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‘A minilateral solution for global climate change? On bargaining efficiency, club benefits and international legitimacy’

‘A minilateral solution for global climate change? On bargaining efficiency, club benefits and international legitimacy’

a working paper by Robert Falkner 4 days ago

Gridlock in the multilateral climate negotiations has created growing scholarly and practical interest in the use of minilateral forums. A large variety of climate club proposals have been developed in … read more »


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Invention and diffusion of water supply and water efficiency technologies: insights from a global patent dataset

a working paper by Declan Conway, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Nick Johnstone, Ivan Haščič 12 days ago

This paper identifies over 50 000 patents filed worldwide in various water-related technologies between 1990 and 2010, distinguishing between those related to availability (supply) and conservation (demand) technologies. Patenting activity … read more »


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Discounting disentangled: an expert survey on the determinants of the long-term social discount rate

a working paper by Ben Groom, Mark C. Freeman, Frikk Nesje, Moritz Drupp about 1 month ago

This working paper finds that current policy guidance concerning social discounting and the evaluation of long-term public projects needs to be updated. read more »


The European Union emissions trading system and the market stability reserve: optimal dynamic supply adjustment

The European Union emissions trading system and the market stability reserve: optimal dynamic supply adjustment

a working paper by Luca Taschini, Sascha Kollenberg about 1 month ago

This working paper analyses the design of the market stability reserve proposed as part of the reform of the European Union emissions trading system. read more »


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Statistical corruption in Beijing’s air quality data has likely ended in 2012

a working paper by Thomas Stoerk about 1 month ago

This research documents changes in likely misreporting in official air quality data from Beijing for the years 2008 to 2013. The findings suggest that misreporting of air quality data for Beijing has likely ended in 2012. read more »


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Fiscal and regulatory instruments for clean technology development in the European Union

Fiscal and regulatory instruments for clean technology development in the European Union

a policy paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre 11 days ago

The cost of existing environment-friendly technologies, such as wind turbines and SO2 scrubbers, needs to be brought down so that they can be deployed on a large scale, … read more »


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Bridging the gap: improving the economic and policy framework for carbon capture and storage in the European Union

Headline issue: a gap between CCS ambition and reality To meet climate change targets, European Union (EU) countries need to significantly increase investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) and … read more »


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China’s “new normal”: structural change, better growth, and peak emissions

a policy report by Fergus Green, Nicholas Stern 29 days ago

Study shows that China has entered a new phase of economic development – continuing to promote economic growth while driving down its GHG emissions. read more »


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2015 Global Climate Legislation Study

This report summarises the main insights from the 2015 Global Climate Legislation Study. The study covers 98 countries plus the EU, which together account for 93 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. read more »


Conducting Global Climate Change Negotiations

Conducting Global Climate Change Negotiations

a policy report by Kai Monheim about 2 months ago

Process itself — over and above the issues at stake — is a key determinant of negotiation success across all levels of climate change negotiation groups in the United Nations Framework … read more »


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