All pages with keywords: cities

New £3.5m research network to support UK transition to a low-carbon economy

Press release 31 January, 2019

The Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry, will today (31 January 2019) launch an initiative to create a network of new and extended city climate commissions in Edinburgh, … read more »


Capitalising on technological change and the low-carbon transition in the UK

a commentary by James Rydge, Ralf Martin, Anna Valero 3 December, 2018

Upon publication of a new special report for the LSE Growth Commission, the authors outline why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved. read more »


Sustainable growth in the UK: Seizing opportunities from technological change and the transition to a low-carbon economy

a policy publication by James Rydge, Ralf Martin, Anna Valero 3 December, 2018

This special report for the LSE Growth Commission shows why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved, setting out recommendations for government across the areas of innovation, infrastructure, skills and cities. read more »


Bold climate action could deliver US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030 says new report backed by Lord Stern

Bold climate action could deliver US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030 says new report backed by Lord Stern

an announcement featuring Nicholas Stern 5 September, 2018

A new report released today (5 September 2018) by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that we are significantly under-estimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. The … read more »


Seminar | Jeroen van der Heijden ‘Forget urban climate leaders: Why urban climate governance urgently needs to be tailored to laggards, and how it can be done’

Seminar 26 May 2017

Across the globe, governments, firms, non-profit organisations, and citizens have developed and implemented voluntary programs for sustainable building and city development. These programs target property owners and developers, making them … read more »


Public lecture | Growth and Sustainability: 10 years on from the Stern Review

Public lecture | Growth and Sustainability: 10 years on from the Stern Review

Public Lecture Nicholas Stern, Simon Dietz 27 Oct 2016

Nicholas Stern considers what we know about innovation, investment, cities and the global agenda, a decade after publication of The Stern Review. read more »


Climate change, heat stress and labour productivity: A cost methodology for city economies

a working paper by Hélia Costa, Graham Floater, Hans Hooyberghs, Stijn Verbeke, Koen De Ridder 29 July, 2016

Cities are particularly vulnerable to heat waves. Despite this, no comprehensive methodology has been developed to assess the costs of heat stress on city economies either currently or under future … read more »


RSS | Mark Pelling ‘Megacity transitions in the adaptation-development nexus’

Research Seminar Serie 22 Feb 2017

Mark Pelling, Professor of Geography at King’s College London, will be the speaker at this event. Abstract Large and megacities are crucibles of hazard, vulnerability and capacity. Dynamic social, economic … read more »


The Stern Review +10: new opportunities for growth and development

Conference Nicholas Stern 28 Oct 2016

This meeting will take stock of the extraordinary changes taking place in the global economy and seek to guide the research and policy that will deliver the global agenda created by the Paris Agreement (December 2015) and Sustainable Development Goals (September 2015). read more »


Push to decarbonize cities after Paris talks

Push to decarbonize cities after Paris talks

a research article by Matthew Agarwala 9 December, 2015

As the United Nations climate summit in Paris draws to a close, we suggest that cities should be a focus of action against climate change. Agarwala, M., Binner, A., Weisz, … read more »