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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 »


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 »


Low carbon economy: What role for legislators?

a policy presentation by Alina Averchenkova  16 November, 2017

Presentation given at the Parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Bonn (Germany), 12 November 2017. The meeting was organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliament … read more »


Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2017 snapshot

a briefing note by Michal Nachmany, Sam Fankhauser, Joana Setzer, Alina Averchenkova  8 November, 2017

This brief summarises and updates the latest annual stocktake of trends in climate change litigation and legislation. read more »


Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

a policy report by Kirk Hamilton, Milan Brahmbhatt, Jiemei Liu  3 November, 2017

This report assesses what is known about potential co-benefits across multiple domains: environmental, economy-wide, and sector-specific. It then reports on empirical results on co-benefits, in particular the application of integrated assessment models (IAMs) to simulate co-benefits over the course of the century. read more »


China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

a briefing note by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran  18 July, 2017

China is taking an active leadership role in a new global agenda that has sustainable infrastructure at its heart – an agenda that is starting to address the … read more »


‘Climate Change Laws of the World’ technical presentation of the database, and trends in climate legislation

‘Climate Change Laws of the World’ technical presentation of the database, and trends in climate legislation

a conference presentation by a policy presentation by Michal Nachmany  7 June, 2017

These slides were presented during the ‘Webinar | Climate Change Laws of the World – global trends in legislation and litigation’ which was held on 5 June 2017. A video … read more »


Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2017 update

a policy report by Michal Nachmany, Sam Fankhauser, Joana Setzer, Alina Averchenkova  9 May, 2017

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 »


WIPCAD Lecture Series: Insurance in the face of climate change – private sector risk transfer, governance instrument, or global compensation mechanism?

WIPCAD Lecture Series: Insurance in the face of climate change – private sector risk transfer, governance instrument, or global compensation mechanism?

a policy presentation by Swenja Surminski  7 December, 2016

Presentation given as part of the WIPCAD Lecture Series as Potsdam University. Watch a video of this presentation:


Assessing the consistency of national mitigation actions in the G20 with the Paris Agreement

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Sini Matikainen  17 November, 2016

This study uses the ‘Paris consistency monitor’ to assess whether the past and present action by G20 countries on climate mitigation is consistent with meeting the key requirements of the Paris Agreement. read more »


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