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China’s “new normal”: structural change, better growth, and peak emissions

a policy report by Fergus Green, Nicholas Stern  8 June, 2015

Study shows that China has entered a new phase of economic development – continuing to promote economic growth while driving down its GHG emissions. read more »


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Climate change priorities for the next UK Government

a policy report by Samuela Bassi, Chris Duffy, Ajay Gambhir, Bob Ward, Dimitri Zenghelis  30 March, 2015

The next UK Government after the General Election on 7 May should reform the UK’s overly-complex energy taxation and create new institutions to depoliticise infrastructure investment, particularly in the energy sector. These recommendations are among several new measures outlined in the Institute’s latest policy brief ‘Climate change priorities for the next UK government’. read more »


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Looking for green jobs: the impact of green growth on employment

a policy report by Alex Bowen, Karlygash Kuralbayeva  26 March, 2015

Assessing the consequences of environmental policies for employment presents a considerable challenge, and at present it is not possible for policy-makers to assess conflicting claims about the quality and quantity of green jobs that have already been created, or may be created in the future. read more »


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Innovation, risk and government: perspectives and principles from the social sciences

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern, Fergus Green, Rodney Boyd, Reuben Finighan  19 November, 2014

The interplay between innovation and risk, and the social interactions between public and private sectors, are critical in fostering innovation and determining its effectiveness. read more »


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China: a critical decade

a policy paper by Fergus Green, Nicholas Stern  14 May, 2014

China’s consumption of coal could reach a peak by 2020, or even earlier, as part of its plans to pursue more sustainable economic growth. The policy paper by Fergus Green … read more »


The US and Action on Climate Change

The US and Action on Climate Change

a policy report by Alex Bowen, Samuela Bassi  1 May, 2014

Bowen, Alex, 2014. Chapter in: The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change, World Scientific Publishing. Link to publisher


The Scope for “Green Growth” and a New Technological Revolution

The Scope for “Green Growth” and a New Technological Revolution

a policy report by Alex Bowen  1 May, 2014

Bowen, Alex, 2014. Chapter in: The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change, World Scientific Publishing. Link to publisher


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

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

a policy paper by Samuel Fankhauser, Simon Dietz  1 February, 2014

Sam Fankhauser, Simon Dietz and Phillip Gradwell


In praise of a green stimulus

In praise of a green stimulus

a policy paper by Dimitri Zenghelis  19 January, 2014

Macroeconomic conditions make this a relatively favorable time to kick-start investments necessary to transition to a resource-efficient economy. There is no lack of private money, just a perceived lack of opportunity. Resource costs are low and the potential to crowd out alternative investment and employment is greatly reduced. It is often argued that the short-term macroeconomic merit of an investment, in terms of what constitutes a good economic stimulus, can be judged against established criteria. These include tests on whether an investment is timely, temporary, and targeted. Although these are important, the evidence presented here suggests that a more important criterion for a sustainable economic impact is the ability to generate private sector confidence in profitable and enduring new markets. The world is likely to transition to a resource-efficient, low-carbon economy over this century and managing this transition has early pay-offs. Clear and credible green policies have the potential restore confidence and generate growth. Providing credible early incentives to invest in resource-efficiency could generate investment and growth in the long and the short run. read more »


Greening the Recovery’ UCL Green Economic Policy Commission, Final Report,

Greening the Recovery’ UCL Green Economic Policy Commission, Final Report,

a policy report by Dimitri Zenghelis  19 December, 2013

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