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Consultation response: ‘Streamlined energy and carbon reporting’

Consultation response: ‘Streamlined energy and carbon reporting’

a briefing note by Simon Dietz, Sini Matikainen, Bruno Rauis  8 December, 2017

This paper sets out responses to selected questions from the the UK government’s consultation on its proposal for a more streamlined and effective energy and carbon reporting framework. read more »


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 »


The credibility of the European Union’s efforts to decarbonise the power sector

The credibility of the European Union’s efforts to decarbonise the power sector

a policy report by Samuela Bassi, Alina Averchenkova, Maria Carvalho  5 December, 2017

This report assesses the credibility of EU member states’ efforts to decarbonise the power sector – with credibility of policy commitments defined as ‘the likelihood that policymakers will keep their promises to implement the pledges or policies they announce’. 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 »


How to make carbon taxes more acceptable

How to make carbon taxes more acceptable

a policy report by Stefano Carattini, Maria Carvalho, Sam Fankhauser  5 December, 2017

Taxing carbon is one of the best ways to incentivise the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions but is often faced with opposition. This report explores practical ways through which carbon taxes can be made more politically attractive. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal Framework’

Consultation response: ‘Call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal Framework’

a briefing note by Daire McCoy, Isabella Neuweg  22 November, 2017

This is a submission in response to a call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal framework. The Green Deal was the UK’s flagship programme to improve energy efficiency of the building stock. read more »


Some key issues for reviews of the costs of low-carbon electricity generation in the UK

Some key issues for reviews of the costs of low-carbon electricity generation in the UK

a policy report by Patrick Curran, Sam Fankhauser, Robert Gross, Sini Matikainen, Bob Ward  20 November, 2017

Ongoing concerns about the best policies to achieve affordability have led to three reviews: of energy costs, of the Levy Control Framework, and of carbon pricing. This paper draws on research findings and empirical evidence to identify key principles and issues that should be taken into account by the Government in relation to these separate but related reviews. 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 »


Future climate projections for Tanzania

Future climate projections for Tanzania

a policy report by Declan Conway, Neha Mittal, Emma Archer van Garderen, Joanna Pardoe, Martin Todd, Katharine Vincent, Richard Washington  4 November, 2017

This brief provides an overview of future climate change in Tanzania, using results from the latest available climate model simulations. The UMFULA research team of the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme has analysed 34 Global Climate Models (GCMs) that provide projections for Tanzania to try to distil robust messages and some key trends that may help planning and decision-making. read more »


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