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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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The impacts of environmental regulations on competitiveness

a policy report by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Misato Sato  14 November, 2014

Report shows that environmental regulations have only a a marginal impact on competiviveness and that the benefits often outweigh the costs read more »


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“This time is different”: The prospects for an effective climate agreement in Paris 2015

a policy paper by Fergus Green  30 October, 2014

The international climate change conference in Paris at the end of 2015 presents an important opportunity for governments to negotiate a new international climate agreement. A question of central importance to negotiators and observers is: what kind of policy architecture — what policy, legal and institutional structure — is likely to be most effective in generating sufficient emissions reductions read more »


Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change on ‘Linking Emissions Trading Systems’

Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change on ‘Linking Emissions Trading Systems’

a policy paper by Luca Taschini  16 October, 2014

Paper looks at what are the main challenges to linking emissions trading systems and what are the consequences of failing to address them adequately. read more »


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Steel Report: Carbon Control Post 2020 in Energy Intensive Industries

a policy paper by Misato Sato  15 October, 2014

Study demonstrates how a portfolio of low-carbon opportunities exists which can modernize the steel industry and achieve climate benefits at the same time. The study concludes that the European steel industry has to be highly energy-efficient and innovative to secure its future and that low-carbon transformation offers such a perspective. read more »


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Burden or opportunity? How UK emissions reductions policies affect the competitiveness of businesses

a policy paper by Dimitri Zenghelis, Samuela Bassi  6 July, 2014

The ongoing review of the UK’s Fourth Carbon Budget is closely linked to the debate over the impact that domestic climate change policies can have on the competitiveness of businesses. … read more »


Climate change policies and the UK business sector: Overview, impacts & suggestions for reform

Climate change policies and the UK business sector: Overview, impacts & suggestions for reform

a briefing note by Samuela Bassi, Samuel Fankhauser, Antoine Dechezleprêtre  1 July, 2014

Presentation given at the 2014 World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economics in Istanbul on 1st July.


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A UK ‘dash’ for smart gas poster

a briefing note by Samuela Bassi, Samuel Fankhauser, Bob Ward  25 June, 2014

UK dash for shale gas poster read more »


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Mobilising private-sector engagement in LEDS and NAMAs

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova  12 June, 2014

Lessons learned from UNDP’s low emission capacity building programme read more »


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Barriers in developing national mitigation strategies and actions in developing countries

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova  12 June, 2014

The study identifies barriers to the design and implementation of low emission development strategies (LEDS) and mitigation actions (NAMAs) encountered in developing countries read more »


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