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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 »


Climate policy in China, the European Union and the United States: main drivers and prospects for the future

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Samuela Bassi, Keith J. Benes, Fergus Green, Augustin Lagarde, Isabella Neuweg, Georg Zachmann  17 November, 2016

This report assesses the domestic constraints and opportunities for the development of climate policy in China, the EU and the US. read more »


The Global Climate Legislation Study – 2016 update

a briefing note by Michal Nachmany, Sam Fankhauser  14 November, 2016

The Climate Legislation Study covers over 850 national laws and policies directly related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. This update covers major new executive acts and laws passed during 2016 and gives a brief overview of current trends in climate legislation. read more »


A Fit-for-Purpose Energy Policy for the European Union

A Fit-for-Purpose Energy Policy for the European Union

a policy presentation by Maria Carvalho, Sam Fankhauser, Samuela Bassi  21 September, 2016

Presentation to the British Institute of Energy Economics Conference in Oxford on 21 September 2016.


A more sustainable energy strategy for India

a policy report by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Himanshu Gupta, Nicholas Stern  28 July, 2016

The COP-21 meeting in Paris produced an important result. For the first time all countries developed and developing agreed to take some mitigation action. However even if all countries deliver on what … read more »


Is green the new black gold?

Is green the new black gold?

a policy presentation by Dimitri Zenghelis  21 April, 2016

In this talk, Dimitri Zenghelis presents the importance of the Paris accord in which it was agreed to limit the increase in global temperature. He further presents the reasons that … read more »


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