Publications

Factors driving China’s carbon emissions after the COVID-19 outbreak

Working paper by Xinlu Sun, Zhifu Mi on 2 Dec 2022

In this paper the authors review determinants of carbon emissions in China since 2002, specifically assessing the impact of COVID-19, to determine whether any structural changes that have taken place will have significant impacts on the economy and low-carbon transition.



Steering the climate system: an extended comment

Working paper by Linus Mattauch, Richard Millar, Frederick van der Ploeg, Armon Rezai, Anselm Schultes, Frank Venmans, Nico Bauer, Simon Dietz, Ottmar Edenhofer, Niall Farrell, Cameron Hepburn, Gunnar Luderer, Jacquelyn Pless, Fiona Spuler, Nicholas Stern, Alexander Teytelboym on 4 Jan 2019

The authors of this comment respond to a recent argument put forward by Lemoine and Rudik (2017), that it is efficient to delay reducing carbon emissions because there is substantial inertia in the climate system. Mattauch et al. show that there is no such inertia, which means there is no lag between carbon emissions and warming. read more »


Aligning national and international climate targets

Policy publication by Michal Nachmany, Emily Mangan on 29 Oct 2018

Quantified national targets are crucial to the credibility of climate change policies – for design, implementation, tracking and revision. This policy brief compares the quantified targets in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement and those in national laws and policies and makes recommendations for improving consistency and clarity. read more »