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

Research article by Sarah Colenbrander, Andy Gouldson, Stephen Hall, Faye McAnulla, 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 […]

Submission to the inquiry on ‘Brexit: environment and climate change’ by the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

Policy publication by Bob Ward, Maria Carvalho on 2 Nov 2016

This is a submission by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science to the inquiry on ‘Brexit: environment and climate change’ by the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee. It highlights […]

The Governance of Corporate Responses to Climate Change: An International Comparison

Research article by Andy Gouldson, Rory Sullivan on 23 Oct 2016

In response to pressures from governments, investors, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders, many large corporations have adopted a variety of carbon and energy management practices, taken action to reduce their emissions and set targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Using the case of international retailers, this article examines whether, and under what conditions, non-state […]

Blowing policy bubbles: rethinking emissions targets and renewable energy subsidies in the UK

Working paper by Ross Gillard, Kathryn Lock on 17 Oct 2016

The United Kingdom’s (UK) Climate Change Act was the first instance of a nation state self-imposing legally binding targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Its achievement depends to a large extent on decarbonising the country’s energy systems, particularly through the scaling up of renewable energy supply. Political attention, policy image and the discursive entwining of […]

Energy services

Research article by Roger Fouquet on 21 Jul 2016

Fouquet, Roger (2016). In: Durlauf, Steven N. and Blume, Lawrence E., (eds.) The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Palgrave Macmillan.