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Resolving intertemporal conflicts: Economics vs. Politics

Resolving intertemporal conflicts: Economics vs. Politics

a working paper by Antony Millner, Geoffrey Heal 4 days ago

Intertemporal conflicts occur when a group of agents with heterogeneous time preferences must make a collective decision about how to manage a common asset. How should this be done? We … read more »


Climate change mitigation as catastrophic risk management

a research article by Simon Dietz 10 days ago

Since Nicholas Stern published his influential ‘Review on the Economics of Climate Change’ for the British government in 2006, economists have become increasingly interested in how the value of climate policy, especially the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at the global level, depends on risk and uncertainty. New lines of research make the case that mitigating climate change is above all an exercise in catastrophic risk management. read more »


Flood insurance in England – An assessment of the current and newly proposed insurance scheme in the context of rising flood risk

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Jillian Eldridge 10 days ago

By applying our analytical framework we find an absence of formal incentive mechanisms for risk reduction in the existing and proposed Flood Re scheme. We identify the barriers for applying insurance to risk reduction and point to some possible modifications in the Flood Re proposal to deliver a greater link between risk transfer and risk reduction. read more »


Taking an organisational approach to private sector adaptation – the case of Tata Teleservices in India

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Jennifer Steeves 23 days ago

A growing paradigm of ‘engaging the private sector’ is noticeable in all areas of climate risk management and adaptation. However, there is limited empirical investigation into what action companies are … read more »


The Economics of Steering the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

a conference presentation by Dimitri Zenghelis about 1 month ago

Presentations given at a three-day course ‘The economics of change: achieving better growth and a better climate’- part of a joint programme between LSE Enterprise in Spain and the Fundación … read more »

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Path dependence, innovation and the economics of climate change

Shifting our fossil-fuelled civilisation to clean modes of production and consumption requires deep transformations in our energy and economic systems read more »


Innovation, risk and government: perspectives and principles from the social sciences

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern, Fergus Green, Rodney Boyd, Reuben Finighan 9 days ago

The interplay between innovation and risk, and the social interactions between public and private sectors, are critical in fostering innovation and determining its effectiveness. read more »


The impacts of environmental regulations on competitiveness

a policy report by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Misato Sato 14 days ago

Report shows that environmental regulations have only a a marginal impact on competiviveness and that the benefits often outweigh the costs read more »


“This time is different”: The prospects for an effective climate agreement in Paris 2015

a policy paper by Fergus Green 29 days ago

The international climate change conference in Paris at the end of 2015 presents an important opportunity for governments to negotiate a new international climate agreement. A question of central importance to negotiators and observers is: what kind of policy architecture — what policy, legal and institutional structure — is likely to be most effective in generating sufficient emissions reductions read more »

Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change on ‘Linking Emissions Trading Systems’

Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change on ‘Linking Emissions Trading Systems’

a policy paper by Luca Taschini about 1 month ago

Paper looks at what are the main challenges to linking emissions trading systems and what are the consequences of failing to address them adequately. read more »

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New report finds governments must act now to support clean energy innovation and avoid spiralling future costs

Press release 4 days ago

The longer governments wait to promote clean energy innovation, the greater the eventual cost to the environment and the economy, according to a new report published today (24 November 2014) … read more »


Governments must stop ‘dithering’ over climate action, warns report

a mention in the media for Cameron Hepburn, Dimitri Zenghelis 4 days ago

New study from Grantham Institute says costs of tackling climate change will spiral unless concerted action is taken urgently read more »

The US-China Climate Deal

The US-China Climate Deal

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 7 days ago

Television interview. read more »

Rich countries pledge $9.3bn to help poorer nations cope with climate change

Rich countries pledge $9.3bn to help poorer nations cope with climate change

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 8 days ago

Green Climate Fund pledging conference in Berlin falls just short of $10bn target read more »

Why Britain’s Tories are Earth’s best friends

Why Britain’s Tories are Earth’s best friends

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 8 days ago

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott have taken different approaches to climate change read more »

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