All pages with keywords: green growth

Green growth or no growth?

a commentary by Alex Bowen 4 June, 2019

Alex Bowen contends that policymakers should react to the climate emergency by adopting the new ‘green growth’ paradigm, changing the nature of economic growth by moving the emphasis away from resource exploitation and towards the generation and use of ideas. read more »


Capitalising on technological change and the low-carbon transition in the UK

a commentary by James Rydge, Ralf Martin, Anna Valero 3 December, 2018

Upon publication of a new special report for the LSE Growth Commission, the authors outline why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved. read more »


Financing the transition: how investors can help make climate action inclusive

a commentary by Nick Robins, Vonda Brunsting, David Wood, William Irwin 4 October, 2018

Partners from the Investing in a Just Transition project explain the arguments for an equitable low-carbon transition and report on important progress that is being made. read more »


Bold climate action could deliver US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030 says new report backed by Lord Stern

Bold climate action could deliver US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030 says new report backed by Lord Stern

an announcement featuring Nicholas Stern 5 September, 2018

A new report released today (5 September 2018) by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that we are significantly under-estimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. The … read more »


How many green jobs are there in the US?

How many green jobs are there in the US?

a commentary by Karlygash Kuralbayeva 9 May, 2018

According to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency there are 10.3 million renewable energy jobs globally  – a 5.3 % increase since 2017. The latest report on … read more »


European Commision

Green doesn’t mean risk-free: why we should be cautious about a green supporting factor in the EU

a commentary by Sini Matikainen 18 December, 2017

Without robust evidence for a green supporting factor, the European Commission and the High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) should look for other avenues to increase green investment says Sini Matikainen. read more »


Knowledge spillovers from clean and dirty technologies

Knowledge spillovers from clean and dirty technologies

a working paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Ralf Martin, Myra Mohnen 13 October, 2017

Government policy in support of innovation often varies across technology areas. An important example are climate change policies that typically try to support so-called clean technologies that avoid greenhouse gas pollution and hamper dirty technologies that are associated with polluting emissions. This paper explores the economic consequences of such policy moves in the short run. read more »


offshore wind turbines

GIB going, going, gone! The future of the Green Investment Bank and sustainable investment in the UK

a commentary by Sini Matikainen 18 August, 2017

The sale of the government-backed Green Investment Bank (GIB) for £2.3bn to a consortium led by Macquarie Group Limited has been completed this week. The sale has been met with criticism, … read more »


At your service: how exporting more low-carbon services could enhance the UK’s future prosperity

a commentary by Maria Carvalho 16 August, 2017

The future of the UK’s trade with the EU and beyond is currently uncertain. What is certain is that the UK will need to secure trade deals to guarantee its … read more »


The climate impact of quantitative easing

The climate impact of quantitative easing

a policy publication by Sini Matikainen, Emanuele Campiglio, Dimitri Zenghelis 30 May, 2017

Note that an 8-page policy brief for decision-makers that draws on the full 36-page paper is available.  Headline issue Both climate change and the low-carbon transition are likely to have … read more »