This is the third report in our Global trends in climate litigation series, focusing on cases filed or concluded between May 2020 and May 2021. It provides an update of known case numbers, metrics and categorisations, and considers some of the most relevant trends in the arguments and strategies employed by litigants.
This paper provides evidence that the Montreal Protocol’s restrictions on CFCs triggered a substantial increase in research and innovation on alternatives to ozone-depleting molecules and suggests such international environmental agreements can dynamically improve the benefit-cost equation of environmental protection and may therefore also be useful to dealing with current problems such as climate change.
This paper applies the tools of network analysis to understand the global network of international cooperation created by the system of international environmental agreements, which number more than 2,000.
The Grantham Research institute for Climate Change and the Environment (GRI) are hosting a two-day programme of events focused on…
Vested interests profiting from our reliance on fossil fuels and their enablers in the policy and media arenas have for…
Bob Ward summarises the reactions to President Biden’s actions and intentions on climate and the environment.
Towards improved policy and institutional coherence in the promotion of sustainable biofuels in Mali
Favretto N, Stringer LC, Dougill AJ. 2015. Towards improved policy and institutional coherence in the promotion of sustainable biofuels in Mali. Environmental Policy and Governance 25(1): 36–54. doi: 10.1002/eet.1663
Afionis S, Stringer LC, Favretto N, Tomei J, Buckeridge M. 2016. Unpacking Brazil’s leadership in the global biofuels arena: Brazilian ethanol diplomacy in Africa. Global Environmental Politics 16: 127-150. doi: 10.1162/GLEP_a_00369
Policy and diplomacy in the production of second generation ethanol in Brazil: International relations with the EU, the USA and Africa
Favretto N, Afionis S, Stringer LC, Buckeridge M. 2017. Policy and diplomacy in the production of second generation ethanol in Brazil: International relations with the EU, the USA and Africa. In: MS Buckeridge, AP de Souza (eds.), Advances of basic science for second generation bioethanol from sugarcane and their impact on technology. Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-49826-3_11
Commenting on the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, chair of the Grantham Research Institute…