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Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

Institutions, climate change, and the foundations of long-term policymaking

a working paper by Jared J. Finnegan  9 April, 2019

This paper focuses on the role of political institutions, particularly electoral rules, and state–business relationships, to ask why some countries take strong action to address long-term problems like climate change while others do very little. read more »


Legislating for a low carbon and climate resilient transition: learning from international experiences

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova  14 March, 2019

This paper aims to inform policy experts, legislators and decision makers on recent trends in climate change policy-making around the world and draws on the lessons learnt in relation to … read more »


Climate change litigation: A review of research on courts and litigants in climate governance

Climate change litigation: A review of research on courts and litigants in climate governance

a research article by Joana Setzer  4 March, 2019

Studies of climate change litigation have proliferated over the past two decades, as lawsuits across the world increasingly bring policy debates about climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as … read more »


‘A very human business’—Transnational networking initiatives and domestic climate action

a research article by Richard Perkins, Michal Nachmany  31 January, 2019

The past two decades have witnessed a proliferation of transnational networking initiatives aimed at addressing climate change. Previous work has suggested that these initiatives largely achieve their governance functions … read more »


A research roadmap for quantifying non-state and subnational climate mitigation action

A research roadmap for quantifying non-state and subnational climate mitigation action

a research article by Joana Setzer  1 January, 2019

Non-state and subnational climate actors have become central to global climate change governance. Quantitatively assessing climate mitigation undertaken by these entities is critical to understand the credibility of this trend. … read more »


Changing prices in a changing climate: electoral competitiveness and fossil fuel taxation

Changing prices in a changing climate: electoral competitiveness and fossil fuel taxation

a working paper by Jared J. Finnegan  12 November, 2018

This paper examines the influence of electoral competitiveness on policy decisions over carbon taxes, focusing on fuel duty. read more »


If at first you don’t succeed: suing corporations for climate change

If at first you don’t succeed: suing corporations for climate change

a research article by Joana Setzer  22 October, 2018

This paper discusses the history and the future prospects of private climate litigation, which seeks to hold private entities legally accountable for climate change-related damage or threats of damage. It … read more »


The economics of 1.5°C climate change

The economics of 1.5°C climate change

a research article by Simon Dietz, Alex Bowen, Baran Doda, Ajay Gambhir, Rachel Warren  27 September, 2018

The economic case for limiting warming to 1.5°C is unclear, due to manifold uncertainties. However, it cannot be ruled out that the 1.5°C target passes a cost-benefit test. Costs are … read more »


10 years of the UK Climate Change Act

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act

a policy publication by a research article by Sam Fankhauser, Alina Averchenkova, Jared J. Finnegan  30 March, 2018

This report summarises lessons from the Climate Change Act, for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »


Trust and CO2 emissions: Cooperation on a global scale

a working paper by Ara Jo, Stefano Carattini  23 March, 2018

This paper finds that the culture of cooperation sustained by trust within a country positively affects international cooperative behaviour, showing that an increase in trust between citizens results in larger cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. read more »