Growth and Innovation
The Growth and Innovation research group explores the potential for green growth and its many benefits in terms of cleaner, more efficient economies.
Clean growth is the only realistic pathway to meeting the aspirations of the Paris Agreement, with bold and transformative steps needed to move the global economy onto a sustainable path.
Researchers from this group explore the role of green innovation and the dynamic cycle of investment and growth it could unleash in the context of cities, energy technologies and integrated assessment models. They look back in history to see what we can learn from previous energy transitions and economic transformations.
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 »
- Tales from the tails: sector-level carbon intensity distribution
- Effectiveness and cost of air pollution control in China
- Recommendations for improving the treatment of risk and uncertainty in economic estimates of climate impacts in the Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report
Isabella Neuweg and Nick Stern describe the systemic reforms that could foster the investments in physical, human, natural and social capital that will drive forward China’s new era of high-quality, sustainable and inclusive growth and development. At the same time China can provide great support for its partner countries in the Belt and Road as they seek sustainable and inclusive development. read more »
- Sustainability and internationalism: driving development in the 21st century
- Sustainable growth in the UK: Seizing opportunities from technological change and the transition to a low-carbon economy
- The best of centuries or the worst of centuries: Leadership, governance and cohesion in an interdependent world
Why the Chancellor’s statement on the cost of a net-zero transition in the UK could imperil the country’s climate ambitions
Dimitri Zenghelis explains why the British Chancellor’s assertion that a net-zero economy in the UK will cost more than £1 trillion by 2050 is simply wrong. read more »