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Beyond the targets: Assessing the political credibility of national actions and INDCs – Presentation

Beyond the targets: Assessing the political credibility of national actions and INDCs – Presentation

a policy presentation by Alina Averchenkova  10 December, 2015

Presentation given at the Side event at COP21/CMP11 in Paris, France on 8 December 2015.


Beyond the targets: assessing the political credibility of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

Beyond the targets: assessing the political credibility of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Samuela Bassi  8 December, 2015

This paper analyses the credibility of national climate pledges (INDCs). It starts by fleshing out the key determinants of credibility in relation to action on climate change. It then outlines a framework to assess the credibility of a country’s INDC pledges based on these determinants. This framework is used to provide an initial assessment of the credibility of INDCs provided by G20 countries. read more »


The triple dividend of resilience

The triple dividend of resilience

a policy report by Swenja Surminski  7 December, 2015

This report is an output of an initiative funded by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) at the World Bank and led by the Overseas Development Institute … read more »


Consultation response: ‘Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape’

a policy paper by Samuela Bassi, Chris Duffy, Sam Fankhauser, Bob Ward, Dimitri Zenghelis  23 November, 2015

This policy paper was submitted to HM Treasury in response to its consultation on ‘Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape’. read more »


Critical minerals today and in 2030: an analysis of OECD countries

Critical minerals today and in 2030: an analysis of OECD countries

a policy paper by Renaud Coulomb, Simon Dietz, Maria Godunova, Thomas Bligaard Nielsen  18 November, 2015

This report identifies around 12 to 20 minerals or mineral groups, which are critical in the OECD today. read more »


Carbon pricing: how best to use the revenue?

Carbon pricing: how best to use the revenue?

a policy report by Alex Bowen  9 November, 2015

Headline issue  Putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions – carbon pricing – is a powerful tool to encourage reductions in emissions and innovations in low-carbon technologies across all sectors of … read more »


Prospects for shale gas in the UK

a policy presentation by Samuela Bassi  5 November, 2015

Presentation given at the ‘LMN Assets – International Gas Conference’ – Session: Shale Gas/ Gas & the Environment, London, 3-4 November 2015


Intended nationally determined contributions: what are the implications for greenhouse gas emissions in 2030?

a policy paper by Rodney Boyd, Joe Cranston Turner, Bob Ward  30 October, 2015

This analysis considers whether the INDCs that were submitted by 23 October 2015 are consistent with a reasonable chance of not exceeding the 2°C warming limit. read more »


Climate change and migration in developing countries: evidence and implications for PRISE countries

a policy paper by Maria Waldinger, Sam Fankhauser  19 October, 2015

This paper looks at the economic aspects of migration in six semi-arid countries that are the focus of the PRISE (Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies) project: Burkina Faso, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and Tajikistan. read more »


Climate change adaptation in dynamic economies

a policy paper by Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Sam Fankhauser  21 September, 2015

Adaptation presents developing countries with the ultimate dual challenge – building a rapidly evolving, sustainable economy within an environment increasingly altered by the impacts of climate change. To meet this challenge, adaptation policy must find balance and create synergy between the two, as climate resilience and economic resilience go hand in hand. read more »


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