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Strategic conflicts on the horizon: R&D incentives for environmental technologies

Strategic conflicts on the horizon: R&D incentives for environmental technologies

a research article by Daniel Heyen  25 October, 2016

Technological innovation is a key strategy for tackling climate change and other environmental problems. The required R&D expenditures however are substantial and fall on self-interested countries. Thus, the prospects … read more »


The risk of climate ruin

The risk of climate ruin

a research article by Oliver Bettis, Simon Dietz, Nick Silver  21 October, 2016

How large a risk is society prepared to run with the climate system? This is a question of the utmost difficulty and it admits a variety of perspectives. In … read more »


Climate change, development, poverty and economics

Climate change, development, poverty and economics

a working paper by Sam Fankhauser, Nicholas Stern  17 October, 2016

Putting the SDGs and Paris Agreement together, the agreements of 2015 have given us, for the first time, a global agenda for sustainable development applying to all countries. This paper sets out the implications of this agenda, and climate change in particular, for development economics and development policy. read more »


Tales from the tails: Sector-level carbon intensity distribution

a working paper by Baran Doda  10 October, 2016

This study of 39 countries shows that business sectors that have low levels of carbon dioxide emissions per output are outpacing the general economy in terms of productivity growth, while increasing the number of jobs and skill levels. read more »


Estimating the effect of air pollution on road safety using atmospheric temperature

a working paper by Lutz Sager  3 October, 2016

This paper estimates the causal effect of increased ambient air pollution on the frequency of road traffic accidents in the United Kingdom between 2009 and 2014. read more »


Historical energy transitions: Speed, prices and system transformation

a research article by Roger Fouquet  30 September, 2016

The relatively rare and protracted nature of energy transitions implies that it is vital to look at historical experiences for lessons about how they might unfold in the future. … read more »


Barriers and opportunities for robust decision making approaches to support climate change adaptation in the developing world

Barriers and opportunities for robust decision making approaches to support climate change adaptation in the developing world

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Declan Conway, Suraje Dessai, David Stainforth  29 September, 2016

Climate change adaptation is unavoidable, particularly in developing countries where the adaptation deficit is often larger than in developed countries. Robust Decision Making (RDM) approaches are considered useful for … read more »


Lessons from energy history for climate policy: Technological change, demand and economic development

a research article by Roger Fouquet  28 September, 2016

This paper draws lessons from long run trends in energy markets for energy and climate policy. An important lesson is that consumer responses to energy markets change with economic … read more »


The economics of the EU ETS market stability reserve

The economics of the EU ETS market stability reserve

a research article by Cameron Hepburn  28 September, 2016

Cameron Hepburn, Karsten Neuhoff, William Acworth, Dallas Burtraw, Frank Jotzo. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Volume 80, November 2016, Pages 1–5.


Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements

Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements

a research article by Carmen Marchiori, Simon Dietz, Alessandro Tavoni  25 September, 2016

We investigate the effect of domestic politics on international environmental policy by incorporating into a classic stage game of coalition formation the phenomenon of lobbying by special-interest groups. In … read more »


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