All pages with keywords: climate change policy


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 »


Credible, effective and publicly acceptable policies to decarbonise the European Union: Final report

Credible, effective and publicly acceptable policies to decarbonise the European Union: Final report

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi, Maria Carvalho, Baran Doda, Sam Fankhauser 5 December, 2017

This report investigates the extent to which current policies and institutional arrangements are fit for purpose for the new decarbonisation phase into which the EU is entering. It summarises the main findings from the Statkraft research programme. read more »


How to make carbon taxes more acceptable

How to make carbon taxes more acceptable

a policy publication by Stefano Carattini, Maria Carvalho, Sam Fankhauser 5 December, 2017

Taxing carbon is one of the best ways to incentivise the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions but is often faced with opposition. This report explores practical ways through which carbon taxes can be made more politically attractive. read more »


On the physics of three integrated assessment models

On the physics of three integrated assessment models

a research article by David Stainforth, Raphael Calel 3 November, 2016

Integrated assessment models (IAMs) are the main tools for combining physical and economic analyses to develop and assess climate change policy. Policy makers have relied heavily on three IAMs in … read more »


Climate change policy, innovation and growth

a policy publication by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Ralf Martin, Samuela Bassi 18 January, 2016

New clean technologies are urgently required to meet long-term global climate goals. Simulating the development of these technologies has become worldwide policy priority. This policy brief uses the … read more »


Green Growth and the New Industrial Revolution

Keynote Speakers Professor Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford and Grantham Research Institute Simon Upton, Environment Director, OECD Chairs Professor Dame Judith Rees, Grantham Research Institute Professor Sam Fankhauser, Grantham Research … read more »


A fractured future: climate change in an age of fossil fuel abundance

Commentary 29 November, 2013

Lord Browne of Madingley (This commentary is based on a speech delivered at the London School of Economics and Political Science on 27 November 2013) When I had been the … read more »


The China factor

The China factor

a commentary by Michael Jacobs 28 April, 2011

China’s Five Year Plan could turn out to be a turning point for global climate policy, writes Michael Jacobs. Inside Story


The real green new deal

The real green new deal

a commentary by Nicholas Stern 22 September, 2009

Tony Blair and Nicholas Stern: The future is bright for the world’s economies to go low-carbon – but only if we act together and support developing countries the Guardian