Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

Working paper by Julius Andersson on 15 Oct 2015

Is a carbon tax effective in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and thereby mitigating climate change? I estimate the reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the transport sector … read more »

An ‘equal effort’ approach to assessing the North–South climate finance gap

Research article by Alex Bowen, Emanuele Campiglio, Sara Herreras Martinez on 12 Oct 2015

This study employs a number of Integrated Assessment Models to determine what the optimal financial transfers between high-income and developing economies would be if climate mitigation effort, measured as mitigation costs as a share of gross domestic product, were to be divided equally across regions through a global carbon market. read more »

The concept of city carbon maps: A case study of Melbourne, Australia

Research article by Thomas Wiedmann, John Barrett on 12 Oct 2015

Cities are thought to be associated with most of humanity’s consumption of natural resources and impacts on the environment. Cities not only constitute major centers of economic activity, knowledge, innovation, and governance—they are also said to be linked to approximately 70% to 80% of global carbon dioxide emissions. This makes cities primary agents of change […]

To what extent can China’s near-term air pollution control policy protect air quality and human health? A case study of the Pearl River Delta region

Research article by Dabo Guan, Andy Gouldson, Q. Zhang on 8 Oct 2015

Following a series of extreme air pollution events, the Chinese government released the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan in 2013 (China’s State Council 2013). The Action Plan sets clear goals for key regions (i.e. cities above the prefecture level, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Province, the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta) and establishes near-term […]

Construction sector views on low carbon building materials

Research article by Peter Taylor on 7 Oct 2015

Giesekam J, Barrett JR, Taylor P (2015). In: Building Research and Information. Abstract As is the case in a number of countries, the UK construction industry faces the challenge of expanding production whilst making ambitious greenhouse gas emission reductions. Embodied carbon constitutes a growing proportion of whole-life carbon emissions and accounts for a significant share […]