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A more sustainable energy strategy for India

a policy report by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Himanshu Gupta, Nicholas Stern  28 July, 2016

The COP-21 meeting in Paris produced an important result. For the first time all countries developed and developing agreed to take some mitigation action. However even if all countries deliver on what … read more »


Transnational action fostering climate protection in the city of São Paulo and beyond

a research article by Joana Setzer  28 July, 2016

This article examines the local outcomes of São Paulo city’s engagement in transnational networks for climate protection. The participation of municipalities in such networks has been an important driver … read more »


Weighing the costs and benefits of climate change to our children

Weighing the costs and benefits of climate change to our children

a research article by Simon Dietz, Ben Groom, William Pizer  27 July, 2016

Our efforts to put the brakes on climate change or adapt to a warming climate present a fundamental tradeoff between costs borne today and benefits that accrue to the … read more »


Well-being dynamics and poverty traps

Well-being dynamics and poverty traps

a research article by Teevrat Garg  26 July, 2016

A sound understanding of poverty traps – defined as poverty that is self-reinforcing due to the poor’s equilibrium behaviors—and their underlying mechanisms is fundamentally important to the development of … read more »


Model confirmation in climate economics

a research article by Antony Millner, Tom McDermott  26 July, 2016

Paper demonstrates the potential benefits of model confirmation exercises for policy applications, demonstrating that the economic growth model used by a prominent BC-IAM had little predictive power over the 20th century. read more »


Co-benefits and trade-offs in the water–energy nexus of irrigation modernization in China

Co-benefits and trade-offs in the water–energy nexus of irrigation modernization in China

a research article by Declan Conway  15 July, 2016

There are strong interdependencies between water use in agriculture and energy consumption as water saving technologies can require increased pumping and pressurizing. The Chinese Government includes water efficiency improvement … read more »


Renewables, allowances markets, and capacity expansion in energy-only markets

Renewables, allowances markets, and capacity expansion in energy-only markets

a working paper by Paolo Falbo, Cristian Pelizzari, Luca Taschini  13 July, 2016

We investigate the combined effect of an Emission Trading System (ETS) and renewable energy sources on electricity generation investment in energy-only markets. We propose a simple representation of the capacity … read more »


Business and Industry report prepared for the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change

Business and Industry report prepared for the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change

a research article by Swenja Surminski  12 July, 2016

Surminski, S., Style, D., Di Mauro, M., Townsend, A., Baglee, A., Cameron, C., Connell, R., Deyes, K., Haworth, A., Ingirige, B., Muir-Wood, R., Proverbs, D., Watkiss, P., and Sze Goh, … read more »


Path dependence in energy systems and economic development

a research article by Roger Fouquet  11 July, 2016

Energy systems are subject to strong and long-lived path dependence, owing to technological, infrastructural, institutional and behavioural lock-ins. Yet, with the prospect of providing accessible cheap energy to stimulate economic … read more »


Energy services

a research article by Roger Fouquet  1 July, 2016

Fouquet, Roger (2016). In: Durlauf, Steven N. and Blume, Lawrence E., (eds.) The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Palgrave Macmillan.


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