All pages with keywords: carbon emissions

What is net zero?

a commentary by Josh Burke 30 April, 2019

What does ‘net-zero’ emissions mean and what are the challenges – from technological to moral – to achieving it, in the UK and worldwide? read more »


An assessment of climate action by high-carbon global corporations

An assessment of climate action by high-carbon global corporations

a research article by Simon Dietz, Charles Fruitiere, Carlota Garcia-Manas, William Irwin, Bruno Rauis, Rory Sullivan 19 November, 2018

Corporations are an important source of GHG emissions and important actors in mitigating climate change. This paper presents and analyses a database of corporate climate action that provides an up-to-date … read more »


‘The Australian’ promotes Bjorn Lomborg’s lukewarmer propaganda

‘The Australian’ promotes Bjorn Lomborg’s lukewarmer propaganda

a commentary by Bob Ward 16 July, 2018

A new article in ‘The Australian’ exposes once again the hypocrisy of the newspaper’s editor, John Lehmann, and the shameless myth-making about climate change carried out by Dr Bjorn Lomborg. … read more »


The credibility of the European Union’s efforts to decarbonise the power sector

The credibility of the European Union’s efforts to decarbonise the power sector

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi, Alina Averchenkova, Maria Carvalho 5 December, 2017

This report assesses the credibility of EU member states’ efforts to decarbonise the power sector – with credibility of policy commitments defined as ‘the likelihood that policymakers will keep their promises to implement the pledges or policies they announce’. read more »


Treasury freeze of Carbon Price Support Rate could ‘endanger’ UK 2030 emissions targets – response to Autumn Budget announcement

Press release 22 November, 2017

The decision by the UK Treasury to continue its indefinite freeze of the Carbon Price Support Rate means the price is likely to be too weak to create enough shift from gas-fired power stations to low-carbon sources, such as renewables and nuclear – says Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change. read more »


Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

a policy publication 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 »


Response to UN Emissions Gap report

Press release 31 October, 2017

Responding to the publication of the UN Emissions Gap report today (31 October 2017) Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the … read more »


CISPS | Would income redistribution result in higher aggregate emissions?

CISPS | Would income redistribution result in higher aggregate emissions?

Climate Change, Inequality & Social Policy Seminar Lutz Sager 27 Apr 2017

Would income redistribution result in higher aggregate emissions? Lutz Sager (Grantham Research Institute, LSE) Discussants: Professor Angela Druckman (Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, University of Surrey) Ian Gough, … read more »


CISPS | Lucas Chancel ‘Carbon and Inequality: from Measurement to Policy’

Climate Change, Inequality & Social Policy Seminar 1 Dec 2016

This seminar will present recent trends in economic inequality and individual carbon emissions at the international and national levels. It will also seek to identify the conditions under which carbon mitigation measures can be implemented with positive social impacts. read more »


Clarification: China’s carbon dioxide emissions

Clarification: China’s carbon dioxide emissions

a commentary by Bob Ward 9 March, 2016

On 4 March 2016, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the London School of Economics … read more »