Publications

What does an EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism mean for the UK?

Policy publication by Josh Burke, Misato Sato, Charlotte Taylor, Fangmin Li on 1 Apr 2021

There has been a resurgence in the debate around Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms (CBAMs) and the role they may play in preserving the effectiveness of climate action in high ambition countries. This report explores how the European Union’s CBAM, announced to come into force by the end of 2022, might affect the UK.


Does it pay for firms to go green?

Policy publication by Misato Sato, Tobias Kruse, Josh Burke, Myra Mohnen, Peter Pope on 15 Jun 2020

To tackle the challenges of climate change, more investment needs to be mobilised in low-carbon technologies and capital assets. This report examines the implications for firms as they diversify into the green marketplace. read more »


Seizing sustainable growth opportunities from zero emission passenger vehicles in the UK

Policy publication by Sam Unsworth, Anna Valero, Ralf Martin, Dennis Verhoeven on 13 Feb 2020

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 »



Pigou pushes preferences: decarbonisation and endogenous values

Working paper by Linus Mattauch, Cameron Hepburn, Nicholas Stern on 17 Dec 2018

This paper explores the relationship between carbon prices and policies that change consumers’ preferences, concluding that taking the effects into account in economic models would enhance understanding of climate change mitigation policy, facilitating the transition to a low-carbon economy. read more »


Sustainable growth in the UK: Seizing opportunities from technological change and the transition to a low-carbon economy

Policy publication by James Rydge, Ralf Martin, Anna Valero on 3 Dec 2018

Promoting strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth is a priority for G20 governments, including the United Kingdom’s, reflecting the need to drive improvements in labour and resource productivity through more and better investments in innovation, infrastructure and skills. This special report for the LSE Growth Commission shows why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to […]