Financing the just transition beyond coal

Policy publication by Sabrina Muller, Nick Robins on 27 Oct 2021

emissions-intensive coal industry. This policy brief looks at actions the energy sector and finance are starting take to ensure there is a just transition for affected workers and communities, and how those actions can be scaled up.

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.

To build or not to build? Capital stocks and climate policy

Working paper by Elizabeth Baldwin, Yongyang Cai, Karlygash Kuralbayeva on 19 Jan 2018

To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, the use of fossil fuels must peak and then rapidly decline. This research investigates the impact of climate change policy on capital invested in fossil fuel power plants, especially coal – so-called ‘dirty’ assets. read more »

China: a critical decade

Policy publication by Nicholas Stern on 14 May 2014

China’s consumption of coal could reach a peak by 2020, or even earlier, as part of its plans to pursue more sustainable economic growth. The policy paper by Fergus Green … read more »

Closing coal: economic and moral incentives

Working paper by Paul Collier, Anthony J. Venables on 11 May 2014

Climate policy required that much of the world’s reserves of fossil fuels remain unburned. This paper makes the case for implementing this directly through policy to … read more »