Climate policy integration in the land use sector: Mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development linkages

Research article by Monica Di Gregorio, Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat, Jouni Paavola, Intan Maya Sari, Leandra Fatorelli, Emilia Pramova, Bruno Locatelli, Maria Brockhaus, Sonya Dyah Kusumadewi on 1 Jan 2017

This article re-conceptualizes Climate Policy Integration (CPI) in the land use sector to highlight the need to assess the level of integration of mitigation and adaptation objectives and policies to minimize trade-offs and to exploit synergies. It suggests that effective CPI in the land use sector requires i) internal climate policy coherence between mitigation and […]

Can low-carbon urban development be pro-poor? The case of Kolkata, India

Research article by Sarah Colenbrander, Andy Gouldson, Stephen Hall, N. Kerr, Andrew Sudmant, J. Roy, S. Sarkar, A. Ghatak, D. Chakravarty, D. Ganguly on 23 Dec 2016

Fast-growing cities in the global South have an important role to play in climate change mitigation. However, city governments typically focus on more pressing socioeconomic needs, such as reducing urban poverty. To what extent can social, economic and climate objectives be aligned? Focusing on Kolkata in India, we consider the economic case for low-carbon urban […]

Consumption-based carbon accounting: does it have a future?

Research article by Stavros Afionis, John Barrett, Andy Gouldson, Marco Sakai, Kate Scott on 23 Dec 2016

Internationally, allocation of responsibility for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is currently based on the production-based (PB) accounting method, which measures emissions generated in the place where goods and services are produced. However, the growth of emissions embodied in trade has raised the question whether we should switch to, or amalgamate PB accounting, with other accounting […]

Climate change mitigation in Chinese megacities: A measures-based analysis of opportunities in the residential sector

Research article by Andy Gouldson, Andrew Sudmant, Dabo Guan, Sarah Colenbrander, Q. Zhang on 23 Dec 2016

China’s commitment to the UNFCCC to peak its emissions by 2030, or sooner, signaled a long anticipated shift in China’s model of development with far reaching consequences. Cities in China, and particularly the residential sector in cities, will be charged with making significant reductions in emissions growth even as rates of urbanization continue to climb. […]

‘I prefer 30°’: business strategies for consumer messages to reduce carbon emissions; an empirical coevolutionary analysis

Working paper by Elizabeth Morgan, Tim Foxon, Anne Tallontire on 14 Dec 2016

A series of voluntary business initiatives have been taken in Western Europe since 1997 to persuade consumers to wash their clothes in cooler water. This would contribute to reducing carbon emissions, as well as saving money for consumers, but these initiatives have had limited success. This paper uses a coevolutionary framework (Murmann 2003, 2013; Foxon, […]