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The impact of energy prices on socioeconomic and environmental performance: Evidence from French manufacturing establishments, 1997–2015

a working paper by Giovanni Marin, Francesco Vona about 1 month ago

In evaluating the responses of French manufacturing firms to large increases in energy prices, which the authors use as a proxy for stringent environmental policy, they find that costs in terms of job losses and competitiveness are smaller by an order of magnitude than the benefits in terms of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. read more »


How developed countries can learn from developing countries to tackle climate change

a research article by Stefano Carattini, Greer Gosnell, Alessandro Tavoni about 1 month ago

Climate change and global poverty are the most pressing issues of this century. If insufficiently addressed, climate change will exacerbate poverty and inequality within and across nations. Addressing it requires … read more »


National-to-local aid and recovery from extreme weather events: evidence from the Philippines

a research article by Michael Abrigo, Arlan Brucal about 1 month ago

This paper examines the link between extreme weather events and national aid and transfers in the Philippines between 1992 and 2015. Findings show that the national government allocates more national … read more »


Characterising the water-energy-food nexus in Kuwait and the Gulf region

Characterising the water-energy-food nexus in Kuwait and the Gulf region

a research article by Christian Siderius, Declan Conway about 1 month ago

Economic challenges as a result of the recent fluctuations in oil prices have exposed unprecedented risks to Kuwait and the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, including securing long-term sustainable … read more »


Monitoring and punishment networks in an experimental common pool resource dilemma

Monitoring and punishment networks in an experimental common pool resource dilemma

a research article by Ganga Shreedhar, Alessandro Tavoni, Carmen Marchiori about 1 month ago

With the aid of a lab experiment, we explored how imperfect monitoring and punishment networks impacted appropriation, punishment and beliefs in a common pool resource appropriation dilemma. We studied the … read more »


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Building a sustainable financial system: the state of practice and future priorities

Building a sustainable financial system: the state of practice and future priorities

a policy publication by Simon Dikau, Nick Robins, Matthias Täger about 1 month ago

This paper charts the rise of central bank and supervisor action on climate change and wider sustainability issues, analyses the key features of the ‘new normal’ and highlights priority themes for policy and research in the years ahead. read more »


National laws and policies on climate change adaptation: a global review

a policy publication by Michal Nachmany, Rebecca Byrnes, Swenja Surminski about 1 month ago

This global review of adaptation laws and policies has been undertaken to understand how adaptation to climate change is governed at the national level. It highlights the common areas of focus and also apparent gaps in these laws and policies, making recommendations for policymakers and further research. read more »


From “green” to “blue finance”: Integrating the ocean into the global climate finance architecture

a policy publication about 2 months ago

This special collaboration between LSE’s Institute of Global Affairs and the Grantham Research Institute contains contributions from academics, researchers and organisations addressing the strongly interlinked climate threat and the health of the ocean. read more »


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

a policy publication by Alexandra Pinzón, Simon Dikau, Nick Robins about 2 months ago

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 »


Financing climate change and sustainable growth

Financing climate change and sustainable growth

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern about 3 months ago

Presentation given by Nicholas Stern at the Pledging Conference for GCF’s First Replenishment 24–25 October 2019. In the presentation Professor Lord Nicholas Stern outlines how well designed sustainable  infrastructure can be pro growth, pro poor, and pro climate. read more »


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Climate change takes center stage in Davos

Climate change takes center stage in Davos

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 2 days ago

Nicholas Stern considers the prospects for action on climate change as participants gather for the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. read more »


Why governments need to issue just transition sovereign bonds and how they could do it

a commentary by Nick Robins 2 days ago

It is clear that 2020 has to be the year when the global financial system makes the irreversible shift towards alignment with climate security and sustainable development. One of the … read more »


Microsoft pledges to be ‘carbon negative’ within ten years

Microsoft pledges to be ‘carbon negative’ within ten years

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 5 days ago

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern discusses the announcement by Microsoft that it intends to become “carbon negative” by 2030. Stern says the announcement is “credible, welcome and important”. read more »


Comment on 2019 global mean surface temperature

Press release 7 days ago

Commenting on the publication today (15 January 2019) by the World Meteorological Organization of the estimated global mean surface temperature in 2019, Bob Ward, policy and communications director of the … read more »


The world’s oceans were warmer in 2019 than at any other point in recorded human history

The world’s oceans were warmer in 2019 than at any other point in recorded human history

a mention in the media for Michal Nachmany 7 days ago

Channel 5 News, 14 January 2020


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