Publications


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.


Distributional impacts analysis of engineered Greenhouse Gas Removal technologies in the UK

Policy publication by Josh Burke, Esin Serin on 29 Jul 2021

The UK’s net-zero commitment assumes the use of greenhouse gas removal (GGR) technologies, but there is little understanding of how they might be funded and who will bear the cost. This study prepared for the National Infrastructure Commission analyses how the distribution of costs for funding these technologies impacts society across income deciles.


From the grand to the granular: translating just transition ambitions into investor action

Policy publication by Nick Robins, Sabrina Muller on 23 Jul 2021

This report sets out a framework of just transition expectations that investors can use in conducting due diligence and assessments of companies, engaging with portfolio holdings and allocating capital. The framework is based on international standards and emerging practice and is applied to five companies in the European electric utilities sector.


Global trends in climate litigation: 2021 snapshot

Policy publication by Joana Setzer, Catherine Higham on 2 Jul 2021

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.


Financing inclusive climate action in the UK: An investor roadmap for the just transition

Policy publication by Nick Robins, Andy Gouldson, William Irwin, Andrew Sudmant, James Rydge on 1 Oct 2019

This report sets out the role that investors can play in delivering a just transition in the UK as the country works towards net-zero emissions, illustrating the implications through a set of place-based examples from Yorkshire and the Humber and setting out recommendations for investor action. read more »



Climate change and the just transition – A guide for investor action

Policy publication by Nick Robins, Vonda Brunsting, David Wood on 6 Dec 2018

This guide has also been translated into French and Spanish. A ‘just transition’ for workers and communities as the world’s economy responds to climate change was included as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. This guide sets out how investors can address the social dimension of climate change and pursue the goal […]


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 […]


Submission to the the inquiry on ‘The future of the oil and gas industry’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Scottish Affairs

Policy publication by Bob Ward, Maria Carvalho on 3 Jul 2018

The submission focuses on the implications for the oil and gas industry in the UK, including Scotland, of the transition to low-carbon economic growth. It calls for the Government’s Industrial Strategy to reconcile its ambitions for the sector with the ‘Clean Growth’ Grand Challenge. read more »