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Treat loans for green projects like mortgages to help fund €470 billion annual investment in low-carbon in Europe

Posted 27 Feb 2017 in

Green loans for small-scale low-carbon projects, such as energy efficiency upgrades on homes or the construction of rooftop solar power panels, should be treated like mortgages to provide the multi-billion Euro investments needed for the UK and Europe to make the transition to a low-carbon economy, according to a new policy paper published today (27 […]


Response to UK Government backdown on research grants

Posted 2 Dec 2016 in

Responding to the announcement today (Friday 2 December 2016) by the Cabinet Office that its new regulations for Government grants will not prevent researchers from informing policy-making, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, said: “I am […]




World must deliver urgently on global agenda for climate and sustainability, says Nicholas Stern 10 years on from his landmark report

Posted 28 Oct 2016 in

The world must deliver urgently and strongly on the global agenda for climate and sustainability over the next 10 years, and avoid the huge risks resulting from delay, Nicholas Stern will say in a keynote speech today (28 October 2016) to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of his landmark review of the economics […]


Response to article by David Rose in ‘The Mail on Sunday’

Posted 23 Oct 2016 in

Responding to the publication today of an article by David Rose in ‘The Mail on Sunday’, Bob Ward, policy and communications director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, said: “This article is riddled with serious mistakes, inaccuracies and misleading statements, and creates a wholly false impression of the work of the […]




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