All pages with keywords: UK climate policy

Comment on flawed proposal to cut Air Passenger Duty

Press release 14 January, 2020

Commenting on reports today (Tuesday 14 January 2020) that the Government is to consider cuts to Air Passenger Duty, Professor Sam Fankhauser, Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate … read more »

Comment on new figures for heatwave deaths during summer 2019

Press release 7 January, 2020

Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday 7 January 2020) by Public Health England of ‘PHE heatwave mortality monitoring: Summer 2019’, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research … read more »

Zero-carbon goods and services need to be at the heart of UK growth

a commentary by Sam Unsworth 30 October, 2019

In the coming years the UK will be competing in a race between economies to become cleaner, smarter and more efficient. The prize? The lion’s share of growing markets for … read more »

Creating a separate UK trading scheme for emissions the worst system of carbon pricing after Brexit

Press release 2 August, 2019

Carbon tax with “citizens’ dividend” one of best ways for UK to reach net zero by 2050 If the UK is to leave the EU Emissions Trading System as part … read more »

Is it time to start naming deadly heatwaves?

a commentary by Bob Ward 23 July, 2019

A failure by the media to convey the severity of the health risks from heatwaves, which are becoming more frequent due to climate change, could undermine efforts to save lives … read more »

History is made as UK’s net zero emissions target becomes law

Press release 27 June, 2019

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science today (Thursday 27 June 2019) welcomed the signing into law of … read more »

Lord Lawson’s desperate last attempt at misinformation about net zero target

a commentary by Bob Ward 25 June, 2019

The UK Parliament is due to pass the legislation this week that amends the long-term 2050 target for annual greenhouse gases in the Climate Change Act 2008 to net zero … read more »

Nicholas Stern

Prime Minister deserves “great credit” for 2050 net-zero target, says Lord Stern

Press release 12 June, 2019

Lord Stern welcomes the “historic move” by the UK Government to set a target for cutting annual emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050. read more »

Why the Chancellor’s statement on the cost of a net-zero transition in the UK could imperil the country’s climate ambitions

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis 6 June, 2019

Dimitri Zenghelis explains why the British Chancellor’s assertion that a net-zero economy in the UK will cost more than £1 trillion by 2050 is simply wrong. read more »

Government has now been “passed the baton” of net zero climate change target

Press release 2 May, 2019

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today (Thursday 2nd May) published its report ‘Net Zero The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming’ which sets out advice to government on … read more »