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Climate change and the just transition – A guide for investor action

a policy publication by Nick Robins, Vonda Brunsting, David Wood  6 December, 2018

A ‘just transition’ for workers and communities as the world’s economy responds to climate change was included within the Paris Agreement. This guide sets out how investors can address the social dimension of climate change and pursue the goal of a just transition as part of their core operating practices. read more »


Have international pollution protocols made a difference?

a working paper by Elisabeth Isaksen  6 December, 2018

This analysis investigated three international agreements to mitigate cross-border environmental pollution and found them to have directly led to sizeable reductions in pollutants. The findings suggest that protocols of this kind can be an effective tool to induce countries to reduce their emissions. read more »


A review of the empirical literature combining economic and environmental performance data at the micro-level

A review of the empirical literature combining economic and environmental performance data at the micro-level

a research article by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Tobias Kruse  6 December, 2018

This article reviews the empirical literature combining economic and environmental performance data at the micro-level, i.e. firm- or facility-level. The literature has generally found a positive and statistically significant correlation … read more »


Business experience of floods and drought-related water and electricity supply disruption in three cities in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2015/2016 El Niño

Business experience of floods and drought-related water and electricity supply disruption in three cities in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2015/2016 El Niño

a research article by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Declan Conway, Joanna Pardoe, Mukelabai Ndiyoi, Nnyaladzi Batisani, Eric Odada, Daniel Olago, Alfred Opere, Mubita Nyambe, Sinah Kgosietsile, Jessica Omukuti, Christian Siderius  4 December, 2018

The El Niño event in 2015/2016 was one of the strongest since at least 1950. Through surveys and interviews with key informants, we found businesses in the capital cities of … read more »


Sustainable growth in the UK: Seizing opportunities from technological change and the transition to a low-carbon economy

This special report for the LSE Growth Commission shows why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved, setting out recommendations for government across the areas of innovation, infrastructure, skills and cities. read more »


The economics of renewable energy

The economics of renewable energy

a book by Roger Fouquet  1 December, 2018

This major reference work brings together for the first time key articles on the economics of renewable energy. From a modest role as a backstop technology in the 1970s to … read more »


Loss and Damage from Climate Change

Loss and Damage from Climate Change

a book by Swenja Surminski  30 November, 2018

This book provides an authoritative insight on the Loss and Damage discourse by highlighting state-of-the-art research and policy linked to this discourse and articulating its multiple concepts, principles and methods. … read more »


Discounting by committee

Discounting by committee

a research article by Antony Millner  30 November, 2018

We study a dynamic social choice problem in which a sequence of committees must decide how to consume a public asset. A committee convened at time t decides on … read more »


(Not so) gently down the stream: river pollution and health in Indonesia

(Not so) gently down the stream: river pollution and health in Indonesia

a research article by Teevrat Garg  30 November, 2018

Waterborne diseases, often arising from freshwater pollution, are a leading cause of mortality in developing countries. However, data limitations inhibit our understanding of the extent of damage arising from … read more »


Positive framing does not solve the tragedy of the commons

Positive framing does not solve the tragedy of the commons

a research article by Elisabeth Isaksen  27 November, 2018

We investigate whether positive framing increases cooperation in three social dilemmas with slightly different properties: a linear public goods (PG) game, a non-linear PG game, and a common pool … read more »