A recent think tank report that predicts significant disruption to jobs in the UK from the transition to net-zero emissions uses a potentially misleading method, argues Alex Bowen, whose own analysis shows that, with the right policies, the transition could benefit workers throughout the country.
This paper sets out the role for the coordinated development of clean, compact and connected (CCC) cities alongside the restructuring of existing metropolitan areas, and describes the necessary drivers of structural change, in the economic recovery phase in China.
This paper assesses the effectiveness and interactions of different policies aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions, using a macro-financial framework. The research aims to provide central banks and similar institutions with the tools to contribute to climate change mitigation and demonstrates the importance of including these institutions in the push to reduce global emission levels. read more »
New report finds decisive policy action could bring UK big opportunities from zero-emission and autonomous vehicles
Zero-emission and autonomous vehicles present significant growth potential for the UK, and diverse employment opportunities across future supply chains for a range of goods and services, according to a new report published today (13 February 2020). read more »
The UK needs to adopt a strategic approach to decarbonisation and the transition to net-zero economic growth. This report focuses on the goods and services related to passenger vehicles, identifying the multiple areas in which the UK could be competitive: opportunities lie in diverse goods and services across value chains and stages of innovation. read more »
This report sets out the importance of pricing carbon as a key component of any strategy to reach net-zero emissions in the UK – that is, balancing carbon emissions with carbon removal. read more »
While every effort needs to be made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors, it is clear that a net-zero target will require some greenhouse gas removal, also referred … read more »
Business must deliver a step-change in its own ambitions and discourse if the UK is to meet a 2050 net-zero emissions target, argues Sam Unsworth. read more »
This paper investigates the role of ‘social spillovers’ – people learning from and imitating the behaviour of other people – in the adoption of new technologies, with a focus on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in India. The conclusions are important for policymakers seeking to hasten the switch to cleaner energy sources in developing countries. read more »