All pages with keywords: carbon emissions

China’s changing economy: implications for its carbon dioxide emissions

a research article by Fergus Green, Nicholas Stern 7 March, 2016

China is undergoing another major structural transformation. It is moving towards a new development model, focused on achieving better quality growth that is more sustainable and inclusive. It … read more »


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 »


Endogenous growth, convexity of damages and climate risk: how Nordhaus’ framework supports deep cuts in carbon emissions

Endogenous growth, convexity of damages and climate risk: how Nordhaus’ framework supports deep cuts in carbon emissions

a research article by Simon Dietz, Nicholas Stern 23 March, 2015

‘To slow or not to slow’ (Nordhaus, 1991) was the first economic appraisal of greenhouse gas emissions abatement and founded a large literature on a topic of worldwide importance. We offer our assessment of the original article and trace its legacy, in particular Nordhaus’s later series of ‘DICE’ models. From this work, many have drawn the conclusion that an efficient global emissions abatement policy comprises modest and modestly increasing controls. We use DICE itself to provide an initial illustration that, if the analysis is extended to take more strongly into account three essential elements of the climate problem – the endogeneity of growth, the convexity of damage and climate risk – optimal policy comprises strong controls. read more »


Burden or opportunity? How UK emissions reductions policies affect the competitiveness of businesses

a policy paper by Dimitri Zenghelis, Samuela Bassi 6 July, 2014

The ongoing review of the UK’s Fourth Carbon Budget is closely linked to the debate over the impact that domestic climate change policies can have on the competitiveness of businesses. … read more »


Evidence on business cycles and CO2 emissions

Evidence on business cycles and CO2 emissions

a research article by Baran Doda 28 June, 2014

CO2 emissions and GDP move together over the business cycle. Most climate change researchers would agree with this statement despite the absence of a study that formally analyzes the relationship between emissions and GDP at business cycle frequencies. The paper provides a rigorous empirical analysis of this relationship in a comprehensive cross-country panel by decomposing the emissions and GDP series into their growth and cyclical components using the HP filter. read more »


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Endogenous growth, convexity of damages and climate risk: how Nordhaus’ framework supports deep cuts in carbon emissions

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Nicholas Stern 16 June, 2014

Endogenous growth, convexity of damages and climate risk: how Nordhaus’ framework supports deep cuts in carbon emissions read more »


Simon Buckle – Climate Mitigation: sustainable preferences and cumulative carbon

Seminar 10 Mar 2011

Part of the Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series (Lent term 2011), hosted jointly by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the Centre for Climate Change … read more »


Emissions GDP relationship in times of growth and decline

Emissions GDP relationship in times of growth and decline

a working paper by Baran Doda 1 June, 2013

This empirical paper focuses on the relationship between changes in GDP and CO2 emissions as a country’s economy moves through periods of growth and decline. Using … read more »


Evidence on CO2 emissions and business cycles

Evidence on CO2 emissions and business cycles

a working paper by Baran Doda 1 April, 2012

CO2 emissions and GDP are positively correlated over the business cycle. Most climate change researchers would agree with the preceding intuitive statement despite the absence of … read more »


Long run carbon dioxide emissions and Kuznets curves: pathways to development

Long run carbon dioxide emissions and Kuznets curves: pathways to development

a research article by Roger Fouquet 3 June, 2003

Pearson, P.J.G., and Fouquet, R. 2003. In: L. Hunt (ed.), Energy in a Competitive Market. Edward Elgar. Cheltenham.