All pages with keywords: UK

Paris-compatible governance: Lessons from legislating on climate change in Europe

Paris-compatible governance: Lessons from legislating on climate change in Europe

Seminar Alina Averchenkova 4 May 2018

UNFCCC Side Event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference  with live stream (Please note event times are Central European Time) This side event, presented jointly by the Grantham Research Institute … read more »


The public supports UK climate leadership

a commentary by Sam Fankhauser 1 May, 2018

Sam Fankhauser reflects on public support for the UK’s political leadership on climate change. He goes on to consider the track record of the Conservative Party whilst in government over the past 8 years. read more »


Assessing climate risks across different business sectors and industries: an investigation of methodological challenges at national scale for the UK

Assessing climate risks across different business sectors and industries: an investigation of methodological challenges at national scale for the UK

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Manuela Di Mauro, J. Alastair R. Baglee, Richenda K. Connell, Joel Hankinson, Anna R. Haworth, Bingunath Ingirige, David Proverbs 30 April, 2018

This research explores the methodological challenges for a national-scale assessment of climate risks through the lens of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (UKCCRA) process and compares the approaches adopted in the first and second UKCCRA (2011, 2016), while also reflecting on international experiences elsewhere. read more »


Crime is in the air: the contemporaneous relationship between air pollution and crime

a working paper by Malvina Bondy, Sefi Roth, Lutz Sager 26 April, 2018

Using data for London, this research finds that elevated levels of air pollution have a positive and statistically significant impact on overall crime – and therefore that improving air quality in urban areas through tighter environmental policy may provide a cost-effective way to reduce crime. read more »


Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – Insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – Insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

a research article by Florence Crick, Katie Jenkins, Swenja Surminski 26 April, 2018

This paper investigates how partnerships can incentivise flood risk reduction by focusing on the UK public-private partnership on flood insurance. read more »


10 years of the UK Climate Change Act – Summary

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act – Summary

a briefing note by Sam Fankhauser, Alina Averchenkova, Jared J. Finnegan 5 April, 2018

This policy brief is a condensed version of our report on the Climate Change Act, summarising lessons for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »


UK climate legislation must be more closely aligned with Paris Agreement by 2020

Press release 30 March, 2018

The UK’s climate change legislation should include a ‘net zero’ emissions target to more strongly align it by 2020 with the Paris Agreement, according to a report published today (30 … read more »


10 years of the UK Climate Change Act

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act

a policy report by Sam Fankhauser, Alina Averchenkova, Jared J. Finnegan 30 March, 2018

This report summarises lessons from the Climate Change Act, for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »


The Committee on Climate Change at 10: achievements and challenges ahead

a commentary by Sam Fankhauser 1 March, 2018

Sam Fankhauser, who was a founding member of the UK Committee on Climate Change looks back over its achievements and considers the challenges it may face in the coming years. read more »


Shale gas and fracking in the UK

FAQ

What are the potential reserves of shale gas in the UK? Shale gas exploration is in the very early stages in the UK and therefore the amount that could be … read more »


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