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Credible, effective and publicly acceptable policies to decarbonise the European Union: Final report

Credible, effective and publicly acceptable policies to decarbonise the European Union: Final report

a policy report by Samuela Bassi, Maria Carvalho, Baran Doda, Sam Fankhauser  5 December, 2017

This report investigates the extent to which current policies and institutional arrangements are fit for purpose for the new decarbonisation phase into which the EU is entering. It summarises the main findings from the Statkraft research programme. read more »


How to make carbon taxes more acceptable

How to make carbon taxes more acceptable

a policy report by Stefano Carattini, Maria Carvalho, Sam Fankhauser  5 December, 2017

Taxing carbon is one of the best ways to incentivise the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions but is often faced with opposition. This report explores practical ways through which carbon taxes can be made more politically attractive. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal Framework’

Consultation response: ‘Call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal Framework’

a briefing note by Daire McCoy, Isabella Neuweg  22 November, 2017

This is a submission in response to a call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal framework. The Green Deal was the UK’s flagship programme to improve energy efficiency of the building stock. read more »


Some key issues for reviews of the costs of low-carbon electricity generation in the UK

Some key issues for reviews of the costs of low-carbon electricity generation in the UK

a policy report by Patrick Curran, Sam Fankhauser, Robert Gross, Sini Matikainen, Bob Ward  20 November, 2017

Ongoing concerns about the best policies to achieve affordability have led to three reviews: of energy costs, of the Levy Control Framework, and of carbon pricing. This paper draws on research findings and empirical evidence to identify key principles and issues that should be taken into account by the Government in relation to these separate but related reviews. read more »


Low carbon economy: What role for legislators?

a policy presentation by Alina Averchenkova  16 November, 2017

Presentation given at the Parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Bonn (Germany), 12 November 2017. The meeting was organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliament … read more »


Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2017 snapshot

a briefing note by Michal Nachmany, Sam Fankhauser, Joana Setzer, Alina Averchenkova  8 November, 2017

This brief summarises and updates the latest annual stocktake of trends in climate change litigation and legislation. read more »


Future climate projections for Tanzania

Future climate projections for Tanzania

a policy report by Declan Conway, Neha Mittal, Emma Archer van Garderen, Joanna Pardoe, Martin Todd, Katharine Vincent, Richard Washington  4 November, 2017

This brief provides an overview of future climate change in Tanzania, using results from the latest available climate model simulations. The UMFULA research team of the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme has analysed 34 Global Climate Models (GCMs) that provide projections for Tanzania to try to distil robust messages and some key trends that may help planning and decision-making. read more »


Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

a policy report by Kirk Hamilton, Milan Brahmbhatt, Jiemei Liu  3 November, 2017

This report assesses what is known about potential co-benefits across multiple domains: environmental, economy-wide, and sector-specific. It then reports on empirical results on co-benefits, in particular the application of integrated assessment models (IAMs) to simulate co-benefits over the course of the century. read more »


Future climate projections for Malawi

a policy report by Neha Mittal, Katharine Vincent, Declan Conway, Emma Archer van Garderen, Joanna Pardoe, Martin Todd, Richard Washington, Christian Siderius, David Mkwambisi  27 October, 2017

This brief provides an overview of future climate change in Malawi, using results from the latest available climate model simulations. The UMFULA research team of the Future Climate for Africa … read more »


Correspondence between Bob Ward and the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP

Correspondence between Bob Ward and the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP

a briefing note by Bob Ward  13 October, 2017

Correspondence between Bob Ward and the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Chair of the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology. In the correspondence Bob Ward asserts that Graham Stringer MP cited … read more »


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