This report sets out what the delivery of a just transition in the UK will require, highlights initial efforts by leading financial institutions towards achieving a just transition, and points to what is needed to achieve system-wide change.
CCUS is necessary for the UK to reach its net-zero goals. This report assesses economic and potential employment opportunities and implications for the skills needed, as well as transferable strengths and capabilities from other sectors and barriers and enablers for CCUS growth in the UK.
This paper examines the significance of the ownership of natural capital in the context of natural capital accounting, illustrated with regard to two ecosystem services – carbon sequestration and air pollution removal – and a range of ecosystem types and land ownership in Scotland.
On 4 March 2020 the House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee launched an inquiry scrutinising the Government’s plans for flood risk management in England. Building on the lessons learned from the 2019/20 winter weather, MPs will question the level of Government investment, the involvement of affected communities in decision making, and how […]
Policy publication by Josh Burke, Sam Fankhauser, Alex Kazaglis, Louise Kessler, Naina Khandelwal, Peter O’Boyle on 9 Mar 2020
This study explores the distributional impacts of a net-zero-consistent carbon price across different household types and income deciles in the UK; and examines which combination of interventions may reduce carbon consumption and still be progressive.
In advance of the Budget, this policy report highlights areas of the UK economy where the public sector could leverage private investment and in so doing contribute to achieving the strategic priorities of regionally balanced growth and decarbonisation. read more »
Working paper by Daire McCoy, Raphaela Kotsch on 19 Feb 2020
The authors of this paper exploit a large database of home energy efficiency upgrades and metered energy consumption to provide new evidence of the distributional impact of energy efficiency measures. read more »
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 »
In this paper the authors provide experimental evidence to illustrate that aversion to environmental inequality is as pronounced as aversion to income inequality and varies across different types of environmental quality. read more »
This submission was made to the Environment Agency’s consultation on its draft strategy for flood and coastal risk management in England, and draws on the Grantham Research Institute’s work and expertise over many years in this area. read more »