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Britain pledges to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Britain pledges to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

in the news Bob Ward  12 June, 2019

Bob Ward comments on the decision by the UK Prime Minister to put forward legislation that will commit the United Kingdom to eliminating its contribution to climate change by 2050. read more »

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Prime Minister deserves “great credit” for 2050 net-zero target, says Lord Stern

Press release  12 June, 2019

Lord Stern welcomes the “historic move” by the UK Government to set a target for cutting annual emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050. 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 »

Why Germany should introduce an ambitious carbon price

a commentary by Simon Dietz, Tobias Kruse, Isabella Neuweg, Lutz Sager  6 June, 2019

Simon Dietz, Tobias Kruse, Isabella Neuweg and Lutz Sager argue that Germany should set out a clear plan for a stronger carbon price as an effective route for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that can also improve the circumstances of lower-income households. read more »

Politics given precedence over climate targets

Politics given precedence over climate targets

in the news Sam Fankhauser  6 June, 2019

The report that the UK government is allegedly preparing to use previous overperformance in reducing carbon emissions when calculating its carbon budget for up to 2027 indicates a worrying willingness to game the system on meeting crucial climate change targets says Sam Fankhauser in this letter to the FT.
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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 »

TV Interview with Sky News on President Trump’s UK state visit

in the news Michal Nachmany  4 June, 2019

.@NachmanyMichal from Grantham Institute and our Spokesperson Network on the damage of Trump's climate change denial 'putting not only American lives and livelihoods at risk but also British lives and … 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 »

The ‘Climate Spring’ of 2019: what it means for finance

a commentary by Nick Robins  3 June, 2019

Nick Robins explores what the recent upsurge in commitment to a net-zero economy could mean for Europe’s financial system. read more »

Why sustainability means leaving behind old approaches to teaching finance

Commentary  3 June, 2019

Dirk Schoenmaker describes a novel approach to teaching the new generation of sustainable financiers. He presents a four-stage framework in which his favoured configuration, Sustainable Finance 2.0, monetises the social and environmental aspects, placing them on a par with the financial dimension. read more »