All pages with keywords: mitigation

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 »


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 »


RSS – Lint Barrage – “Climate Change Adaptation vs. Mitigation: A Fiscal Perspective”

Research Seminar Serie 11 Mar 2015

Lint Barrage of the University of Maryland will be the speaker for this seminar. Abstract from Lint’s paper: “Climate Change Adaptation vs. Mitigation: A Fiscal Perspective” This study explores the … read more »


Barriers in developing national mitigation strategies and actions in developing countries

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova 12 June, 2014

The study identifies barriers to the design and implementation of low emission development strategies (LEDS) and mitigation actions (NAMAs) encountered in developing countries read more »


Simon Buckle – Climate Mitigation: sustainable preferences and cumulative carbon

Seminar 10 Mar 2011

Part of the Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series (Lent term 2011), hosted jointly by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the Centre for Climate Change … read more »


Report launch event: The Low-Carbon Transition

Report launch event: The Low-Carbon Transition

Policy Seminar Nicholas Stern 6 Apr 2011

A joint European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) / Grantham Research Institute event ‘The Low Carbon Transition’ is a special report on climate change mitigation in the countries from … read more »


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