Environmental policy evaluation
In this area we analyse the effectiveness and impacts of current and future climate and energy policies. Robust and coherent policies are vital to tackling climate change. From the local to the international level, governments have considered and implemented policies to deliver emissions cuts, and to adapt to the impacts of climate change. We ask, how effective have these policies been and how can their design be improved?
- How much do renewables contribute to the UK’s energy mix and what policies support their expansion?
- How does trade contribute to climate change and how can it advance climate action?
- How do climate policy and carbon border adjustments affect international trade?
- What is climate change lobbying?
- Why is net zero so important in the fight against climate change?
- How is China tackling climate change?
- How important is hydrogen to climate action and what are countries doing about it?
- Can we have economic growth and tackle climate change at the same time?
- What is shale gas, how is it extracted through fracking and what are fracking’s impacts?
- How much will it cost to cut global greenhouse gas emissions?
- What is a carbon price and why do we need one?
- Do renewable energy technologies need government subsidies?
- How do emissions trading systems work?
- What is the polluter pays principle?
- What is the role of deforestation in climate change and how can ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation’ (REDD+) help?