All pages with keywords: low-carbon

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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 »


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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 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 Samuel 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 »