All pages with keywords: climate change policy

Cooperation in the climate commons

a research article by Stefano Carattini, Simon Levin, Alessandro Tavoni 10 July, 2019

Climate change is a global externality that has proven difficult to address through formal institutions alone due to the public good properties of climate change mitigation and the lack of … read more »


Seizing the moment in South Africa: overcoming climate policy governance challenges

Climate policy has taken a particular hit during a 10-year period of political corruption and uncertainty in South Africa but now the country has a chance to get back on track, say the authors of this commentary. read more »


Linking permit markets multilaterally

a working paper by Baran Doda, Simon Quemin, Luca Taschini 27 February, 2019

This paper develops a novel theoretical tool with which a jurisdiction can evaluate the economic gains it can expect to obtain by linking its emissions trading system (ETS) to one, two or many ETSs at the same time, and proposes a reason why the global market remains a distant dream. 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 »


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 »


Cooperation in the climate commons

Cooperation in the climate commons

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Simon Levin, Alessandro Tavoni 18 January, 2017

This paper surveys the existing empirical evidence on the scope for cooperation in the climate commons and on the effectiveness of possible interventions to spur it. Given the global public … read more »


Trumping progress or Clinton’s clean opportunity – The future of US climate policy after the elections

a commentary by Isabella Neuweg 7 November, 2016

In many respects the United States presidential election of 2016 could be decisive for the US, and the world, not least for the direction of climate policy. While many of … 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 »