Assessing the quality of state-of-the-art regional climate information: the case of the UK Climate Projections 2018

Research article by Marina Baldissera Pacchetti, Suraje Dessai, David Stainforth on 6 Sep 2021

In this paper, we assess the quality of state-of-the-art regional climate information intended to support climate adaptation decision-making. We use the UK Climate Projections 2018 as an example of such information. Their probabilistic, global, and regional land projections exemplify some of the key methodologies that are at the forefront of constructing regional climate information for […]

Counting carbon or counting coal? Anchoring climate governance in fossil fuel-based accountability frameworks

Working paper by Fergus Green, Declan Kuch on 31 Aug 2021

This analysis explores schemes for the monitoring, reporting and verification of fossil fuels, and points to a hybrid fossil fuel-based accountability framework that accounts for infrastructure and production volumes. Such transparency would provide opportunities for democratic oversight of climate governance efforts and channels to hold states accountable for their climate performance.

Distributional impacts analysis of engineered Greenhouse Gas Removal technologies in the UK

Policy publication by Josh Burke, Esin Serin on 29 Jul 2021

The UK’s net-zero commitment assumes the use of greenhouse gas removal (GGR) technologies, but there is little understanding of how they might be funded and who will bear the cost. This study prepared for the National Infrastructure Commission analyses how the distribution of costs for funding these technologies impacts society across income deciles.

From the grand to the granular: translating just transition ambitions into investor action

Policy publication by Nick Robins, Sabrina Muller on 23 Jul 2021

This report sets out a framework of just transition expectations that investors can use in conducting due diligence and assessments of companies, engaging with portfolio holdings and allocating capital. The framework is based on international standards and emerging practice and is applied to five companies in the European electric utilities sector.