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2015 Climate Legislation Study

2015 Climate Legislation Study

a policy report by Michal Nachmany, Sam Fankhauser, Jana Davidová, Nick Kingsmill, Tucker Landesman, Hitomi Roppongi, Philip Schleifer, Joana Setzer, Amelia Sharman, C. Stolle Singleton, Jayaraj Sundaresan, Terry Townshend  1 July, 2015

This report summarises the main insights from the 2015 Global Climate Legislation Study. It is the fifth edition in a series dating back to 2010 (Townshend et al., 2011). Detailed … read more »


Fiscal and regulatory instruments for clean technology development in the European Union

Fiscal and regulatory instruments for clean technology development in the European Union

a policy paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre  26 June, 2015

This paper investigates whether the current level of public support for low-carbon technologies is sufficient to allow European countries to respond to the multiple challenges posed by climate change and other environmental concerns. read more »


Invention and diffusion of water supply and water efficiency technologies: insights from a global patent dataset

a working paper by Declan Conway, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Nick Johnstone, Ivan Haščič  24 June, 2015

This paper identifies over 50 000 patents filed worldwide in various water-related technologies between 1990 and 2010, distinguishing between those related to availability (supply) and conservation (demand) technologies. read more »


Brief Communication: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – success or warning sign for Paris?

Brief Communication: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – success or warning sign for Paris?

a research article by Swenja Surminski  16 June, 2015

In March 2015, a new international blueprint for disaster risk reduction (DRR) has been adopted in Sendai, Japan, at the end of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk … read more »


Bridging the gap: improving the economic and policy framework for carbon capture and storage in the European Union

a policy report by Samuela Bassi, Rodney Boyd, Simon Buckle, Paul Fennell, Niall Mac Dowell, Zen Makuch, Iain Staffell  16 June, 2015

This policy paper outlines measures that need to be taken by EU countries in order to develop and deploy Carbon Capture and Storage technology. read more »


The allocation of energy resources in the very long run

The allocation of energy resources in the very long run

a research article by Roger Fouquet  8 June, 2015

Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, 2015. Vol. 7, Nos. 2-3, 147-156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19390459.2015.1050786


China’s “new normal”: structural change, better growth, and peak emissions

a policy report by Fergus Green, Nicholas Stern  8 June, 2015

Study shows that China has entered a new phase of economic development – continuing to promote economic growth while driving down its GHG emissions. read more »


Statistical corruption in Beijing’s air quality data has likely ended in 2012

a working paper by Thomas Stoerk  28 May, 2015

This research documents changes in likely misreporting in official air quality data from Beijing for the years 2008 to 2013. The findings suggest that misreporting of air quality data for Beijing has likely ended in 2012. read more »


Understanding the demand for REDD+ credits

a working paper by Tim Laing, Luca Taschini, Charles Palmer, Wolf Heinrich Reuter, Sabine Fuss, Johanna Wehkamp  27 May, 2015

REDD (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation), broadened to REDD+, has recently emerged as a potentially important component of the global policy mix to mitigate climate change. In this … read more »


The effects of climate change on internal and international migration: implications for developing countries

The effects of climate change on internal and international migration: implications for developing countries

a working paper by Maria Waldinger  19 May, 2015

This synthesis paper informs the development community about the effects of climate change on migration patterns within and out of developing countries, concentrating on the economic aspects of migration. Empirical … read more »


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