‘Demand pull’ government policies to support Product-Service System activity: The case of Energy Service Companies (ESCos) in the UK

Research article by Matthew Hannon, Tim Foxon, William F. Gale on 1 Dec 2015

Product-Service Systems (PSSs) constitute a family of service-based business models designed to satisfy our societal needs in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. To date however PSS application has remained niche due to a variety of critical barriers. This paper explores how ‘demand pull’ national government policies could support PSS activity by addressing these barriers […]

Global impacts of energy demand on the freshwater resources of nations

Research article by Kate Scott, John Barrett on 1 Dec 2015

The growing geographic disconnect between consumption of goods, the extraction and processing of resources, and the environmental impacts associated with production activities makes it crucial to factor global trade into sustainability assessments. Using an empirically validated environmentally extended global trade model, we examine the relationship between two key resources underpinning economies and human well-being—energy and […]

Monica Di Gregorio

Integrating mitigation and adaptation in climate and land use policies in Indonesia: a policy document analysis

Working paper by Monica Di Gregorio, Leandra Fatorelli, Maria Brockhaus, Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat, Emilia Pramova, Intan Maya Sari, Bruno Locatelli on 25 Nov 2015

Most of the climate policy integration literature focuses on mainstreaming mitigation OR adaptation into sectoral policies. Such approaches, however, tend to ignore possible interactions between climate change adaptation and mitigation, which are particularly important in the land use sector. This paper investigates climate policy integration and coherence in the forest and agricultural sectors in Indonesia. […]

Critical minerals today and in 2030: an analysis of OECD countries

Policy publication by Renaud Coulomb, Simon Dietz, Maria Godunova on 18 Nov 2015

The purpose of this report is to perform for the first time an analysis of critical minerals for the OECD countries as a whole. In addition, this is done not only today, as previous reports have done, but also in 2030, in order to form an initial picture of how possible trends in economic development will affect which minerals are critical in the long-run future. read more »