All pages with keywords: emissions

UK Government should create market for greenhouse gas removals and increase carbon prices for businesses to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

Press release 22 May, 2019

To achieve ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Government should create a market for so-called ‘negative emissions’ that result from the removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, … read more »


Few countries have domestic targets for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that clearly match their pledges to the Paris Agreement

Press release 29 October, 2018

Only 16 countries have set domestic targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are clearly at least as ambitious as their pledged contributions to the goals of the Paris Agreement, … read more »


As South Africa’s carbon tax is delayed again what is the story so far?

a commentary by Patrick Curran 24 October, 2018

Patrick Curran reflects on a nine-year discussion about carbon pricing and carbon tax in South Africa as the country’s government postpones the tax’s implementation once again. 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 »


Trust and CO2 emissions: Cooperation on a global scale

a working paper by Ara Jo, Stefano Carattini 23 March, 2018

This paper finds that the culture of cooperation sustained by trust within a country positively affects international cooperative behaviour, showing that an increase in trust between citizens results in larger cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. read more »


New projections confirm Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve Carbon Budgets

New projections confirm Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve Carbon Budgets

a commentary by Bob Ward 4 January, 2018

The UK Government has this week released new projections which confirm that its Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve the Fourth and Fifth Carbon Budgets through reductions in domestic annual emissions of greenhouse gases between 2023 and 2032. read more »


Cumulative carbon emissions and economic policy: in search of general principles

Cumulative carbon emissions and economic policy: in search of general principles

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Frank Venmans 8 November, 2017

The authors of this paper have built a model of economically-efficient carbon dioxide emissions, which provides solutions for economically optimal peak warming of the planet, optimal emissions along the transition to peak warming, and optimal carbon prices, including under a temperature constraint consistent with the Paris Agreement. 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 »


Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

a working paper by Julius Andersson 15 October, 2015

This paper looks at whether carbon taxes imposed in Sweden were effective in reducing CO2 emissions. read more »