All pages with keywords: legislation

Quantifying ambitions: how do countries’ domestic climate change targets align with their commitments to the Paris Agreement?

a commentary by Michal Nachmany, Emily Mangan, Georgina Kyriacou 29 October, 2018

To feed into the Talanoa Dialogue, the Grantham Research Institute and the World Resources Institute have been taking stock of the quantified climate targets set by different Parties to the Paris Agreement. read more »


Aligning national and international climate targets

a policy publication by Michal Nachmany, Emily Mangan 29 October, 2018

The quantified climate change targets in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement and those in national laws and policies are compared in this brief, a submission to the Talanoa Dialogue. read more »


The role of independent bodies in climate governance: the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

The role of independent bodies in climate governance: the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Sam Fankhauser, Jared J. Finnegan 1 October, 2018

10 years on from its establishment, this report assesses the role of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in shaping UK climate policy, drawing out lessons for international and domestic policymakers. read more »


The role and influence of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Sam Fankhauser, Jared J. Finnegan 1 October, 2018

This policy brief provides a summary assessment of the role of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in shaping UK climate policy. read more »


Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2018 snapshot

a policy publication by Michal Nachmany, Joana Setzer 30 April, 2018

This brief summarises the most recent trends in climate change litigation and legislation, now with global coverage. read more »


10 years of the UK Climate Change Act – Summary

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act – Summary

a policy publication by Sam Fankhauser, Alina Averchenkova, Jared J. Finnegan 5 April, 2018

This policy brief is a condensed version of our report on the Climate Change Act, summarising lessons for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »


The credibility of the European Union’s efforts to decarbonise the power sector

The credibility of the European Union’s efforts to decarbonise the power sector

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi, Alina Averchenkova, Maria Carvalho 5 December, 2017

This report assesses the credibility of EU member states’ efforts to decarbonise the power sector – with credibility of policy commitments defined as ‘the likelihood that policymakers will keep their promises to implement the pledges or policies they announce’. read more »


How national legislation can help to solve climate change

a research article by Sam Fankhauser, Murray Collins, Michal Nachmany 25 April, 2013

Reference Townshend, T., Fankhauser, S., Aybar, R., Collins, M., Landesman, T., Nachmany, M., and Pavese, C. April 2013. How national legislation can help to solve climate change. Nature Climate Change, v.3, pp.430-432.


Regulating nanotechnologies: risk, uncertainty and the global governance gap

Regulating nanotechnologies: risk, uncertainty and the global governance gap

a research article by Robert Falkner 20 February, 2012

Nanosciences and nanotechnologies are set to transform the global industrial landscape, but the debate on how to regulate environmental, health and safety risks is lagging behind technological innovation. Current … read more »


Legislating climate change on a national level

Legislating climate change on a national level

a research article by Sam Fankhauser 19 September, 2011

Reference Townshend, T., Fankhauser, S., Matthews, A., Feger, C., Liu, J., and Narciso, T. September 2011. Legislating climate change on a national level. Environment, v.53, pp.5-16.