All pages with keywords: decarbonisation

How to price carbon to reach net-zero emissions in the UK

a policy publication by Josh Burke, Rebecca Byrnes, Sam Fankhauser 22 May, 2019

This report explains the importance of pricing carbon as a key component of any strategy to reach net-zero emissions in the UK, setting out how the price may differ sector to sector and how to incentivise negative emissions. read more »

Urgent response needed from UK Government on net-zero emissions

Urgent response needed from UK Government on net-zero emissions

a commentary by Bob Ward 3 May, 2019

Bob Ward sets out five urgent actions for the UK Government in response to the Committee on Climate Change’s new report on achieving net-zero emissions read more »

A renewal of purpose: why finance must embrace its role in the ecological transition

Commentary 1 May, 2019

The financial sector must seize the strategic opportunity to drive the net-zero-carbon transition, supported by government through clear policy signals and regulatory frameworks, says Spain’s Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, in this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership series. read more »

Nobel for Economics 2018 – a question of imbalance

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis 5 April, 2019

Dimitri Zenghelis explains why Paul Romer’s theory of endogenous growth can be harnessed to direct and design a net-zero-carbon future while using William Nordhaus’s DICE and RICE models may already have proved truly damaging. read more »

How do UK businesses walk the talk of net-zero ambition?

a commentary by Sam Unsworth 1 April, 2019

Business must deliver a step-change in its own ambitions and discourse if the UK is to meet a 2050 net-zero emissions target, argues Sam Unsworth. read more »

Is the UK doing enough to prepare for the last days of coal and the eventual phase-out of oil and gas?

a commentary by Josh Burke 28 February, 2019

The UK’s coal phase-out may be proceeding apace but there remains a gap where ‘just transition’ plans should sit – for coal and for other fossil fuel industry – argues Josh Burke. read more »

Pigou pushes preferences: decarbonisation and endogenous values

a working paper by Linus Mattauch, Cameron Hepburn, Nicholas Stern 14 December, 2018

This paper explores the relationship between carbon prices and policies that change consumers’ preferences, concluding that taking the effects into account in economic models would enhance understanding of climate change mitigation policy, facilitating the transition to a low-carbon economy. 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 »

The economics of 1.5°C climate change

The economics of 1.5°C climate change

a research article by Simon Dietz, Alex Bowen, Baran Doda, Ajay Gambhir, Rachel Warren 27 September, 2018

The economic case for limiting warming to 1.5°C is unclear, due to manifold uncertainties. However, it cannot be ruled out that the 1.5°C target passes a cost-benefit test. Costs are … read more »

The economic reasons to act on climate change, and to act immediately

The economic reasons to act on climate change, and to act immediately

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern 6 July, 2018

This Policy Insight is the text to accompany a presentation delivered by Lord Stern at the Vatican on 5 July 2018 at the International Conference on the Third Anniversary of Laudato Si’: Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth. read more »