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UK climate leadership left in tatters by Prime Minister’s speech - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-10-16 (or before) in London School of Economics

Bob Ward reviews key elements of Rishi Sunak’s 20th September net zero speech and the implications of the announced policy changes.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Rishi Sunak | UK Politics


Global trends in climate change litigation: 2023 snapshot - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-08-30 (or before) in London School of Economics

This report, the fifth in our annual series, reviews key global developments in climate change litigation with a focus on the period May 2022 to May 2023.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation


Daily Mail still not taking climate change seriously - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-06-16 (or before) in London School of Economics

The ‘Daily Mail’ has a long track record of promoting climate change denial. Its coverage of climate change before and after COP26 has been no exception says Bob Ward

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Global trends in climate change litigation: 2022 snapshot - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-06-07 (or before) in London School of Economics

This latest edition of our annual report on global trends in climate change litigation takes stock of developments over the period May 2021 to May 2022, and draws on a number of recent case studies from around the world. It also identifies areas where climate litigation cases are likely to increase in the future.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation


Impacts of climate litigation on firm value - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-05-23 (or before) in London School of Economics

This working paper finds that climate litigation is a relevant financial risk, presenting evidence that litigation reduces firm value.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation | Climate Change Impacts


A closer examination of the fantastical numbers in Bjorn Lomborg’s new book - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-04-09 (or before) in London School of Economics

Bob Ward reviews Bjorn Lomborg’s new book, False Alarm, finding the misuse of outdated, concocted and misinterpreted numbers on the costs of climate action and concluding that the book’s central claim that the ‘optimal’ level of global warming by 2100 would be 3.75˚C was completely out-of-date before it was even published.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


New partnership launches AI-powered global climate law and policy database - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-03-20 (or before) in London School of Economics

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, and Climate Policy Radar are delighted to announce a new partnership to offer upgraded open data resources on global climate laws, policies and legal cases. 

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


Lord Stern responds to media reports that the Government is due to give approval this week for a new coal mine in Cumbria - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2022-12-07 (or before) in London School of Economics

Responding to media reports that the Government is due to give approval this week for a new coal mine in...

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change


MP joins climate change deniers’ ‘Project Fear’ on net zero - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2022-10-20 (or before) in London School of Economics

Bob Wards highlights errors in a recent article by Steve Baker MP that claims “the poorest will pay the highest price for Net Zero fantasies”, part of an apparent ramp-up in the misinformation campaign by British climate change deniers.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation | Net Zero


Misinformation and propaganda campaign on net zero - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-11-26 (or before) in London School of Economics

Bob Ward outlines how a small group of MPs have launched a media campaign that is spreading misinformation about the UK Government’s climate change policies.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation | Net Zero


Home - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-11-26 (or before) in London School of Economics

The Grantham Research Institute at LSE carries out world-class research on climate change and the environment.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change litigation cases spreading around the world - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-11-26 (or before) in London School of Economics

Climate change litigation cases have been increasing markedly over the past six years, and pose a risk to an expanding range of companies and policymakers, according to a new report published today (Friday 2 July 2021) by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Litigation


Global trends in climate litigation: 2021 snapshot - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-11-26 (or before) in London School of Economics

This is the third report in the Grantham Research Institute's '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.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation


Breaching tipping points would increase economic costs of climate change impacts - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-08-16 (or before) in London School of Economics

Exceeding tipping points in the climate system could lead to a measurable increase in the economic impacts of climate change,...

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Out of the window? Green monetary policy in China: window guidance and the promotion of sustainable lending and investment - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-05-14 (or before) in London School of Economics

Investigating the use of the green monetary policy tool ‘window guidance’ in China, the authors draw lessons for the design of green finance policies for other countries that seek to enhance sustainable finance and mitigate climate change and related risks.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wind Power | Finance


The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-02-02 (or before) in London School of Economics

The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review (2006) assessed a wide range of evidence on the impacts of climate change and on the economic costs.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Climate Change Impacts


Eight steps to turn the world around - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2020-11-27 (or before) in London School of Economics

Sean Kidney sets out eight steps to drive change in global capital and channel trillions towards investment in the green, resilient and inclusive economy of the future.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Another humiliation for British climate change deniers and their promoters in the media - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2020-09-28 (or before) in London School of Economics

‘The Daily Telegraph’ has been forced today to publish corrections to an error-filled article about climate and energy policy by...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


China’s historic announcement on net-zero emissions - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2020-09-28 (or before) in London School of Economics

Nicholas Stern explains why President Xi’s historic pledge to cut China's emissions to net-zero by 2060, announced this week, could prove to be a key milestone on the path to a healthier, safer and more prosperous future.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Health


An analysis of the Trump Administration’s economic and policy arguments for withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2020-09-28 (or before) in London School of Economics

This report investigates whether the evidence supports the reasons given by the Trump Administration to justify its decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, and concludes that the decision is irrational and does not promote the best interests of the American people.

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Climate Change


The economic case for the United States to remain in the Paris Agreement on climate change - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2020-09-28 (or before) in London School of Economics

This policy brief examines the economic case for the United States to continue its participation in the Paris Agreement on climate change and finds that withdrawing is a mistake.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Events Archive - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2019-05-02 (or before) in London School of Economics

  Tagged under: Climate Change


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