All pages with keywords: economics

What is the polluter pays principle?

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The ‘polluter pays’ principle is the commonly accepted practice that those who produce pollution should bear the costs of managing it to prevent damage to human health or the environment. … read more »


How much will it cost to cut global greenhouse gas emissions?

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Putting a cost on investing in mitigating climate change Economists continue to model the costs of investment to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and the different routes these cuts could … read more »


Why does climate change get described as a stock-flow problem?

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What is meant by ‘stock’ and ‘flow’? Economists often describe climate change as a ‘stock-flow’ problem. This refers to the fact that the greenhouse effect, and in turn climate change, depends on … read more »


Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

a working paper by Julius Andersson 21 March, 2017

Is a carbon tax effective in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and thereby mitigating climate change? This paper is one of the first empirical analyses of this question and the … read more »


Muddled and inflated figures about power decarbonisation

Muddled and inflated figures about power decarbonisation

a commentary by Bob Ward 21 December, 2016

It is vitally important that the public debate about the UK’s options for managing the risks of climate change is based on reliable and authoritative information about the costs. Unfortunately, … read more »


LSE Executive Education course | Climate change: economics and governance

LSE Executive Education Course Simon Dietz, Sam Fankhauser, David Stainforth 11 Jun 2018

This multi-disciplinary five-day course provides an in-depth overview of the economics and governance of climate change, and the risks and opportunities they present for a range of organisations. read more »


The economics of adaptation and climate-resilient development: lessons from projects for key adaptation challenges

The economics of adaptation and climate-resilient development: lessons from projects for key adaptation challenges

a working paper by Paul Watkiss, Federica Cimato 4 May, 2016

This working paper aims to inform the development community about the current state-of-knowledge and emerging thinking on the economics of adaptation and the application to development. The paper explores a … read more »


Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

an announcement featuring Antoine Dechezleprêtre 16 December, 2014

Title: “Economics of Innovation, Diffusion, Growth and the Environment” Date: 16-18 September 2015 Venue: Royal Society of Arts, London, United Kingdom Deadline for submission of papers: Monday April 27th, 2015 … read more »


Conference | Economics of innovation, diffusion, growth and the environment

This three day conference will cover a wide range of topics in the area of the economics of growth, development and technological change. read more »


Facts and Fictions About New Climate Change Report

in the news Bob Ward 26 September, 2014

Huffington Post, 25th September, 2014: The New Climate Economy Report has been endorsed by a wide range of politicians, businesspeople and commentators since it was published on 16 September, but … read more »


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