All pages with keywords: mitigation

How to make carbon taxes more acceptable

How to make carbon taxes more acceptable

a policy report by Stefano Carattini, Maria Carvalho, Sam Fankhauser 5 December, 2017

Taxing carbon is one of the best ways to incentivise the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions but is often faced with opposition. This report explores practical ways through which carbon taxes can be made more politically attractive. read more »

Economic co-benefits of reducing CO2 emissions outweigh the cost of mitigation for most big emitters

a commentary by Kirk Hamilton 3 November, 2017

A new report by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change helps to dispel some of the gloomy arithmetic of climate change by providing evidence on the scale and range of ancillary benefits that derive from reducing emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. read more »

Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

a policy report by Kirk Hamilton, Milan Brahmbhatt, Jiemei Liu 3 November, 2017

This report assesses what is known about potential co-benefits across multiple domains: environmental, economy-wide, and sector-specific. It then reports on empirical results on co-benefits, in particular the application of integrated assessment models (IAMs) to simulate co-benefits over the course of the century. read more »

Discounting and the representative median agent

a working paper by Johannes Emmerling, Ben Groom, Tanja Wettingfeld 24 July, 2017

Social discount rates (SDRs) are used in cost–benefit analysis to determine the present value of future costs and benefits: for example, to determine how much today’s society should invest in … read more »

LSE Executive Education course | Climate change: economics and governance

LSE Executive Education Course Simon Dietz, Sam Fankhauser, David Stainforth 11 Jun 2018

This multi-disciplinary five-day course provides an in-depth overview of the economics and governance of climate change, and the risks and opportunities they present for a range of organisations. read more »

CISPS | Lucas Chancel ‘Carbon and Inequality: from Measurement to Policy’

Climate Change, Inequality & Social Policy Seminar 1 Dec 2016

This seminar will present recent trends in economic inequality and individual carbon emissions at the international and national levels. It will also seek to identify the conditions under which carbon mitigation measures can be implemented with positive social impacts. read more »

Public lecture | Climate leadership before and after the Paris Agreement

Public lecture | Climate leadership before and after the Paris Agreement

Public Lecture Robert Falkner 16 Nov 2016

This lecture, by Professor Robyn Eckersley, reviews the troubled history of the international norm of developed country leadership and the findings of comparative climate politics that explain this variation. It also offers some proposals on how the processes of reviewing NDCs might be strengthened to minimise the risk of self-differentiation degenerating into a self-serving apology for the protection of national interests. read more »

The climate beta

The climate beta

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Louise Kessler, Christian Gollier 28 June, 2016

This paper examines the question of whether fighting climate change has the additional advantage of reducing the aggregate risk borne by future generations. This raises the question of the ‘climate beta’, i.e. the elasticity of climate damages with respect to a change in aggregate consumption. read more »

Nationally Self-Interested Climate Change Mitigation:  A Unified Conceptual Framework

Nationally Self-Interested Climate Change Mitigation: A Unified Conceptual Framework

a working paper by Fergus Green 13 July, 2015

This paper finds that the vast majority of emissions cuts needed to decarbonise the global economy this century can lead to domestic economic benefits that outweigh the costs for individual countries, even before the avoided risks of dangerous climate change are taken into account. read more »

Development Aid and Climate Finance

Development Aid and Climate Finance

a research article by Sam Fankhauser 13 February, 2015

This paper discusses the implications of climate change for official transfers from rich countries (the North) to poor countries (the South) when the motivation for transfers is ethical rather than strategic. read more »

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