotter by 2070

in the news David Stainforth  26 November, 2018

CNN, 26 November 2018


‘Rebellion Day’ activists plan to block five London bridges

‘Rebellion Day’ activists plan to block five London bridges

in the news Swenja Surminski  17 November, 2018

Policies are lagging behind ambition when it comes to the UK response to climate change says Swenja Surminski. read more »


Insurance and climate risk: the critical role of regulators

Commentary  14 November, 2018

By Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner (January 2011–January 2019) Insurance regulators have a critical role to play in making sure insurance companies are addressing the risks associated with climate change. … read more »


Television interview on US national Climate Assessment

in the news Michal Nachmany  13 November, 2018

BBC News Channel, 24 November 2018


Why the UK Government has frozen fuel duty – again

a commentary by Jared J. Finnegan  12 November, 2018

New research into the link between political competition and fossil fuel taxation offers insight into the UK Government’s decision-making on fuel duty. Spoiler alert: it is all about electoral incentives. read more »