All pages with keywords: UK policy

Uniting the nation through climate action: Why the just transition could be the next big thing for Britain

a commentary by Nick Robins, Sophia Tickell 19 December, 2019

This commentary describes five priorities to turn the goal of a just transition into practical policy in the UK following the general election and as the country plans to leave the EU and prepares to host 2020’s UN climate conference. read more »

Election 2019: What the main parties’ manifestos say about zero-emissions transport

a commentary by Sam Unsworth 11 December, 2019

Ahead of the General Election, Sam Unsworth analyses the Conservative and Labour Parties’ manifesto pledges on surface transport decarbonisation and the opportunities offered by growth of the zero-emissions transport sector in the UK. read more »

Inequality aversion and the environment

Inequality aversion and the environment

a working paper by Frank Venmans, Ben Groom 18 November, 2019

In this paper the authors provide experimental evidence to illustrate that aversion to environmental inequality is as pronounced as aversion to income inequality and varies across different types of environmental quality. read more »

Submission to call for evidence: Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity

a policy publication by Alexandra Pinzón, Simon Dikau, Nick Robins 13 November, 2019

This paper was submitted to the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity – Call for Evidence, an independent global review to assess the economic value of biodiversity and to identify actions that will enhance biodiversity and deliver economic prosperity. read more »

US withdrawal from Paris Agreement puts pressure on UK Government to stand up to President Trump

Press release 5 November, 2019

Commenting on the announcement by the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, that the Trump Administration has initiated the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement, Bob … read more »

How Scotland can mobilise finance for a just transition

a commentary by William Irwin, Nick Robins, Jamie Brogan 24 October, 2019

Scotland is targeting a net-zero transition that is inclusive and fair. Here, the authors report from a recent gathering of finance and government stakeholders in Edinburgh that explored how finance can be mobilised as part of the just transition. read more »

Submission to the Environment Agency’s consultation on the Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski, Viktor Roezer, Sara Mehryar, Rebecca Byrnes, Bob Ward, Josh Burke 17 October, 2019

This submission was made to the Environment Agency’s consultation on its draft strategy for flood and coastal risk management in England, and draws on the Grantham Research Institute’s work and expertise over many years in this area. read more »

Submission to Call for Evidence on Flooding and Coastal Erosion by Defra

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski, Viktor Roezer, Sara Mehryar, Rebecca Byrnes 9 October, 2019

This paper summarises the Institute’s submission to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ call for evidence on policy direction to prepare the UK for flooding and coastal erosion, drawing on a decade of work by the Grantham Research Institute with the insurance industry and policymakers addressing issues around climate change and adaptation. read more »

Financing inclusive climate action in the UK: An investor roadmap for the just transition

a policy publication by Nick Robins, Andy Gouldson, William Irwin, Andrew Sudmant, James Rydge 1 October, 2019

This report sets out the role that investors can play in delivering a just transition in the UK as the country works towards net-zero emissions, illustrating the implications through a set of place-based examples from Yorkshire and the Humber and setting out recommendations for investor action. read more »

Decarbonisation of the UK economy and green finance

Decarbonisation of the UK economy and green finance

a policy publication by Sam Unsworth, Anna Valero, Nick Robins, Daire McCoy, Josh Burke, Sam Fankhauser, Bob Ward 20 September, 2019

The Grantham Research Institute’s response to the Commons Select Committee inquiry into decarbonisation of the UK economy highlights the Treasury’s unique position in government to drive the transition towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining a focus on economic growth. read more »