International environmental negotiations
Global collective action is required to tackle climate change.
A sustainable solution to climate change needs strong international governance, as well as measurable local action to implement international commitments at the domestic level. This programme explores the prospects for international collective action on climate change. It aims to shed light on the historical and socio-political factors affecting a global deal on climate change, using methods such as game theory and survey analysis of negotiators’ perceptions of the costs, benefits and risks of climate action.
We study the impact of loss-aversion and the threat of catastrophic damages, which we jointly call threshold concerns, on international environmental agreements. We aim to understand whether a threshold for … read more »
Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee on ‘Setting the fifth carbon budget’
This is a submission by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics … read more »
- Letter to Congressman Lamar Smith in regard to the testimony given by Dr Bjorn Lomborg to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
- Beyond the targets: assessing the political credibility of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)
- Intended nationally determined contributions: what are the implications for greenhouse gas emissions in 2030?
The proposed Fifth Carbon Budget, which will set a greenhouse gas emissions target for 2030, would not harm the UK’s competitiveness, and could even help deliver long-term economic growth, according … read more »