Publications

Global trends in climate change litigation: 2019 snapshot

Policy publication by Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes on 4 Jul 2019

This policy report provides an overview of current issues in climate change litigation, focusing on selected cases and developments from May 2018 to May 2019. The report draws on the Climate Change Laws of the World database and the U.S. Climate Change Litigation database. Headline issues Climate change litigation continues to expand across jurisdictions as […]



China’s 14th Plan, sustainable development and the new era

Policy publication by Isabella Neuweg, Nicholas Stern on 7 May 2019

Headline issues Wellbeing, quality and sustainability: the new focuses of China’s transformation The 14th Five-Year Plan (covering 2021–25) will be a crucial element in shaping the new era, for China and for the world. China’s transformation has seen it rise from low-income to upper-middle-income status in just over four decades. China will transform again in […]


Subnational Leaders and Diplomacy

Research article by Joana Setzer on 1 May 2019

Subnational diplomacy has become an increasingly important part of foreign policy and international relations. This observation concerns a state of affairs that is not necessarily obvious or given. First, by … read more »


Sustainability and internationalism: driving development in the 21st century

Policy publication by Nicholas Stern on 28 Mar 2019

Nicholas Stern contends that embarking on a path of strong, sustainable and inclusive growth can deliver the zero-carbon economy and the Sustainable Development Goals, and that such a strategy both requires, and can help create, a new internationalism. This is an extended version of a lecture by Professor Stern delivered in February 2019 at the University of Cambridge. read more »



Steering the climate system: an extended comment

Working paper by Linus Mattauch, Richard Millar, Frederick van der Ploeg, Armon Rezai, Anselm Schultes, Frank Venmans, Nico Bauer, Simon Dietz, Ottmar Edenhofer, Niall Farrell, Cameron Hepburn, Gunnar Luderer, Jacquelyn Pless, Fiona Spuler, Nicholas Stern, Alexander Teytelboym on 4 Jan 2019

The authors of this comment respond to a recent argument put forward by Lemoine and Rudik (2017), that it is efficient to delay reducing carbon emissions because there is substantial inertia in the climate system. Mattauch et al. show that there is no such inertia, which means there is no lag between carbon emissions and warming. read more »



Climate change and the just transition – A guide for investor action

Policy publication by Nick Robins, Vonda Brunsting, David Wood on 6 Dec 2018

This guide has also been translated into French and Spanish. A ‘just transition’ for workers and communities as the world’s economy responds to climate change was included as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. This guide sets out how investors can address the social dimension of climate change and pursue the goal […]