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The price vs quantity debate: climate policy and the role of business cycles

The price vs quantity debate: climate policy and the role of business cycles

a working paper by Karlygash Kuralbayeva, Anna Grodecka 5 days ago

What is the optimal instrument design and choice for a regulator attempting to control emissions by private agents in face of uncertainty arising from business cycles? In applying Weitzman’s result … read more »


Luring others into climate action: Coalition formation games with threshold and spillover effects

Luring others into climate action: Coalition formation games with threshold and spillover effects

a working paper by Alessandro Tavoni, Valentina Bosetti, Melanie Heugues 19 days ago

Cooperation between countries is required to overcome major societal problems, such as climate change. However, rational logic dictates that individual countries are incentivised not to act, instead preferring to … read more »


Urban development and air pollution:  Evidence from a global panel of cities

Urban development and air pollution: Evidence from a global panel of cities

a working paper by Charles Palmer, Christian Hilber about 1 month ago

Study examines air pollution concentration in 75 urban areas between 2005 and 2011. Focuses specifically on the impacts of changes in the urban environment and transportation mode on pollution. A … read more »


The Role of Insurance in Reducing Direct Risk – The Case of Flood Insurance

The Role of Insurance in Reducing Direct Risk – The Case of Flood Insurance

a research article by Swenja Surminski about 1 month ago

This article explores the current understanding of flood insurance with a specific focus on the ability of flood insurance to contribute to direct risk reduction. read more »


Post-2020 climate agreements in the major economies assessed in the light of global models

Post-2020 climate agreements in the major economies assessed in the light of global models

a research article by Alex Bowen, Emanuele Campiglio about 2 months ago

Integrated assessment models can help in quantifying the implications of international climate agreements and regional climate action. This paper reviews scenario results from model intercomparison projects to explore different … read more »


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Green agricultural policies and poverty reduction

Green agricultural policies and poverty reduction

a policy report by Stefania Lovo, Mintewab Bezabih 6 days ago

Since developing countries typically have large agricultural sectors, the implementation of green agricultural policies can play a key role in helping shift to low-carbon economies. However, the challenge … read more »


Written evidence submitted to the UK Parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee

Written evidence submitted to the UK Parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee

Outlines the main energy and climate change challenges in the UK over the next five-year term read more »


Submission to inquiry on ‘Environmental risks of fracking’ by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee

Submission to inquiry on ‘Environmental risks of fracking’ by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee

a policy paper by Samuela Bassi, Samuel Fankhauser, Bob Ward, Dimitri Zenghelis, Neil Hirst about 1 month ago

This is a submission by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and … read more »


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How to price carbon in good times… and bad

a policy paper by Baran Doda about 2 months ago

Responsive cap-and-trade systems and carbon taxes can improve climate change policy by allowing higher greenhouse gas emissions during times of economic expansions and lower emissions during recessions. read more »


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Taming the beasts of ‘burden-sharing’: an analysis of equitable mitigation actions and approaches to 2030 mitigation pledges

a policy paper by Alina Averchenkova, Nicholas Stern, Dimitri Zenghelis about 2 months ago

Countries are now seeking to reach a new international agreement on climate change, to be signed in Paris in December 2015. A key element of the international negotiations … read more »


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Met Office slays myth that global warming has stopped

Press release 6 days ago

Responding to the publication today (26 January 2015) by the UK Met Office of figures showing that 2014 was jointly with 2010 the hottest year globally since records began in … read more »


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Green farming policies should reduce poverty in developing countries

Press release 6 days ago

Green agricultural policies in developing countries must be carefully designed to reduce poverty, according to a new report published today (26 January) read more »


Al Gore: oil companies ‘use our atmosphere as an open sewer’

Al Gore: oil companies ‘use our atmosphere as an open sewer’

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 10 days ago

We must leave fossil fuels unburned, Gore says, adding the transition to clean energy will be ‘unstoppable’ read more »


Davos 2015: climate change makes a comeback

Davos 2015: climate change makes a comeback

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 11 days ago

Financial crisis pushed global warming down the agenda but Lord Stern’s respected climate economics are leading its way back up read more »


Gore, Pharrell Williams Plan Biggest Music Event for Climate

Gore, Pharrell Williams Plan Biggest Music Event for Climate

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 11 days ago

Washington Post, 21 January


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