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Strategic implications of counter-geoengineering: clash or cooperation?

Strategic implications of counter-geoengineering: clash or cooperation?

a working paper by Daniel Heyen, Joshua Horton, Juan Moreno-Cruz  14 December, 2018

This research finds that the presence of counter-geoengineering would make the risk of unilateral action to cool the climate using solar geoengineering less likely, but not always with benign effects. read more »


The role of power prices in structural transformation: evidence from the Philippines

a working paper by Majah-Leah Ravago, Arlan Brucal, James Roumasset, Jan Carlo Punongbayan  12 December, 2018

The authors of this paper aim to illuminate how high power prices can exacerbate premature deindustrialisation, using data from 33 countries and regional data from the Philippines. read more »


The impacts of energy prices on industrial foreign investment location: evidence from global firm level data

a working paper by Aurélien Saussay, Misato Sato  11 December, 2018

The results of this paper show that upon deciding to invest, firms are attracted to regions that have lower energy prices. This supports arguments for better targeting leakage prevention measures to complement carbon pricing for energy-intensive industrial activities. read more »


Remarks from Eddie Bernice Johnson (Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology)

a policy publication by  10 December, 2018

Remarks from Eddie Bernice Johnson (Ranking Member of the US Congressional House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology) to the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union Communicating Climate Change: … read more »


Letter from Bob Ward to Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (Ranking Member US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology)

a policy publication by  10 December, 2018

In this letter Bob Ward invites the Congresswomen to support efforts by American climate researchers to engage with polticians on climate change.


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 »


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

a policy publication by James Rydge, Ralf Martin, Anna Valero  3 December, 2018

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 »


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 »