All pages with keywords: climate change policy


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 »


Cancun climate talks: In search of the holy grail of climate change policy

Cancun climate talks: In search of the holy grail of climate change policy

a commentary by Michael Jacobs 29 November, 2010

Michael Jacobs: Although Copenhagen fell short of delivering a legally binding global treaty, Cancun is another step towards that ultimate goal the Guardian