Publications




The risk of corporate lock-in to future physical climate risks: the case of flood risk in England and Wales

Working paper by Shilpita Mathews, Viktor Rözer, Swenja Surminski on 22 Nov 2021

Using the example of flood risk in England and Wales, this study looks at both the evidence for and drivers of business lock-ins to the physical risks from climate change. The findings show that decisions made today can lock businesses into future risk trajectories that may be difficult and costly to change.


Accountability mechanisms in climate change framework laws

Policy publication by Catherine Higham, Alina Averchenkova, Joana Setzer, Arnaud Koehl on 5 Nov 2021

Climate change framework laws are needed for the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement. This policy insight examines the elements that can be ‘built in’ to framework laws to specify accountability for the implementation of the core obligations contained within, based on a review of 43 such laws from the Climate Change Laws of the World database.


Do carbon offsets offset carbon?

Working paper by Raphael Calel, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Matthieu Glachant on 3 Nov 2021

In this paper the authors develop and implement a new method for identifying ‘wasted’ subsidies, and use it to provide systematic evidence on the misallocation of carbon offsets in the Clean Development Mechanism, the world’s largest carbon offset programme.


Financing the just transition beyond coal

Policy publication by Sabrina Muller, Nick Robins on 27 Oct 2021

emissions-intensive coal industry. This policy brief looks at actions the energy sector and finance are starting take to ensure there is a just transition for affected workers and communities, and how those actions can be scaled up.




Organisational preparedness for the physical risks of climate change in the UK: headline findings from a UK-wide survey (April–May 2021)

Policy publication by Denyse S. Dookie, Declan Conway, Suraje Dessai on 12 Oct 2021

This report presents the headline findings from a national survey of UK-based organisations’ perceptions about adapting to a changing climate, providing insights into a wide range of factors affecting organisational and sectoral perspectives on preparedness, risk and adaptation.