Publications



Sustainable growth in the UK: Seizing opportunities from technological change and the transition to a low-carbon economy

Policy publication by James Rydge, Ralf Martin, Anna Valero on 3 Dec 2018

Promoting strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth is a priority for G20 governments, including the United Kingdom’s, reflecting the need to drive improvements in labour and resource productivity through more and better investments in innovation, infrastructure and skills. This special report for the LSE Growth Commission shows why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to […]





The role of intermediaries in low carbon transitions – Empowering innovations to unlock district heating in the UK

Research article by Ruth Bush, Frin Bale, Andy Gouldson, Peter Taylor, William Gale on 23 Apr 2017

The literature on socio-technical transitions considers how technological innovations can be established within the context of an incumbent regime that is often resistant or inflexible to change. Strategic niche management is an approach to catalysing a transition to a new regime using protected ‘niche’ spaces to enable development and experimentation with an innovation. Intermediary actors […]



Public sector agenda for stimulating private market development in green securitisation in Europe

Policy publication by Sean Kidney, Diletta Giuliani, Beate Sonerud on 27 Feb 2017

Headline issue Scaling up investment in low-carbon infrastructure is of paramount importance for limiting global warming to 2°C and for the EU to meet its 2030 emissions targets. The annual global investment required for infrastructure in a low-carbon scenario amounts to trillions of euros; this is not being met. This paper examines the role that […]