Publications


Submission to Call for Evidence on the Government’s approach to flood risk of inland flooding in England by the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Policy publication by Paola Sakai on 13 Jul 2020

On 4 March 2020 the House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee launched an inquiry scrutinising the Government’s plans for flood risk management in England. Building on the lessons learned from the 2019/20 winter weather, MPs will question the level of Government investment, the involvement of affected communities in decision making, and how […]


Global trends in climate change litigation: 2020 snapshot

Policy publication by Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes on 3 Jul 2020

Climate change litigation has been growing in importance over the past three decades as a way of either advancing or delaying effective action on climate change. This report reviews key developments around the world in climate litigation over the period May 2019 to May 2020.


Should Flood Re be extended to SMEs?

Policy publication by Paola Sakai on 16 Jun 2020

This new study from the UK flood affected areas looks at the economic costs of flooding on SMEs and proposes ways to increase their flood protection.


Does it pay for firms to go green?

Policy publication by Misato Sato, Tobias Kruse, Josh Burke, Myra Mohnen, Peter Pope on 15 Jun 2020

To tackle the challenges of climate change, more investment needs to be mobilised in low-carbon technologies and capital assets. This report examines the implications for firms as they diversify into the green marketplace. read more »



Distributional impacts of a carbon tax in the UK

Policy publication by Josh Burke, Sam Fankhauser, Alex Kazaglis, Louise Kessler, Naina Khandelwal, Peter O’Boyle on 9 Mar 2020

This study explores the distributional impacts of a net-zero-consistent carbon price across different household types and income deciles in the UK; and examines which combination of interventions may reduce carbon consumption and still be progressive.



Seizing sustainable growth opportunities from zero emission passenger vehicles in the UK

Policy publication by Sam Unsworth, Anna Valero, Ralf Martin, Dennis Verhoeven on 13 Feb 2020

The UK needs to adopt a strategic approach to decarbonisation and the transition to net-zero economic growth. This report focuses on the goods and services related to passenger vehicles, identifying the multiple areas in which the UK could be competitive: opportunities lie in diverse goods and services across value chains and stages of innovation. read more »