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The Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and its staff is frequently featured in the media.

Below is a selection of online media articles from 2015.  

We also have archived selected media articles from:




Earth Day: scientists say 75% of known fossil fuel reserves must stay in ground|
The Guardian, 22 April
Leading scientists and economists release statement to mark Earth Day in which they urge leaders to keep to commitments to avoid dangerous global warming

Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris|
The Independent, 22 April
Experts have drawn up a 3-page summary of the action needed to be agreed on at the UN meeting in Paris this December, which is widely seen as the last chance for the world’s political leaders to agree on a binding treaty to prevent the global climate from slipping into a dangerously precarious state

March global temperatures set new highs, US agency NOAA says|
The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 April

The economists’ manifesto
|FT, 17 April
If Britain’s top economists were in charge, what policies would they implement? Includes contribution from Nicholas Stern.

Compact and connected cities cost less and best for reducing carbon footprint
|Times of India, 17 April

Take a deep breath
|India Express, 10 April
Rajat Kathuria (of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations) and Lord Stern argue that India is at a crossroads and can either continue down the carbon-intensive development agenda with huge health implications, or reap the economic benefits of low-carbon growth that could lead to healthy, liveable cities, free from the toxic smog that now envelops them.

Can the world economy survive without fossil fuels?|
The Guardian, 8 April
Guardian Economics Editor, Larry Elliott, looks at how the world can move away from fossil fuels without sacrificing economic growth. Includes inputs from Nicholas Stern, Michael Jacobs, Dieter Helm and others.



Britain's climate sceptics' dishonest tactics need to stop
|New Statesman, 20 March

Warm weather sees Arctic sea ice shrink to lowest levels|
The Times, 20 March

Arctic sea ice hits record low: US monitor|
Times of India, 20 March

Arctic sea ice shrinks to lowest level on record|
FT, 20 March

Arctic sea ice extent hits record low for winter maximum|
The Guardian, 19 March

Arctic sea ice extent hits record low for winter|
BBC News, 19 March

Poor Nations Need $400 Billion a Year in Climate Aid, Study Says
|The Washington Post, 16 March

Helping poor countries tackle climate change is affordable, says study|
Business Green, 16 March

Environmental conservation under China’s ‘new normal’
CCTV.com, 13 March

Climate summit’s pledges on carbon cuts ‘won’t avert global disaster’
|The Guardian, 7 March




Oil industry cannot accept possibility of a decline in demand
|Financial Times, 19 February

As China gets richer, the world gets dirtier — and will have to choose more growth and being green|
The Independent, 17 February



Oil Plunge Seen Eroding Emissions Ambition: Carbon & Climate|
Bloomberg News, 8 January

How can we square fossil fuel divestment with CCS potential?|
Business Green, 8 January

How 2014 was Britain’s warmest year on record|
Daily Express, 6 January

2014 warmest on record|
Herald Scotland, 6 January

2014 was warmest since records began 350 years ago, says Met Office
|The Times, 6 January

Wonky weather! From -4C to 14C in just four days as Britain is set to be hotter than Athens by then end of the week - but there will also be harsh frosts and fierce gales
|Daily Mail, 6 January

Climate change activists blame Government for 'colossal failure' to make global warming a national priority
|The Independent, 5 January

The UK experienced its warmest year on record in 2014, but it was also one of the wettest|
The Metro, 5 December

Official figures show 2014 was warmest year since records began
|ITV News, 5 December

2014 was UK’s hottest year on record, says Met Office
|The Guardian, 5 January

Met Office lists 2014 as UK’s warmest year|
The Times of India, 5 January




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