Policy design and evaluation
Through both analytical and empirical methods, researchers from this group examine the design and implementation of policies to deliver effective action on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
More and more countries and regions are adopting national policies to advance climate change mitigation, ensure climate resilience and protect the environment. In an ever growing landscape of new policy instruments and with increasing experience from past interventions, researchers from this group aim to provide timely insights on the design and performance of climate change policies, as well as their impacts on carbon emissions, innovation, trade, competitiveness and business performance.
Such knowledge can help inform important policy debates, such as the transition towards low-carbon energy sources in the European Union and in emerging and developing economies; the reform of the EU emissions trading system; the UK Industrial Strategy; and the implications for climate change policy of the UK leaving the EU.
Members of this group investigate a wide range of policy areas, including market-based instruments , trade policies, energy policies and climate impacts and adaptation.
This research investigates the impact of historical preservation policies in England (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) on domestic energy consumption, finding that the policies limit energy consumption savings. read more »
China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future
A previous draft of this report was published as a background paper submission to the China Development Forum 2017. An 8-page summary policy brief is also available. Headline issue China … read more »
- Territorial approach to climate change in Senegal: agro-silvopastoral case study in the Ferlo region (In French)
- Integrated territorial approach to climate change in Senegal: case study of an integrated territorial climate plan for the Dakar region (In French)
- The climate impact of quantitative easing
While President Trump’s stance on climate change is somewhat confused, it is no surprise that during his presidency he has pushed back environmental regulations and standards which he suggests place … read more »
- How much can onshore wind contribute to the UK’s renewable energy targets?
- How much is onshore wind subsidised and how much does it contribute to household energy bills?
- What is the planning and decision-making process governing wind energy developments?
- What’s the UK’s gas generation strategy?