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Consultation response: ‘Streamlined energy and carbon reporting’

Consultation response: ‘Streamlined energy and carbon reporting’

a briefing note by Simon Dietz, Sini Matikainen, Bruno Rauis  8 December, 2017

This paper sets out responses to selected questions from the the UK government’s consultation on its proposal for a more streamlined and effective energy and carbon reporting framework. read more »


Hydropower plans in eastern and southern Africa increase risk of concurrent climate-related electricity supply disruption

Hydropower plans in eastern and southern Africa increase risk of concurrent climate-related electricity supply disruption

a research article by Declan Conway, Carole Dalin  8 December, 2017

This paper explores how hydropower dams planned for eastern and southern Africa could put electricity supply at risk for vast regions because they rely on the same rainfall patterns for electricity generation. read more »


Climate change and the water–energy–food nexus: insights from policy and practice in Tanzania

Climate change and the water–energy–food nexus: insights from policy and practice in Tanzania

a research article by Joanna Pardoe, Declan Conway, Emilinah Namaganda, Katharine Vincent, Andrew J. Dougill, Japhet J. Kashaigili  6 December, 2017

Using document analysis and key informant interviews, this article examines how climate change is addressed in policy, how it is being mainstreamed into water, energy and agriculture sector policies and the extent to which cross-sectoral linkages enable coordinated action. These questions are addressed through a case study of Tanzania, highlighting broader lessons for other developing countries, particularly those in SSA facing similar challenges. read more »


Decarbonising the European Union credibly, effectively and acceptably

Decarbonising the European Union credibly, effectively and acceptably

a briefing note by Samuela Bassi, Maria Carvalho, Baran Doda, Sam Fankhauser  5 December, 2017

This brief summarises the final findings and recommendations from the Statkraft research programme exploring key issues in the EU’s transition to a low-carbon economy, focusing on the power sector and sectors that fall outside the EU emissions trading system. read more »


The credibility of the European Union’s efforts to decarbonise the power sector

The credibility of the European Union’s efforts to decarbonise the power sector

a policy report by Samuela Bassi, Alina Averchenkova, Maria Carvalho  5 December, 2017

This report assesses the credibility of EU member states’ efforts to decarbonise the power sector – with credibility of policy commitments defined as ‘the likelihood that policymakers will keep their promises to implement the pledges or policies they announce’. read more »


Credible, effective and publicly acceptable policies to decarbonise the European Union: Final report

Credible, effective and publicly acceptable policies to decarbonise the European Union: Final report

a policy report by Samuela Bassi, Maria Carvalho, Baran Doda, Sam Fankhauser  5 December, 2017

This report investigates the extent to which current policies and institutional arrangements are fit for purpose for the new decarbonisation phase into which the EU is entering. It summarises the main findings from the Statkraft research programme. read more »


How to make carbon taxes more acceptable

How to make carbon taxes more acceptable

a policy report by Stefano Carattini, Maria Carvalho, Sam Fankhauser  5 December, 2017

Taxing carbon is one of the best ways to incentivise the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions but is often faced with opposition. This report explores practical ways through which carbon taxes can be made more politically attractive. read more »


Designing the next generation of climate adaptation research for development

Designing the next generation of climate adaptation research for development

a research article by Lindsey Jones, Blane Harvey, Logan Cochrane, Declan Conway, Bernard Cantin, Rosalind J. Cornforth, Ken De Souza, Amy Kirbyshire  23 November, 2017

This paper presents an agenda for the next generation of climate adaptation research for development. The agenda is based on insights from a dialogue session held at the 2016 Adaptation Futures conference as well as drawing on the collective experience of the authors. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal Framework’

Consultation response: ‘Call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal Framework’

a briefing note by Daire McCoy, Isabella Neuweg  22 November, 2017

This is a submission in response to a call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal framework. The Green Deal was the UK’s flagship programme to improve energy efficiency of the building stock. read more »


Some key issues for reviews of the costs of low-carbon electricity generation in the UK

Some key issues for reviews of the costs of low-carbon electricity generation in the UK

a policy report by Patrick Curran, Sam Fankhauser, Robert Gross, Sini Matikainen, Bob Ward  20 November, 2017

Ongoing concerns about the best policies to achieve affordability have led to three reviews: of energy costs, of the Levy Control Framework, and of carbon pricing. This paper draws on research findings and empirical evidence to identify key principles and issues that should be taken into account by the Government in relation to these separate but related reviews. read more »


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