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Letter to Viscount Ridley (31 January 2018)

Letter to Viscount Ridley (31 January 2018)

a briefing note by Bob Ward  31 January, 2018

Letter from Bob Ward written in response to a statement made by Viscount Ridley in the House of Lords on 30th January 2018. The letter sets out to correct the … read more »


Consumer surplus from energy transitions

Consumer surplus from energy transitions

a research article by Roger Fouquet  29 January, 2018

Energy transitions have led to major advances in human wellbeing. However, little evidence exists about the scale of the net benefits. By developing a new method for identifying the … read more »


Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

a research article by Florence Crick, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Mamadou Diop, Momadou Sow  22 January, 2018

The private sector is increasingly recognized as having important potential to help society adapt and become more resilient to climate change. Yet there is limited research examining how to … read more »


Understanding interpersonal violence: the impact of temperatures in Mexico

Understanding interpersonal violence: the impact of temperatures in Mexico

a working paper by François Cohen, Fidel Gonzalez  19 January, 2018

This research investigates how and why high temperature has an effect on criminality, using data from Mexico. It suggests that the additional crimes committed on hot days are due to changes in time use and habits by both criminals and their victims during times of high temperature. read more »


To build or not to build? Capital stocks and climate policy

To build or not to build? Capital stocks and climate policy

a working paper by Elizabeth Baldwin, Yongyang Cai, Karlygash Kuralbayeva  18 January, 2018

To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, the use of fossil fuels must peak and then rapidly decline. This research investigates the impact of climate change policy on capital invested in fossil fuel power plants, especially coal – so-called ‘dirty’ assets. read more »


Energy savings through foreign acquisitions? Evidence from Indonesian manufacturing plants

Energy savings through foreign acquisitions? Evidence from Indonesian manufacturing plants

a working paper by Arlan Brucal, Inessa Love, Beata Javorcik  18 January, 2018

Using data from Indonesia, this study concludes that FDI can serve as a channel for international transfer of environmentally-friendly technologies and practices, thus directly contributing to environmental progress. read more »


Water resource planning under future climate and socioeconomic uncertainty in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India

Water resource planning under future climate and socioeconomic uncertainty in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Declan Conway, Suraje Dessai, David Stainforth  18 January, 2018

This research applies a Decision‐Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU)
approach to explore the robustness of adaptation options and pathways against future climate and socioeconomic uncertainties in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India. read more »


Intellectual property rights protection and the international transfer of low-carbon technologies

Intellectual property rights protection and the international transfer of low-carbon technologies

a working paper by Damien Dussaux, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Matthieu Glachant  16 January, 2018

This study provides empirical evidence of the impact of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) on low-carbon technology transfer in OECD and non-OECD countries. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme’

Consultation response: ‘Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme’

a briefing note by Isabella Neuweg, Misato Sato  16 January, 2018

This paper responds to a question on overcoming potential barriers to the uptake of recoverable heat technologies in industry in the UK Government’s call for evidence on the Industrial Heat Recovery Support programme. read more »


The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments

The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments

a research article by Daire McCoy  15 January, 2018

This paper analyzes the impact of broadband infrastructure, along with a range of other local characteristics such as motorways and other infrastructure, availability of human capital, and access to … read more »