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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:


World leaders, including Xi Jinping, Obama and the Pope, signal change is in the air on attitudes to global warming
South China Morning Post, 28 September

Commentary: China Pledges to Set Up Landmark Emissions Trading Scheme
Jakarta Globe, 26 September

Shell, BHP and GE to advise governments on climate change
FT, 24 September

Fuel savings can pay for green energy: Greenpeace
The China Post, 22 September

CBI warning over renewables subsidies
BBC News, 22 September

We have lift-off: Experts call for green growth boost at Paris 
RTCC, 16 September

Business leaders back Global Apollo clean energy R&D plan
Business Green, 16 September

Help the Global Apollo Programme make clean energy cheaper than coal 

The Guardian, 16 September

Nicholas Stern: “Sul clima non possiamo permetterci di aspettare” 
l'Unita.tv, 15 September

Moral case to tackle climate change overwhelming, says Lord Stern
The Guardian, 10 September

Tony Abbott and Naomi Klein agree: we can't beat climate change under capitalism
The Guardian, 3 September

"Ramped-up" commitments needed to overcome carbon emissions gap: study
Xinhua, 1 September

Metas de redução de emissões são insuficientes, revela estudo

Estado de Minas, 31 August

China, climate change and cricket ... Kevin Rudd makes his debut as a CNN host
The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 August

U.N.: Tackling climate change is a long-term commitment
CNN, 28 August


Lord Stern hits out at claims about cost of climate cuts 
Guardian, 26 August

You can fight climate change and grow the economy, says Lord Stern
Business Green, 26 Green

Carbon pricing corrects a market failure
Letter to the FT, 25 August

Oil prices fall on China stock market turbulence
Business Green, 25 August

Australia's climate goals 'weak', says former Obama adviser
Sydney Morning Herald, 13 August

Pacific island nation calls for moratorium on new coal mines
Reuters, 13 August

UN encourages other countries to announce emissions targets ahead of Paris conference
The World Today, ABC.net. 12 August 

Obama plan gives 'hope' for Paris deal
BBC News, 4 August

Qualified praise for Obama's clean power plan
AFP/Yahoo News, 4 August

Andrew Hammond: Obama’s New Resolve in Tackling Climate Change
Jakarta Globe, 4 August

G20 countries pay over $1,000 per citizen in fossil fuel subsidies, say IMF

The Guardian, 4 August

Obama's clean power plan hailed as US's strongest ever climate action
The Guardian, 3 August 

Obama Unveils 'Most Important Step Ever' on Climate Change
BBC World Service, 3 August



Climate campaigners warn of 'bonfire of green policies'
ITV News, 24 July 

Act on climate change now, top British institutions tell governments
The Guardian, 21 July

New Brics bank in Shanghai to challenge major institutions
FT, 21 July

Major developing economies launch BRICS Bank in Shanghai
ShanghaiDaily.com, 21 July 

Le faux dilemme : croissance contre climat
Huffington Post France, 20 July

The 'stars are aligning' ahead of 'most important environmental summit in history', says UN climate change chief 
The Independent, 19 July

Does the solution to global warming lie beneath the North Sea?
ITV News, 17 July  

Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study 
The Guardian, 13 July

China’s climate plan: how ambitious and what does it mean for Australia?
Canberra Times, 1 July


Climate change caused by multiple market failures

FT, 30 June


China se compromete a reduzir emissões, antes de negociações climáticas em Paris

Diário do Grande ABC, 30 June


La Chine s’engage dans les négociations climatiques

Le Devoir, 30 June


La Chine dévoile ses ambitions pour la Conférence de Paris sur le climat

Le Monde, 30 June


Dutch court orders state to slash greenhouse emissions

Euroactive.com, 24 June


Dutch Court Orders State to Slash Greenhouse EmissionsDutch Court Orders State to Slash Greenhouse Emissions

NDTV, 24 June


Qui doit payer pour protéger le climat ?

Les Echos, 24 June


COP 21 : curieux désaccords entre experts

Liberation, 24 June


Could China, the World’s Biggest Carbon Emitter, Ever Go Green?

Time, 23 June


Will Pope Francis’s encyclical become his ‘miracle’ that saved the planet?

Guardian, 18 June


EU Needs More Carbon Capture Technology, Report Says

Wall Street Journal, 16 June


La UE debe aumentar su inversión en captura de CO2 para cumplir sus objetivos de cambio climático, según informe

Telecinco, 16 June


Kicking the coal habit

Financial Times, 14 June


Reacciones al texto del Papa Francisco: «Global, visionario y valiente»

ABC.es, 19 June


Green financing to take root at bank

China Daily, 19 June


Keeping Europe’s climate policy on track

Europe's World, 16 June


Getting the climate story right

The Hindu, 12 June


Big differences hold up efforts to secure global climate deal

FT, 12 June


Ein Physiker beim G-7-Gipfel

Die Wilt, 11 June


El cambio climático como trampolín para la innovación empresarial

El Mundo, 11 June


G7, China leading on climate change

The Age, 10 June


Why Harper’s G7 signature is no green epiphany

The Globe and Mail, 10 June


Commentary: G7 Right to Call for Fossil Fuel Phase-out, but It Can Happen Sooner

Jakarta Globe, 10 June


G7 fossil fuel pledge is a diplomatic coup for Germany’s ‘climate chancellor’

The Guardian, 8 June


No more beer, chocolate or coffee: how climate change could ruin your weekend

The Guardian, 9 June


Predicted China Emissions Decline Spurs Hope for Climate Change Deal

Voice of America, 9 June


Pester power: The new weapon in the fight against global warming
The Independent, 3 June


World leaders missed chance to tackle climate change, says economist

The Guardian, 25 May

DIALOGUE: Will China’s coal consumption and CO2 emissions continue to fall?
Carbon Pulse, 18 May 2015

Kingdom built on oil foresees fossil fuel phase-out this century
FT, 21 May 

Al-Naimi Speaks on Climate Change Panel at Unesco
Bloomberg Business, 21 May
Debate at Unesco's Business & Climate Summit in Paris with other panelists including Nicholas Stern

Agir ensemble pour le climat… et pour la croissance
Les Echos, 21 May
Commentary article by Nicholas Stern and Jean-Pascal Tricoire.

Dirty air and disease: why we must end the subsidy of fossil fuels
The Guardian, 20 May
IMF evidence about hidden costs such as pollution, traffic accidents and climate change makes it apparent just how heavily subsidised the coal, oil and gas industries are.

Time for governments to price in the true cost of oil
FT, 20 May

Fossiele brandstoffen krijgen 10 miljoen euro subsidies per minuut
Express.be, 21 May

Glencore chairman Tony Hayward calls for an end to subsidies for fossil fuels 
The Guardian, 21 May

Carburants fossiles: des cadeaux de 10 millions par minute?
Agence Science.Press, 20 May

The rise and rise of the fossil fuel divestment movement
The Guardian, 19 May

5300G$ en «subventions» par année pour les énergies fossiles, affirment des chercheurs du FMI
Journalmetro.com, 19 May

Fossil fuels subsidised by a 'shocking' $10m a minute, say IMF experts 
The Independent, 19 May

Paris 2015: Two degrees warming a 'prescription for disaster' says top climate scientist James Hansen

The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 May 2015

UN says carbon plans 'deeply inadequate'
Sky News Australia, 5 May

Current carbon pledges won't stop dangerous global warming, says Lord Stern
The Guardian, 4 May

Planned curbs in greenhouse gas emissions won't prevent global warming 'danger limit' being reached, warns report
The Independent, 4 May

Emissions pledges 'are not enough'
Daily Mail, 4 May

Report: Global emissions goals still aren’t enough to prevent dangerous warming
Washington Post, 4 May

Key climate change goal may be missed
The Hill, 4 May

Britische Forscher: UN-Klimaschutzziele sind gefährdet
Yahoo News Germany, 4 May

Réchauffement climatique: les engagements actuels ne suffiront pas
L'Express, 4 May

Carbon plans deeply inadequate: climate study warns
AFP, 4 May

Paris climate summit: Carbon pledges to fall short of warming goal, Stern warns
Sydney Morning Herald, 4 May

Man-made climate change to cause more English heat waves – scientists
RT.com, 1 May




Scepticism over rising temperatures? Lord Lawson peddles a fake controversy
The Guardian, 27 April
Opinion article by Bob Ward on the Global Warming Policy Foundation's claim to undertake a ‘major inquiry into the integrity of the official global surface temperature records’ on data by meteorological organisations.

Leading group of climate change deniers accused of creating 'fake controversy' over claims global temperature data may be inaccurate 
The Independent, 26 April
The UK’s most prominent climate change denial group is launching an inquiry into the integrity of global surface temperature records.

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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