All pages with keywords: low-carbon

Autumn Budget should strengthen carbon pricing and maintain subsidies for renewable power

Press release 20 November, 2017

The Treasury should use the Autumn Budget on 22 November to introduce a stronger carbon price and to extend existing financial support for renewable power, according to a report published today (20 November) by the Grantham Research Institute. 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 »


Tales from the tails: Sector-level carbon intensity distribution

a working paper by Baran Doda 10 October, 2016

This study of 39 countries shows that business sectors that have low levels of carbon dioxide emissions per output are outpacing the general economy in terms of productivity growth, while increasing the number of jobs and skill levels. read more »


Public lecture | Why are we waiting? The logic, urgency and promise of tackling climate change

Public Lecture Nicholas Stern 3 Jun 2015

Nicholas Stern discusses how the transition to a low-carbon economy and rapid structural transformations to the world economy provide a story of growth and poverty reduction that is attractive and sustainable. read more »


Climate change priorities for the next UK Government

a policy report by Samuela Bassi, Chris Duffy, Ajay Gambhir, Bob Ward, Dimitri Zenghelis 30 March, 2015

The next UK Government after the General Election on 7 May should reform the UK’s overly-complex energy taxation and create new institutions to depoliticise infrastructure investment, particularly in the energy sector. These recommendations are among several new measures outlined in the Institute’s latest policy brief ‘Climate change priorities for the next UK government’. read more »


Has the EU ETS induced low-carbon innovation?

Has the EU ETS induced low-carbon innovation?

a commentary by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Raphael Calel 21 February, 2013

The EU ETS is the main instrument of European climate policy, and many policymakers envisage it as a driving force of the EU’s transition to a low-carbon economy. By putting … read more »


A critical analysis of the contribution of municipal low carbon lifestyle innovations to sustainable development: Durban, South Africa

A critical analysis of the contribution of municipal low carbon lifestyle innovations to sustainable development: Durban, South Africa

a research article by Hayley Leck 8 November, 2012

Scott, D., Sutherland, C., Schiermeyer, EL., Leck, H., and Beling, A. 2012. In Pelfini, A., Fulquet, G., Beling, A. (eds.). La Energía de los Emergentes. Innovación y cooperación para la … read more »


A practitioner’s guide to a low-carbon economy: lessons from the UK

A practitioner’s guide to a low-carbon economy: lessons from the UK

a policy paper by Sam Fankhauser 1 January, 2012

This paper identifies practical lessons for policy makers that seek to decarbonise their economies, drawing primarily on the UK experience. There are five main conclusions. First, decarbonisation needs a … read more »


Embarking on the low carbon journey: National Mitigation Actions as green growth vehicles in developing nations

Embarking on the low carbon journey: National Mitigation Actions as green growth vehicles in developing nations

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova 30 December, 2011

KPMG, 2011. – External link to download report (PDF)


China’s growth, China’s cities, and the new global low-carbon industrial revolution

China’s growth, China’s cities, and the new global low-carbon industrial revolution

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern 1 October, 2010

Unless the world embarks now on a new energy and industrial revolution it will be very difficult to manage the huge risks of climate change. Business-as-usual for the next few … read more »