It is widely acknowledged that introducing a price on carbon represents a crucial precondition for filling the current gap in low-carbon investment. However, as this paper argues, carbon pricing in itself may not be sufficient. This is due to the

Reform of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process in India has favored a decentralization process by delegating the responsibility over environmental clearance of certain activities to state-level authorities, but variations in the strength of environmental enforcement across states has resulted in an increase of births for polluting industries affected by the reform in states with lower level of enforcement, finds this working paper published by Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.

Can directed technical change be used to combat climate change? This paper construct new firm-level panel data on auto industry innovation distinguishing between “dirty” and “clean” (e.g. electric and hybrid) patents across 80 countries over several decades.

Climate change adaptation is an increasingly important field and will involve a range of actors from national governments to private companies, communities and households.

How should the scale and the nature of the immense risks appear to face from unmanaged climate change influence the way frame both the economics and the approaches to the values or ethics which bring to the policy analysis?

The lack of real progress at the Durban climate change conference in 2011—postponing effective action until at least 2020—has many causes, one of which is the failure to address trade issues and in particular carbon leakage. This paper advances two arguments.

This report examines the impact of environmental regulation within countries as well as regulatory distance between countries on international technology transfer.

Crop models demonstrate that food production is vulnerable to climate change in many regions through a combination of temperature change, water stress and extreme weather.

Human-induced climate change poses enormous risks to our environment, economies and societies. Nations have come together under the auspices of the United Nations to debate what needs to be done to manage these risks.

The global climate is changing, and will continue to do so even if greenhouse gas emissions are dramatically curbed. Economies are therefore faced with the challenge of adapting to climate change.