All pages with keywords: climate change policy


Climate policy under sustainable discounted utilitarianism

Climate policy under sustainable discounted utilitarianism

a research article by Simon Dietz 20 May, 2012

Empirical evaluation of policies to mitigate climate change has been largely confined to the application of discounted utilitarianism (DU). DU is controversial, both due to the conditions through which … read more »


Deadline 2015 (PDF)

Deadline 2015 (PDF)

a commentary by Michael Jacobs 12 January, 2012

A summit meeting of heads of government is needed to strengthen global ambition on climate change — we should start preparing now, says Michael Jacobs. Online article no longer available.


A profound contradiction at the heart of climate change policy

A profound contradiction at the heart of climate change policy

a commentary by Nicholas Stern 8 December, 2011

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America’s climate choice: Put up or shut up

America’s climate choice: Put up or shut up

a commentary by Bob Ward 17 May, 2011

A leading article in the 16 May edition of the Washington Post issues a blunt challenge to candidates lining up for the presidential elections in 2012: on climate change, it … 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


Climate policy under sustainable discounted utilitarianism

Climate policy under sustainable discounted utilitarianism

a working paper by Simon Dietz 1 March, 2011

Empirical evaluation of policies to mitigate climate change has been largely confined to the application of discounted utilitarianism (DU). DU is controversial, both due to the … read more »


Combining multiple climate policy instruments: how not to do it

Combining multiple climate policy instruments: how not to do it

a working paper by Sam Fankhauser, Cameron Hepburn 1 February, 2011

Putting a price on carbon is critical for climate change policy. Increasingly, policy makers combine multiple policy tools to achieve this, for example, by complementing cap-and-trade … read more »


Strategic appraisal of environmental risks: a contrast between the UK’s Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and its Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

Strategic appraisal of environmental risks: a contrast between the UK’s Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and its Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

a research article by Simon Dietz 19 January, 2011

In this article, we compare two high-profile strategic policy reviews undertaken for the U.K. government on environmental risks: radioactive waste management and climate change. These reviews took very different … read more »


False dichotomy on climate change policy options

False dichotomy on climate change policy options

a commentary by Tom McDermott, Tim Laing 20 December, 2010

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Combining multiple climate policy instruments: How not to do it

Combining multiple climate policy instruments: How not to do it

a research article by Sam Fankhauser, Cameron Hepburn 18 December, 2010

Putting a price on carbon is critical for climate change policy. Increasingly, policymakers combine multiple policy tools to achieve this, for example by complementing cap-and-trade schemes with a carbon … read more »