All pages with keywords: infrastructure

As Southern Africa faces new urban drought challenges, who is heeding the wake-up call?

a commentary by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Patrick Curran, Declan Conway 4 December, 2018

The major disruption to urban water and hydroelectricity supplies caused by the conditions accompanying the 2015/16 El Niño in Southern Africa show that governments and businesses need to be more prepared for climatic extremes, argue the authors of this commentary. 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 »


UK growth at risk if it is not sustainable, Government is warned

Press release 3 December, 2018

The UK Government could place its long-term economic prosperity at risk if it does not place action on climate change and sustainability at the heart of its growth strategy, according … 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 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 »


The best of centuries or the worst of centuries: Leadership, governance and cohesion in an interdependent world

The best of centuries or the worst of centuries: Leadership, governance and cohesion in an interdependent world

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern 21 June, 2018

The world has built a remarkable global agenda. Nicholas Stern explains the urgency of rising collectively to the challenges and describes how the necessary political will can be built to deliver the strong decisions we need, at sufficient pace. read more »


China, the world and the next decade: better growth, better climate

a policy publication by Ehtisham Ahmad, Isabella Neuweg, Nicholas Stern 26 April, 2018

This paper argues that China’s agenda of internal reform towards strong, clean and inclusive growth is heavily linked to its actions in its major trading partner countries, especially those associated with the Belt and Road Initiative. read more »


The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments

The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments

a working paper by Daire McCoy, Sean Lyons, Edgar Morgenroth, Donal Palcic, Leonie Allen 1 November, 2017

Using a unique dataset of broadband roll-out over time in different locations in Ireland, McCoy et al. examine how broadband networks and other local factors affect the location decisions of new firms. read more »


China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran 7 August, 2017

A previous draft of this report was published as a background paper submission to the China Development Forum 2017. An 8-page summary policy brief is also available.  Headline issue China … read more »


China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran 18 July, 2017

China is taking an active leadership role in a new global agenda that has sustainable infrastructure at its heart – an agenda that is starting to address the … read more »