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Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change on ‘Linking Emissions Trading Systems’

Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change on ‘Linking Emissions Trading Systems’

a policy paper by Luca Taschini  16 October, 2014

Paper looks at what are the main challenges to linking emissions trading systems and what are the consequences of failing to address them adequately. read more »


Metal production

Steel Report: Carbon Control Post 2020 in Energy Intensive Industries

a policy paper by Misato Sato  15 October, 2014

Study demonstrates how a portfolio of low-carbon opportunities exists which can modernize the steel industry and achieve climate benefits at the same time. The study concludes that the European steel industry has to be highly energy-efficient and innovative to secure its future and that low-carbon transformation offers such a perspective. read more »


Why is geoengineering so tempting?

Why is geoengineering so tempting?

a working paper by Baran Doda  15 October, 2014

Geoengineering can be defined as the technologies that aim to deliberately alter geophysical mechanisms in order to alleviate the impacts of climate change. It has received increasing attention by economists … read more »


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Handbook of Sustainable Development

This Handbook takes stock of progress made in our understanding of what sustainable development actually is and how it can be measured and achieved. read more »


EU ETS, free allocations and activity level thresholds, the devil lies in the details

EU ETS, free allocations and activity level thresholds, the devil lies in the details

a working paper by Misato Sato  3 October, 2014

This paper investigates incentives for firms to increase output above the activity level thresholds (ALTs) in order to obtain more free allowances in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. While ALTs … read more »


FP7 Entracte project

FP7 Entracte project

a policy report by Luca Taschini  30 September, 2014

The second ENTRACTE newsletter reflects the contribution of the GRI/LSE research project for a functioning climate policy taking into account a careful design. It gives an overview about recent research on carbon market oversight and the EU ETS reform. read more »


Climate change and International River Boundaries: fixed points in shifting sands

Climate change and International River Boundaries: fixed points in shifting sands

a research article by Declan Conway  17 September, 2014

We review the historical and legal role of International River Boundaries highlighting the paradox that exists between the stability needed for a boundary and the dynamism of fluvial landscapes in a changing climate. read more »


The land certification program and off-farm employment in Ethiopia

The land certification program and off-farm employment in Ethiopia

a working paper by Mintewab Bezabih  16 September, 2014

Land tenure security has long been touted as key to increased performance of the agricultural sector in developing countries. This paper utilizes household level panel data to analyse the impact … read more »


Running with the red queen: an integrated assessment of agricultural land expansion and global biodiversity decline

Running with the red queen: an integrated assessment of agricultural land expansion and global biodiversity decline

a working paper by Simon Dietz  15 September, 2014

Modern agriculture relies on a small number of highly productive crops and the continued expansion of agricultural land area has led to a significant loss of biodiversity. In this paper … read more »


Adaptation to Climate Change and US Residential Energy Use – Does Adaptation Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Adaptation to Climate Change and US Residential Energy Use – Does Adaptation Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

a conference presentation by François Cohen  12 September, 2014

This research goes beyond previous analyses by evaluating which drivers would explain the relationship between climate change and energy use. read more »


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