Prof. Samuel Fankhauser

Co-Director

Sam has been Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment since March 2011, along with Prof Simon Dietz.

Sam joined the Grantham Research Institute in 2008 as a Principal Research Fellow. He also holds the following positions:

Background

Before joining the Grantham Research Institute, Sam served as Deputy Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He has also worked at the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility and in the private sector. From 2008 to 2016 he was a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change.

Sam has studied economics at the University of Berne (Switzerland), the London School of Economics and University College London.

Research interests

  • The economics of adaptation to climate change;
  • Climate finance and the functioning of carbon markets;
  • Climate change policy in the UK.

 

Working paper  23 March, 2017

Economic growth and development with low-carbon energy

Energy is needed for economic growth, and access to cheap, reliable energy is an essential development objective. However, in the future access to fossil fuel-based energy will need to be … read more »

Research article  6 January, 2017

Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Bangladesh and Pakistan

Shaikh M.S.U. Eskander, Samuel Fankhauser, and Shikha Jha ADB Economics Working Paper Series, December 2016

2016

Working paper  11 November, 2016

Adaptation to climate change

This article reviews the economic and analytical challenges of adaptation to climate change. read more »

Working paper  17 October, 2016

Climate change, development, poverty and economics

Putting the SDGs and Paris Agreement together, the agreements of 2015 have given us, for the first time, a global agenda for sustainable development applying to all countries. This paper sets out the implications of this agenda, and climate change in particular, for development economics and development policy. read more »

Book  8 September, 2016

The Economics of Climate-Resilient Development

Some climate change is now inevitable and strategies to adapt to these changes are quickly developing. The question is particularly paramount for low-income countries, which are likely to be most … read more »

2015

Research article  8 September, 2015

The political economy of passing climate change legislation: evidence from a survey

This paper reviews the main domestic factors that drive legislation on climate change. read more »

Research article  21 July, 2015

Where are the gaps in climate finance?

Climate change cannot be addressed unless developed and developing countries alike invest heavily in low-carbon technologies and climate-resilient practices. Access to finance has therefore become central to climate change policy. … read more »

Research article  13 February, 2015

Development Aid and Climate Finance

This paper discusses the implications of climate change for official transfers from rich countries (the North) to poor countries (the South) when the motivation for transfers is ethical rather than strategic. read more »

Research article  29 January, 2015

Do international factors influence the passage of climate change legislation?

The number of climate change laws in major economies has grown from less than 40 in 1997 to almost 500 at the end of 2013. The passage of these laws is influenced by both domestic and international factors. This paper reviews the main international factors, drawing on a powerful new dataset of climate legislation in 66 national jurisdictions. We find that the propensity to legislate on climate change is heavily influenced by the passage of similar laws elsewhere, suggesting a strong and so far under-appreciated role for international policy diffusion. read more »

2014

Research article  24 November, 2014

Financing for Sustainable Development

Fankhauser, S. and D.W. Pearce (2014). Book chapter in: G. Atkinson, S. Dietz, E. Neumayer and M. Agarwala, eds. Handbook of Sustainable Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Book  11 July, 2014

Financing for Sustainable Development

Fankhauser, S. and D.W. Pearce (2014). in: Handbook of Sustainable Development. G. Atkinson, S. Dietz, E. Neumayer and M. Agarwala, eds. 2014. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. – Link to publisher

Research article  29 May, 2014

Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries?

This paper analyses the link between income and adaptation to climate events theoretically and empirically. read more »

Working paper  3 April, 2014

Domestic dynamics and international influence: What explains the passage of climate change legislation?

This paper analyses national and international factors that drive the adoption of legislation on climate change. Our unique dataset of climate laws identifies 419 pieces of … read more »

2013

Research article  12 October, 2013

Who will win the green race? In search of environmental competitiveness and innovation

Fankhauser, Samuel, Bowen, Alex, Calel, Raphael, Dechezlepretre, Antoine, Grover, David, Rydge, James and Sato, Misato (2013) Who will win the green race? In search of environmental competitiveness and innovation. Global … read more »

Working paper  28 September, 2013

Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries?

Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries? read more »

Working paper  1 August, 2013

Development aid and climate finance

This paper discusses the implications of climate change for official transfers from rich countries (the North) to poor countries (the South). The concern is no longer … read more »

Research article  25 April, 2013

How national legislation can help to solve climate change

Reference Townshend, T., Fankhauser, S., Aybar, R., Collins, M., Landesman, T., Nachmany, M., and Pavese, C. April 2013. How national legislation can help to solve climate change. Nature Climate Change, v.3, pp.430-432.

2012

Working paper  1 November, 2012

Who will win the green race? In search of environmental competitiveness and innovation

As the world considers greener forms of economic growth, countries and sectors are beginning to position themselves for the emerging green economy. This paper combines patent … read more »

2011

Research article  20 October, 2011

The green growth narrative: paradigm shift or just spin?

Reference Bowen, A., and Fankhauser, S. October 2011. The green growth narrative: paradigm shift or just spin? Global Environmental Change, v.21, pp.1157-1159. External link to full article|

Research article  19 October, 2011

Do climate targets work?

It is only a small exaggeration to say that climate change policy is dominated by targets. Internationally, the emission reduction commitments of industrialized countries are the cornerstone of the … read more »

Research article  19 September, 2011

Legislating climate change on a national level

Reference Townshend, T., Fankhauser, S., Matthews, A., Feger, C., Liu, J., and Narciso, T. September 2011. Legislating climate change on a national level. Environment, v.53, pp.5-16.

Research article  23 May, 2011

Spending adaptation money wisely

Discussions about adaptation finance have largely concentrated on process: how money should be raised and how adaptation spending should be governed and monitored. This article seeks to move the … read more »

Working paper  1 February, 2011

Combining multiple climate policy instruments: how not to do it

Putting a price on carbon is critical for climate change policy. Increasingly, policy makers combine multiple policy tools to achieve this, for example, by complementing cap-and-trade … read more »

Research article  20 January, 2011

Low-carbon development for the least developed countries

The contribution of the least developed countries (LDCs) to the greenhouse gas problem is very small. LDCs accounted for just over 4% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in … read more »

Working paper  1 January, 2011

Spending adaptation money wisely

The discussions about adaptation finance have mostly been about process: how money should be raised and how adaptation spending should be governed and monitored. This paper … read more »

2010

Research article  18 December, 2010

Combining multiple climate policy instruments: How not to do it

Putting a price on carbon is critical for climate change policy. Increasingly, policymakers combine multiple policy tools to achieve this, for example by complementing cap-and-trade schemes with a carbon … read more »

Research article  18 September, 2010

Market and policy driven adaptation: an alternative perspective

The policy debate on climate change distinguishes two generic response options. The first (and more prominent) option is mitigation. Mitigation addresses the causes of climate change by reducing the … read more »

Research article  19 August, 2010

Environmental prices, uncertainty and learning

There is an increasing demand for putting a shadow price on the environment to guide public policy and incentivize private behaviour. In practice, setting that price can be extremely … read more »

Research article  18 August, 2010

Designing carbon markets. Part I: carbon markets in time

This paper analyses the design of carbon markets in time (i.e., intertemporally). It is part of a twin set of papers that ask, starting from first principles, what an … read more »

Research article  18 August, 2010

Designing carbon markets. Part II: carbon markets in space

Designing carbon markets read more »

Research article  19 July, 2010

Adaptation investments: a resource allocation framework

Additional finance for adaptation is an important element of the emerging international climate change framework. This paper discusses how adaptation funding may be allocated among developing countries in a … read more »

Research article  18 January, 2010

The costs of adaptation

The costs of adaptation read more »

Research article  18 January, 2010

The economics of the CDM levy: revenue potential, tax incidence and distortionary effects

A levy on the Clean Development Mechanism and other carbon trading schemes is a potential source of finance for climate change adaptation. An adaptation levy of 2% is currently … read more »

2009

Working paper  1 November, 2009

The carbon market in 2020: volumes, prices and gains from trade

Carbon markets are central to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We introduce a new carbon market model that aims to simulate the development … read more »

Working paper  1 September, 2009

The costs of adaptation

Policy interest in the cost of adaptation is growing, but compared to the mitigation cost literature, adaptation cost research is still in its infancy. Global adaptation … read more »

Working paper  1 July, 2009

Carbon markets in space and time

We analyse the design of carbon markets in time (intertemporally) and space (geographically) from first principles, starting initially with a relatively clean slate and asking what … read more »

Working paper  1 June, 2009

The Clean Development Mechanism: too flexible to produce sustainable development benefits?

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol has a dual objective: to encourage low-cost emission reduction and to promote sustainable development in the host … read more »

Working paper  1 May, 2009

The economics of the CDM levy: Revenue potential, tax incidence and distortionary effects

A levy on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and other carbon trading schemes is a potential source of finance for climate change adaptation. An adaptation levy … read more »

2008

Research article  17 March, 2008

Climate change, innovation and jobs

The employment effect of climate policy has emerged as an important concern of policy makers, not least in the USA. Yet the impact of climate policy on jobs is … read more »

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Policy report  9 May, 2017

Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2017 update

This report summarises key trends in climate change legislation and litigation. It is the sixth stock-take in a series of global Climate Legislation Studies that dates back to 2010. read more »

Policy report  24 April, 2017

UK export opportunities in the low-carbon economy

This policy brief outlines the opportunities and threats to trade in low-carbon goods and services in the UK. read more »

2016

Policy presentation  19 December, 2016

Brexit: implications on climate policy

Presentation given at the LSE Conference ‘Britain and Europe: Towards Brexit?’ in Brussels on 8th December 2016. read more »

Policy presentation  16 December, 2016

Implications of Brexit on Climate Policy

Presentation given at the Britain and Europe: Towards Brexit? LSE Workshop on 6 December 2016.

Policy report  4 November, 2016

Should we tax or trade carbon?

Published in: Bridging the Ambition Gap:  The Rise, Reach and Power of Carbon Markets. 13th Edition of Greenhouse Gas Market Report. 2016. External link to publisher

Policy presentation  21 September, 2016

A Fit-for-Purpose Energy Policy for the European Union

Presentation to the British Institute of Energy Economics Conference in Oxford on 21 September 2016.

Policy report  26 January, 2016

‘Green growth’ and the new Industrial Revolution

This policy brief summarises the main policy implications of a two-year research programme, sponsored by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), which aimed to contribute to the growing evidence base on green growth. read more »

2015

Policy paper  23 November, 2015

Consultation response: ‘Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape'

This policy paper was submitted to HM Treasury in response to its consultation on 'Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape'. read more »

Policy paper  19 October, 2015

Climate change and migration in developing countries: evidence and implications for PRISE countries

This paper looks at the economic aspects of migration in six semi-arid countries that are the focus of the PRISE (Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies) project: Burkina Faso, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and Tajikistan. read more »

Policy paper  21 September, 2015

Climate change adaptation in dynamic economies

Adaptation presents developing countries with the ultimate dual challenge – building a rapidly evolving, sustainable economy within an environment increasingly altered by the impacts of climate change. To meet this challenge, adaptation policy must find balance and create synergy between the two, as climate resilience and economic resilience go hand in hand. read more »

Policy report  1 July, 2015

2015 Climate Legislation Study

This report summarises the main insights from the 2015 Global Climate Legislation Study. It is the fifth edition in a series dating back to 2010 (Townshend et al., 2011). Detailed … read more »

2014

Policy paper  20 December, 2014

Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change on ‘ Fuelling the debate: Committee successes and future challenges ’

Outlines the main energy and climate change challenges in the UK over the next five-year term read more »

Policy paper  20 December, 2014

Submission to inquiry on ‘Environmental risks of fracking’ by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee

This is a submission by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and … read more »

Policy paper  18 March, 2014

Walking alone? How the UK's carbon targets compare with its competitors'

The UK Government is reviewing the fourth carbon budget for the period  2023-27. The Committee on Climate Change has recommended that the budget, which was originally legislated in … read more »

Policy report  1 February, 2014

The GLOBE climate legislation study: a review of climate change legislation in 66 countries

Note: New and updated 2015 edition available The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study is the most comprehensive audit of climate legislation across 66 countries, together responsible for around 88% of global … read more »

Policy paper  1 February, 2014

Non-economic losses in the context of the UNFCCC work programme on loss and damage

Sam Fankhauser, Simon Dietz and Phillip Gradwell

2013

Policy report  4 November, 2013

Energy use policies and carbon pricing in the UK

Energy use policies and carbon pricing in the UK read more »

Policy paper  1 November, 2013

Climate change policies and the UK business sector: overview, impacts and suggestions for reform

The UK has a complex system of energy taxes which affect the business sector. Overlaps between taxes mean that carbon prices are uneven across sectors and fuels, and … read more »

Policy report  1 March, 2013

An Independent National Adaptation Programme for England

An Independent National Adaptation Programme for England read more »

Policy report  1 March, 2013

A UK 'dash' for smart gas

Shifting from coal to natural gas for electricity generation can help the UK power sector to decarbonise in the near term. With good planning and investment, natural gas can support the development of a low-carbon power sector by providing essential backup for intermittent renewables, but could only play a bigger role longer-term if fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. However, a new UK ‘dash’ for gas on the assumption of low prices is a risky economic and environmental option. A lower risk option is a ‘dash’ for smart gas; using natural gas in those areas where it offers the greatest value in decarbonising the power sector. read more »

Policy report  20 January, 2013

The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study: a review of climate change legislation in 33 countries

Note: New and updated 2015 edition is available Terry Townshend, Sam Fankhauser, Rafael Aybar, Murray Collins, Tucker Landesman, Michal Nachmany and Carolina Pavese [Eds.]), third Edition – External link to … read more »

2012


Policy paper  1 June, 2012

A strategic approach to adaptation in Europe

Adaptation to climate change will be a permanent feature of decision making from now on. As such it is important to go about it in a strategic, rational way. … read more »

Policy paper  1 January, 2012

A practitioner's guide to a low-carbon economy: lessons from the UK

This paper identifies practical lessons for policy makers that seek to decarbonise their economies, drawing primarily on the UK experience. There are five main conclusions. First, decarbonisation needs a … read more »

2011

Policy paper  1 January, 2011

The 'surrender charge' on international units in the Australian ETS

Cameron Hepburn, Sarah Chapman, Baran Doda, Chris Duffy, Samuel Fankhauser, James Rydge, Kathryn Smith, Luca Taschini and Alessandro Vitelli

2010

Policy report  1 September, 2010

Adaptation in the UK: a decision-making process

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges we face. It will impact the UK population, environment and economy in many ways; including health, water supplies, food, … read more »

Policy paper  1 February, 2010

From adaptation to climate-resilient development: the costs of climate-proofing the Millennium Development Goals in Africa

Socio-economic development and adaptation to climate change are closely intertwined. Adaptation is increasingly described as climate resilient development or development under a hostile climate. In support of this view, … read more »

Policy paper  1 February, 2010

The allocation of adaptation funding

Providing additional finance for adaptation is a key element of the emerging international climate change framework. This paper discusses how adaptation funding may be allocated among developing countries in a … read more »

2009

Policy report  1 February, 2009

An outline of the case for a 'green' stimulus

Alex Bowen, Samuel Fankhauser, Nicholas Stern and Dimitri Zenghelis  

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In the news  10 May, 2017

Sam Fankhauser on Laws in Support of Climate Action

UNFCC Conference on 9 May

In the news  10 May, 2017

The number of laws to combat global warming has exploded in 20 years

France24, Sébastian Seibt, 10 May 2017

In the news  9 May, 2017

Stay in or leave the Paris climate deal? Lessons from Kyoto

A recent study from the Grantham Research Institute found that the mere existence of Paris had prodded dozens of countries to enact new clean-energy laws. read more »

In the news  9 May, 2017

Climate change laws exceed 1,200 worldwide, finds LSE study

Nations around the world have adopted more than 1,200 laws to curb climate change, up from about 60 two decades ago, a sign of widening efforts to limit rising temperatures, according to a new study. read more »

In the news  10 April, 2017

Paris Agreement: the United States divided, China determined (VIDEO)

Quebec Huffington Post, 10 May 2017

Commentary  16 January, 2017

With or without you? Why the European Union’s climate targets will be harder to meet post-Brexit

The UK has played an important role in shaping and advancing European action on climate change. Without it, other Member States will find themselves picking up the slack or the EU will miss its greenhouse gas target for 2030, write Maria Carvalho and Sam Fankhauser. read more »

2016

Commentary  18 July, 2016

Why the end of DECC could be good news on climate change

What does the creation of a new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) mean for climate change policy? The move has variously been described as the abolition of … read more »

In the news  5 April, 2016

Mary Robinson: ‘climate justice’ must play a key role in the Paris Agreement

The Conversation, 16 March

In the news  5 April, 2016

Green groups condemn Budget's oil tax breaks

BBC, 16 March

In the news  4 January, 2016

Opec faces a mortal threat from electric cars

Telegraph, 23 December


In the news  4 January, 2016

Paris leaves lot of hard work to do

Korea Times, 14 December

2015

In the news  8 December, 2015

How to make UK energy policy more predictable again

LSE Politics Blog, 8 December 2015

In the news  8 December, 2015

How to make UK energy policy more predictable again

Co-Director, Sam Fankhauser explains that making strategy and decision-making more transparent, and delegating regulation to independent bodies, are steps that will help depoliticise the UK energy sector and increase investor trust. read more »

In the news  4 December, 2015

The climate summit can deliver

The Gulf, 1 December This content is no longer available online.

Commentary  19 October, 2015

Current events in Europe show how quickly a migrant and refugee crisis can escalate

Does a new study on the effects of climate change on migration patterns in developing countries have any implications for the current refugee crisis in Europe? read more »

Commentary  23 September, 2015

Climate resilience and economic resilience go hand in hand

Developing countries should tackle the twin opportunities of climate resilience and economic resilience together argue Adriana Kocornik-Mina and Samuel Fankhauser. read more »

In the news  14 July, 2015

Green energy sector attacks chancellor's changes to climate change levy

The Guardian, 9 July

In the news  17 June, 2015

Keeping Europe’s climate policy on track

Samuel Fankhauser looks ahead to December’s climate summit in Paris and argues for a more proactive policy to keep Europe at the forefront of the fight against global warming. read more »

2014

In the news  14 November, 2014

Is climate change a global benefit?

Committee on Climate Change Blog

In the news  29 September, 2014

Climate Challenges

BBC World Service, In the Balance, 28 September 2014: Following the major United Nations climate gathering in New York we ask if the summit’s premise – that economic growth is … read more »

In the news  15 July, 2014

We need a stronger carbon price to justify shale

Professor Samuel Fankhauser examines the policy measures needed to ensure shale gas extraction is commensurate with our wider climate change objectives read more »

In the news  19 March, 2014

Financial markets should take climate policy more seriously

The Conversation

2013

Grantham Research Institute wins Platinum Green Impact award
Announcement  20 May, 2013

Grantham Research Institute wins Platinum Green Impact award

The Grantham Research Institute has been awarded the prestigious platinum award for its Green Impact sustainability programme. Green Impact is a nationally run programme led by the National Union of Students (NUS), which assesses university departments’ actions to reduce their environmental impact and promote sustainability among staff and students. read more »

Announcement  14 January, 2013

New public event: Grantham to join expert panel at annual Oxford student climate change

On 26 January, Institute members Sam Fankhauser and Naomi Hicks will be joining a number of environment experts at the Said Business School to present at the annual Oxford Climate … read more »

2011

Commentary  21 November, 2011

Reports spell double trouble for the climate

There have been two sobering climate change statistics recently. First we learnt that despite a sluggish economy, global emissions of carbon dioxide grew by a whopping 6 per cent between 2009 … read more »

Announcement  20 October, 2011

Samuel Fankhauser on roundtable discussion on a framework for a sustainable economy

Grantham’s Acting Co-Director, Sam Fankhauser, will be discussion ‘Sustainable economy in 2040: A roadmap for capital market’ as part of a roundtable discussion on the recent Forum for the Future/Aviva … read more »

Commentary  26 August, 2011

Green growth: paradigm shift or just spin?

There is much talk at the moment about green growth – environmentally sustainable, biodiverse, low-carbon and climate-resilient growth in human prosperity. Climate & Development Knowledge Network

Commentary  6 June, 2011

Fighting climate change in Africa

How can Africa make a meaningful contribution to the global effort against climate change? That was the premise of a recent event here at LSE. Professor Samuel Fankhauser, Co-Director of … read more »

Commentary  15 April, 2011

Carbon trading: a good idea is going through a bad patch

Like other commodity markets, the “global” carbon market is in fact a series of smaller, differentiated trading platforms and products, which makes trading carbon both interesting and complex. The European … read more »

Commentary  28 March, 2011

China gets serious about curtailing its carbon emissions

Britain’s carbon budgets are domestic emissions objectives, adopted because they make sense for the UK. But climate change is a global problem. Committee on climate change – blog

2009

Commentary  6 December, 2009

If It Warms Up, Who's Going to Pay?

Samuel Fankhauser outlines the areas of dispute—as well as possible compromises  

Commentary  24 April, 2009

Tiny steps in a marathon

Nicholas Stern, Alex Bowen and Sam Fankhauser: We still have a long way to go, but this week’s climate decisions inch us towards the big target the Guardian

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Public Lectures 14 Nov 2017

Public lecture | How many people can Earth support in comfort

London School of Economics and Political Science public lecture featuring Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, hosted by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, introduced and chaired by Professor … read more »

LSE Executive Education Courses 12 Jun 2017

LSE Executive Education course | Climate change: economics and governance

This multi-disciplinary five-day course provides an in-depth overview of the economics and governance of climate change, and the risks and opportunities they present for a range of organisations. read more »

Seminars 5 Jun 2017

Webinar | Climate Change Laws of the World – global trends in legislation and litigation - video

The webinar marks the launch of ‘Climate Change Laws of the World’ (formerly ‘the Global Climate Legislation Study). read more »

Public Lectures 23 Feb 2017

Climate change: from challenge to opportunity - video

In conversation with Patricia Espinosa, hosted by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.   Following its adoption … read more »

2016

Book Launch 8 Sep 2016

Book launch | The economics of climate-resilient development

Professor Sam Fankhauser and Dr Thomas McDermott host a panel debate to launch their new edited volume ‘The Economics of Climate-Resilient Development‘. The panel includes a number of the contributors to the … read more »

Seminars 20 Jun 2016

Grantham Seminar | Nature and wealth: overcoming environmental scarcity and inequality

Grantham seminar introduced and chaired by Prof. Samuel Fankhauser, Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute Prof. Edward B. Barbier, John S. Bugas Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, University … read more »

LSE Executive Education Courses 13 Jun 2016

LSE Executive Summer School | Climate change: economics and governance

This multi-disciplinary five-day course provides an in-depth overview of the economics and governance of climate change, and the risks and opportunities they present for a range of organisations. The course … read more »

Public Lectures 18 Feb 2016

VIDEO Public lecture | We'll always have Paris: COP21 and the new political economy of climate change

Michael Jacobs explores both the causes and the consequences of the Paris Agreement in this LSE public lecture. read more »

Grantham Workshop 17 Feb 2016

Grantham Workshop | Outcomes of COP 21 in Paris and implications for the research agenda

Grantham Workshop on 17 February hosts an interactive discussion panel ‘Outcomes of COP 21 in Paris and implications for the research agenda’. Agenda: 1. Overview of the outcomes of Paris and emerging policy questions-Presentation … read more »

2015

Public Lectures 22 Oct 2015

Video - Paris and beyond: lecture by World Bank Group VP, Rachel Kyte

World Bank Vice Group President Rachel Kyte looks beyond a potential climate deal at the Paris summit and asks how an orderly transition to zero carbon growth could be managed and financed. read more »

LSE Executive Education Courses 29 Jun 2015

LSE Executive Summer School | Climate change: economics and governance

This multi-disciplinary five-day course provides an in-depth overview of the economics and governance of climate change, and the risks and opportunities they present for a range of organisations. read more »

Conferences 26 Mar 2015

Green Growth and the New Industrial Revolution

Keynote Speakers Professor Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford and Grantham Research Institute Simon Upton, Environment Director, OECD Chairs Professor Dame Judith Rees, Grantham Research Institute Professor Sam Fankhauser, Grantham Research … read more »

2014

LSE Executive Education Courses 23 Jun 2014

Climate Change: Economics and Governance

This multi-disciplinary five-day course provides an in-depth overview of the economics and governance of climate change read more »

2013

Public Lectures 16 May 2013

Dr James Hansen - Itinerant Farming to White House Arrests: a scientist’s view of the climate crisis

The unfolding human-made climate crisis seems almost surrealistic from a scientific perspective. As knowledge of a climate emergency improves, policies change in ways that exacerbate rather than mitigate the situation. … read more »

Research Seminar Series 13 Feb 2013

Sam Fankhauser - Who Will Win the Green Race?

Speaker: Prof Sam Fankhauser, GRI/LSE read more »

2010

Grantham Workshop, Policy Seminars 2 Nov 2010

Current Challenges in the Carbon Markets

Current Challenges in the Carbon Markets read more »

2009

Policy Seminars 27 Oct 2009

Climate Change Policy: why has so little been achieved?

While the scientific evidence for climate change grows, the policy responses have so far had little or no impact on the build-up of emissions. Why does the disconnect between science … read more »

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2016

Book  8 September, 2016

The Economics of Climate-Resilient Development

Some climate change is now inevitable and strategies to adapt to these changes are quickly developing. The question is particularly paramount for low-income countries, which are likely to be most … read more »

2014

Book  11 July, 2014

Financing for Sustainable Development

Fankhauser, S. and D.W. Pearce (2014). in: Handbook of Sustainable Development. G. Atkinson, S. Dietz, E. Neumayer and M. Agarwala, eds. 2014. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. – Link to publisher

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