Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

Lead Research Organisation: London School of Economics & Pol Sci
Department Name: Grantham Research Inst on Climate Change

Abstract

CCCEP was established in October 2008 with the aim of advancing public and private action on climate change through rigorous, innovative research. Even though much of our research is ongoing, we have made several major academic contributions:

- Improving understanding of the uncertainties in climate models, developing state-of-the-art economic models of decision-making under uncertainty and applying them to climate change, and pursuing novel methods of participatory assessment/modelling.

- Exploring different routes to a global climate agreement and alternatives to state-based governance, all the time emphasising the role of institutions.

- Advancing knowledge on the potential for climate-friendly forms of development, and development-friendly forms of adaptation. We have advanced new integrated methodologies for identifying adaptation priorities, including 'vulnerability hotspots'.

- Conducting interdisciplinary research on interventions towards a low-carbon economy, including robust econometric evaluation of the impacts of existing policies, analysis of carbon markets that bridges theory and practice, and an examination of the roles of states and markets.

- Developing new methodologies bridging the gap between macro-scale simulation modelling and micro-scale, context-specific approaches.

To build research capacity, we have strengthened the links between key disciplines and the climate debate, trained over 50 PhD students and provided new university courses at all levels. We have actively engaged with key decision-makers at all stages of the research process, influencing the UN climate negotiations at a high level, working closely with the World Bank and other international organisations, engaging heavily in UK climate policy on critical issues such as the fourth statutory carbon budget, impacting on policy-making in many other countries and engaging with private decision-makers, e.g. through our collaboration with Munich Re. We have also secured c. £28 millon in leveraged funding.

Extensive consultations have highlighted the need to address the financial crisis/downturn, the continuing absence of a comprehensive international climate treaty, and recent controversies on climate science. They have stressed the need for more integrated approaches to climate research, to continue making a distinctive contribution in the context of other climate research, and to contribute to ESRC Strategic Priorities.

Our five research themes for Phase Two are:

1. Understanding green growth and climate-compatible development: what could constitute green growth or climate-compatible development in industrialised and developing countries?

2. Advancing climate finance and investment: how can we unlock major flows of finance into both adaptation and mitigation in different contexts? What are the implications of such flows?

3. Evaluating the performance of climate policies: how can we assess the performance of different climate policies and how can we understand the scope for policy learning?

4. Managing climate risks and uncertainties and strengthening climate services: how can we promote new approaches to the assessment, management and communication of climate risks/uncertainties?

5. Enabling rapid transitions in mitigation and adaptation: how can we understand the scope for rapid transitions to dramatically cut emissions and adapt to significant climate change?

Beyond the planned scientific programme, we propose to a CCCEP Innovation Fund with the aim of stimulating, developing and disseminating innovative ideas from both the academic and practitioner communities.

Our plans for Phase Two build on the solid institutional foundations of Phase One, including CCCEP's position at LSE/Leeds, its management structure and its key staff. However, we also plan to refresh the team. We will continue to engage with key stakeholders throughout the research process and to exploit a range of pathways to impact.

Planned Impact

We will seek to inform and influence decision-making by actively engaging with public policy-makers, businesses and voluntary-sector organisations.

We will consolidate the policy engagement initiated in Phase One, but will also broaden it to include a wider set of countries that are major emitters of greenhouse gases and/or are 'hotspots' of vulnerability to climate change.

We will use our very strong channels of communication with UK policy-makers, both nationally and locally, through a process of continual engagement that informs the scope of our work and allows opportunities for research findings to be fed into decision-making in an appropriate and timely way.

In UK national government, we will be engaged at various levels, from ministers through to civil-service directorates and divisions.

We will continue to inform UK national policy-making through written and oral evidence to parliamentary committees, input to the Committee on Climate Change, partnership activities with the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group, briefings for MPs and peers, and collaborations with bodies such as the Environment Agency.

We will strengthen and develop strong links with local authorities and with the networks of actors involved in low-carbon cities, in the UK and internationally, who require information and advice about low-carbon targets or financing and delivering the transition to a low-carbon economy.

We will increase our activities to engage EU decision-makers (particularly in the Commission Directorate-Generals for Climate Action and for Energy), especially on the future development of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and the delivery of emissions targets for 2020 and beyond.

We will increase our efforts to engage policy-makers in other selected major-emitting countries, such as those that are introducing, planning or considering Emissions Trading Schemes and related carbon markets (e.g. Australia, China and South Korea).

Contacts will also be increased with national and local policy-makers on climate-compatible development in sub-Saharan Africa, which is a vulnerability hotspot facing significant adaptation challenges.

We will also continue to support the negotiations towards an international agreement on climate change, particularly through engagement with the annual summits of the UNFCCC and the G20.

We will further be able to take advantage of long-standing, high-level relationships with major international organisations, especially the multilateral development banks, including the World Bank and the EBRD.

Major projects on green growth will also be conducted in partnership with the OECD and the Global Green Growth Institute.

Our engagement with business will continue to focus on those sectors particularly closely connected with our scientific programme.

One is the financial-services sector, where (re)insurance companies and catastrophe modelling firms will be key targets for engagement, while our research on carbon markets will create opportunities for engagements with investment banks and other providers. In addition, our work on green growth and low-carbon innovation should lead to an increasingly deep engagement with institutional investors, i.e. pension and sovereign-wealth funds.

Our work on the links between mitigation policies and economic performance will be of strong interest to carbon-intensive sectors such as power and heavy manufacturing.

Our work on adaptation will be especially useful to sectors facing the challenge of investing in long-lived assets under climate change, notably energy and water supply, and our work on climate services will be relevant to organisations such as the Met Office.

By continuing to work with NGOs (not least through our Steering Committee where we hope to have continued inputs from WWF UK), we should be able to gain access to information to create new research possibilities, and sometimes better enable them to exert influence.

Organisations

Publications

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Description The mission of CCCEP is to advance public and private action on climate change through rigorous, innovative research. We have undertaken a broad programme of research over the past 9 years, into both adaptation to climate change and mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions), in both developing and developed countries, and from the perspective of a number of disciplines. It is therefore impossible to capture all of our findings in a short space. However, leading examples of our achievements include:

Improving the understanding and use of climate models in decision-making
Our research has advanced understanding of the predictive capabilities of climate models, developed theories of decision-making and planning under 'deep' uncertainty, and applied them in real-world situations, such as defending the UK's coasts from flooding, setting global greenhouse gas emissions targets, and planning water resources in India. This was made possible by forging new alliances between climate science, economics, philosophy and other social sciences, as earlier research on climate models and their applications took place largely in silos.

Designing economic instruments to fight climate change
We are a world-leading authority on the design of economic instruments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon taxes and emissions trading schemes. We have been central to the development of theory and evidence on how to design well-functioning emissions trading schemes, which are coalescing to form a global carbon market. For example, our research on how to ensure stable prices in emissions trading schemes has directly informed the creation of the EU's Market Stability Reserve. Our research on the pros and cons of linking trading schemes across jurisdictions is also directly informing the UK government's thinking about climate policy after Brexit.

Creating an evidence base on the economic effects of existing climate and energy policies
We are at the forefront of the 'empirical revolution' in climate and energy economics, greatly improving the quality of evidence informing questions such as: do climate policies destroy jobs? Are they effective in reducing emissions and stimulating clean innovation? This revolution involves applying modern statistical techniques to large sets of quantitative data, in order to convincingly demonstrate cause and effect. We have created data sets, for example on low-carbon patents and international trade in embodied carbon, and we have studied the effects of existing climate and energy policies, for example on the productivity of firms and employment.

Governing low-carbon transitions through turbulent times
Our research has also advanced the theorisation of social transitions and the role of government, individuals and ideas therein, by investigating UK climate policy dynamics during austerity. It indicates that there is a growing gap between climate policy targets and action in the UK due to a shift towards short-term economic and political priorities. This raises questions regarding how 'climate leader' countries will be able to cope with the rapid and deep decarbonisation that is needed in the years to come. A shift towards more polycentric forms of governance is one avenue through which ambition can be maintained.
Exploitation Route As mentioned above, CCCEP has undertaken a broad programme of research over the past 9 years. The current, second phase of CCCEP comprises five research themes: (1) understanding green growth and climate-compatible development; (2) advancing climate finance and investment; (3) evaluating the performance of climate policies; (4) managing climate risks and uncertainties and strengthening climate services; and (5) enabling rapid transitions in mitigation and adaptation. In addition, CCCEP part-funds other research on climate change economics and policy at LSE and Leeds, which extends the scope of our work still further.

Findings from right across our programme of research are contributing to academic debates and lines of inquiry. The ways in which they are doing so include stimulating ideas for new research questions, new collaborations between CCCEP researchers and other academics, and creating datasets for use in new research projects.

In addition, CCCEP has always placed great emphasis on impact with non-academic audiences. The findings of our research are being used to inform the design of climate change response strategies at multiple scales, including city planning, national and international emissions trading schemes, and the architecture of the UN process that brings together countries to negotiate on climate cooperation.
Sectors Energy,Environment

URL http://www.cccep.ac.uk/
 
Description CCCEP's findings during its second phase (2013 to date) have informed policy and practice at the local, national and international levels, in the public, private and third sectors, in the UK and around the world. In this section we present some of the foremost examples of our impact. Supporting the international climate negotiations and the UN Paris Agreement The results of CCCEP's joint research programme on climate laws of the world has guided the plans of lawmakers and negotiators at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, plans for new national legislation on climate change, and policies to strengthen the credibility and implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions to the UN Paris Agreement on climate change. For example, CCCEP's joint analysis with staff in the then UK Department of Energy and Climate Change of the aggregate impact of emissions pledges in countries' intended Nationally Determined Contributions was used by many negotiators ahead of the Paris summit. The research carried out by CCCEP's chair, Lord Stern, has been highly influential around the world. As co-chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, he has contributed to important reports that have persuaded governments and other policy-makers of the potential for economic growth and development offered by the low-carbon transition, particularly from investments in sustainable infrastructure. The Commission's first report was launched at the UN in September 2014, and informed many discussions ahead of the crucial UN climate change summit in Paris in December 2015. Lord Stern's analysis of the importance of multilateral development banks in financing the low-carbon transition has played a crucial role in securing support for the Paris Agreement from emerging-market and developing countries. His work on the opportunities arising for China from the low-carbon transition has been well-received at the annual China Development Forum and during other engagements with Chinese policy-makers. CCCEP research has also been very influential on policy-makers' understanding worldwide of the potential economic impacts of climate change. The importance of Lord Stern's analysis of the weaknesses of economic models has been widely recognised, and CCCEP researchers played a crucial role in shaping the relevant sections of the Fifth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In addition, CCCEP researchers' calculations of value at risk due to climate change have been cited frequently in the financial sector, and CCCEP has had an extended engagement with policy-makers through the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. Identifying effective policies for low-carbon and climate-resilient growth in the UK and EU CCCEP has carried out direct engagements with policy-makers in the European Commission about key aspects of the European Union's climate policies, including the role of carbon capture and storage. CCCEP's work on carbon markets has informed and influenced discussions among Member States and the European Commission about reform of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, and is helping UK policy-makers to consider its options for future continuation in, or withdrawal from, the Scheme after Brexit. In the UK, CCCEP's research has helped to shape the second national Climate Change Risk Assessment, and many aspects of the implementation of the National Adaptation Programme, particularly in relation to managing flood risk, including through the new Flood Re scheme. On mitigation, CCCEP has contributed to discussions about the setting and implementation of the Fifth Carbon Budget, including the benefits and limitations of specific instruments to reduce emissions, such as carbon pricing (carried out jointly with the Institute for Fiscal Studies). CCCEP has continued its research on the economic and policy implications of key technologies, including fracking. Since 2015, it has been helping policy-makers to explore the implications for climate policy of Brexit, including opportunities for the new industrial strategy to foster low-carbon growth and increase exports of low-carbon goods and services to countries outside the European Union. CCCEP's researchers have also been influential in demonstrating how climate policies boost innovation and competitiveness, leading to extended engagements with both UK national policy-makers and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Cutting emissions and improving lives in the world's evolving cities More than half the world's people now live in urban areas, and cities account for nearly three-quarters of the world's energy-related GHG emissions. The urban development decisions taken in the next few years will be crucial in the fight against global climate change. CCCEP has developed new approaches for cities to understand their emissions, how they could switch to low-carbon development paths and the economic case for this switch. The team's work started in the UK and has helped many cities to integrate low-carbon investments into their economic development and urban regeneration plans. In the Leeds City Region, the evidence helped the Local Enterprise Partnership make the case for a low-carbon development strategy, and to create a £20m fund for domestic energy efficiency improvements. It also led to the creation of the innovative Leeds Climate Commission, with input from 24 key public, private and civic partners from the city region (see leeds.candocities.org). The recent publication of carbon accounts and summary low-carbon plans for every UK local authority is estimated to have saved them over 100 years of effort (see candocities.org). Internationally, related research in Peru, Brazil, India, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Rwanda and Canada has led to the adoption of low-carbon strategies in cities around the world. The team's assessment for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate estimated that the savings generated by investments in low-carbon development in the world's cities would have a current value of US$16.6 trillion in the period to 2050. This research was covered extensively in the world's media and played a key role in the urban conversation that fed into the Paris Agreement. Improving land management in the drylands of developing countries Some of the world's most vulnerable people and ecosystems exist in dryland regions. Widespread decline in the benefits that the land provides are contributing to the loss of options available to dryland communities to cope with the effects of climate change. CCCEP has researched the opportunities for improvement in dryland management, which have led to national and international policy changes. In the drylands of southern Africa, national and international policy-makers have rarely taken local knowledge of dryland management into account. For example, in the Kalahari rangelands of Botswana, national policy statements have focused on wind erosion and land privatisation, rather than addressing the problem of thorny bush encroachment onto grazing lands, which our research has found poses more problems to local people. CCCEP has developed new ways to enhance community involvement in environmental monitoring and land management decision-making. It has identified locally-relevant degradation indicators and produced sustainable land management guides as tools for management decisions. The guides outline practical and cost-effective options for local land management committees, and were also used in national training programmes for agricultural extension staff. At the international level, CCCEP has highlighted the lack of channels for research to feed into the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The UNCCD used to rely on evidence given by a politically-determined Roster of Experts. Appraisals by CCCEP contributed first to the establishment of UNCCD Scientific Conferences for sourcing scientific input for decision-making and, second, to an agreement from UNCCD parties to establish a new science-policy interface. It has led to the inclusion of knowledge management, the economics of land degradation and the science-policy interface in the UNCCD agenda.
First Year Of Impact 2009
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description "Consultation response: Environmental principles and governance after EU exit" for Defra (Carvalho, Fankhauser and Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact This submission was made on 2 August 2018 to Defra's consultation on environmental principles and governance after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. It covers environmental principles important to future policymaking, the potential for a 'governance gap', proposals for the establishment of a new environmental body, and the desired characteristics and remit of such a body. (further details on database).
 
Description Advisory Council I of the Green Growth Platform of EU Ministers (Bowen)
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description All-Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas (Zenghelis)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://powerbase.info/index.php/All_Party_Parliamentary_Group_on_Unconventional_Oil_and_Gas
 
Description Andy Challinor and Lindsay Stringer: Contributing authors to the UK Government's Climate Change Risk Assessment
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Assessing non-economic loss and damage associated with climate change (Sallu)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description BC3 Summer School (Averchenkova)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Better awareness of CCCEP work amongst young researchers in Europe.
 
Description Ben Wood - Stakeholder workshop with practitioners implementing the Enhancing Community Resilience Programme (held in Lilongwe, Malawi).
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Blended Finance Taskforce (Stern)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.systemiq.earth/blended-finance-taskforce
 
Description Chair of the Programme Executive Board of UPGro - Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater in sub-Saharan Africa (Conway)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://upgro.org/about/
 
Description Citation in House of Common Environmental Audit Committee consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-commi...
 
Description Citation in House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change report on 'Linking Emissions Trading Systems'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmenergy/739/739.pdf
 
Description Citation in Impact Assessment by the European Commission on Phase 4 of the European Union Emissions Trading System.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/ets/revision/docs/impact_assessment_en.pdf
 
Description Citation in report by the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee report 'Setting the fifth carbon budget'.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/publication/submission-to-the-inquiry-by-the-house-of-commons...
 
Description Citation in report by the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change on 'ECC priorities for holding Government to account'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmenergy/368/368.pdf
 
Description Citation in report by the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change on 'Fuelling the debate: Committee successes and future challenges'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmenergy/830/830.pdf
 
Description Co-Chair of the New Climate Economy (Stern)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Consultation response: 'Building a market for energy efficiency'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.cccep.ac.uk/publication/consultation-response-building-market-energy-efficiency/
 
Description Consultation response: 'Building our Industrial Strategy'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.cccep.ac.uk/publication/consultation-response-building-our-industrial-strategy/
 
Description Consultation response: 'Clean Growth Strategy'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.cccep.ac.uk/publication/consultation-response-clean-growth-strategy/
 
Description Consultation response: 'Cost of Energy Review'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.cccep.ac.uk/publication/consultation-response-cost-energy-review/
 
Description Consultation response: 'Industrial Heat Recovery Programme'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.cccep.ac.uk/publication/consultation-response-industrial-heat-recovery-support-programme...
 
Description Consultation response: 'Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-reforming-the-business-energy-efficiency-ta...
 
Description DFID / Chatham House Roundtable on extractives-led growth and low-carbon development in least developed countries
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Led to a Chatham House publication: https://www.chathamhouse.org/event/can-extractives-led-growth-be-compatible-low-carbon-development; https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/left-stranded-extractives-led-growth-carbon-constrained-world.
 
Description Declan Conway: contributing author to the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/UK-CCRA-2017-Chapter-7-International-dimensions...
 
Description EBRD expert panel on climate resilient and resource efficient buildings (Surminski)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description ESPA Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (Conway)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description ESRC Climate Change Priorities Advisory Group (Dietz)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description EU Joint Programme Initiative (JPI) Climate Expert Workshop on Social Science and Humanities in Climate Services Research (Daly)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact http://www.jpi-climate.eu/news-events/news/10889340/Note-on-the-Expert-workshop-on-Social-Sciences-and-Humanities-in-Climate-Services-Research
URL http://www.jpi-climate.eu/news-events/news/10889340/Note-on-the-Expert-workshop-on-Social-Sciences-a...
 
Description Energy Transition and Climate Change School, Focus-Abengoa Foundation (Zenghelis)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description European Commission leakage list consultation
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://ec.europa.eu/clima/consultations/articles/0023_en.htm
 
Description Executive Masters program on 'Energy, Environment and Regulation' Learning Expedition London, Sciences Po (Sato)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Fundacion Ramon Areces Masterclass (Zenghelis)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry on 'Future flood prevention' (Surminski)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmenvfru/115/115.pdf
 
Description House of Lords European Union Committee inquiry - Brexit: environment and climate change (Carvalho and Ward)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201617/ldselect/ldeucom/109/109.pdf
 
Description ICAP Masterclass - Avoiding Carbon Leakage and Competitive Distortions (Misato Sato)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Misato Sato was a speaker at the ICAP Masterclass on Emissions Trading organised in London on 13-17 July 2015. This was attended by about 30 practitioners (policymakers, consultants, some academics) from mostly developing countries (Turkey, China, African countries, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea etc), to provide an overview of carbon leakage and competitiveness issues on the EU ETS, the key concepts, different notions, the empirical evidence in the existing academic literature, and options to deal with carbon leakage.
URL https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/ets/ets-summer-university/community/survey/1st-icap-advanced-tra...
 
Description Inception training of the Africa Climate Leadership Program
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Declan Conway presented at this leadership program held at the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. He presented in the science-policy interface and also on challenges in delivering climate services on the continent.
URL http://africlp.or.ke/resources/program.pdf
 
Description Ireland Joint Committee meeting on flood insurance (Surminski)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Swenja Surminski gave evidence to the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform in the Irish Parliament on flood insurance. This was recognied in policy document and led to follow-up discussion. We have now a strong engagement with the Irish Government on insurance solutions.
 
Description James Van Alstine - Exploring the nexus between climate and energy governance
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description LSE Cities Executive Masters Presentation on Low-carbon transitions (Carvalho)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact n/a
 
Description LSE Executive Summer School 2013
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Executive Summer School on "Climate Change Economics and Governance", with around 20 students representing a global range of sectors and countries. Feedback on the course was overwhelmingly positive as usual.
 
Description LSE Executive Summer School 2014
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Executive Summer School on "Climate Change Economics and Governance", with around 20 students representing a global range of sectors and countries, including Nigerian parliamentarians, and staff from the WTO, the European Space Agency and UNEP. Feedback on the course was overwhelmingly positive as usual.
 
Description LSE Executive Summer School 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Executive Summer School on "Climate Change Economics and Governance", with around 20 students representing a global range of sectors and countries. Feedback on the course was overwhelmingly positive as usual.
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/summerSchools/executiveSummerSchool/Global%20Public%20Policy/Climate%20Ch...
 
Description LSE Executive Summer School on Climate Change Economics and Governance 2017
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/summerSchools/executiveSummerSchool/courseDetails/Climate-Change.aspx
 
Description LSE Masterclass in Climate Change (Taschini and Zenghelis)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lseenterprise/2016/04/18/lsemasterclass-climatechange/
 
Description LSE Summer School on Climate Change Economics and Governance 2016
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/summerSchools/executiveSummerSchool/courseDetails/Climate-Change.aspx
 
Description Lindsay Stringer: Chair of an international independent task force charged with reviewing the CGIAR's Dryland Systems Challenge Research Programme
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Lindsay Stringer: Coordinating Lead Author for the IPBES Africa regional assessment
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.ipbes.net/
 
Description Lindsay Stringer: Lead author for the IPBES assessment on land degradation and restoration
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.ipbes.net/
 
Description Low carbon development in Calgary (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact contact a.gouldson@leeds.ac.uk for more info
 
Description Low carbon development in Leeds (Gouldson)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Impacted direction of Climate Innovation District
 
Description Member of the CCC Adaptation Sub-Committee (Fankhauser)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member of the UK Climate Change Committee (Fankhauser)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Recommended the UK's statutory carbon targets for 25 years (five carbon budgets from 2008 to 2032)
 
Description Multiple citations in the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee report: Sustainability and HM Treasury (Zenghelis)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmenvaud/181/181.pdf
 
Description Non-Executive Director of CDC Group (Fankhauser)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Oxford University's Global Sustainable Finance Advisory Council (Zenghelis)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.smithschool.ox.ac.uk/research-programmes/stranded-assets/global-advisory-council.php
 
Description Presentation at Ireland Joint Committee on Flood Insurance Bill 2016 (Surminski)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Presentation on private sector adaptation and insurance to a delegation from the US Government Accountability Office (Surminski)
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Presentation on private sector adaptation to a delegation from the Brazilian Government (Surminski)
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Response to BEIS Consultation on "Building our Industrial Strategy" (Busch)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Review of New Zealand Zero Carbon Emissions Bill (Carvalho)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Ministry of Environment of New Zealand asked for expert review of their Zero Carbon Bill. Maria Carvalho provided recommendations on how to improve the mechanisms of the bill, given lessons from international experience.
 
Description Science Po Executive MSc (Bassi)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Lecture on UK Climate Policy at Science Po Executive MSc.
 
Description Slovenské elektrárne Energy Summer School (Carvalho)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Relevant contacts for Central Europe policy-makers, electricity and industry
URL https://www.seas.sk/summerschool
 
Description Social Discount Rates for Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Report for HM Treasury
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-green-book-appraisal-and-evaluation-in-central-govern...
 
Description Steering Group of the Leeds Local Enterprise Partnership Resource Efficiency Fund (Busch)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Submission to House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee Inquiry on Industrial Strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Fed into BEIS strategy on how the UK can achieve a rapid transition to a low carbon economy. Reflected expertise and ongoing research in this area, the submission focussed on the desirable features for a UK low carbon industrial strategy, but the points have relevance for industrial strategy more widely. Details at: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/business-innovation-and-skills-committee/industrial-strategy/written/38919.pdf
 
Description Submission to the consultation by the Department for Energy and Climate Change on ensuring regulation encourages innovation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.cccep.ac.uk/publication/submission-to-the-consultation-by-the-department-for-energy-and-c...
 
Description Submission to the inquiry on 'The future of the oil and gas industry' by the House of Commons Select Committee on Scottish Affairs (Carvalho and Ward)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact This submission was made to the House of Commons Select Committee on Scottish Affairs' inquiry on the future of the oil and gas industry in July 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. In particular, it highlights the need for the Government's Industrial Strategy to reconcile its ambitions for the oil and gas sector with the 'Clean Growth' Grand Challenge (further details on database).
 
Description Suraje Dessai - Influence on the Paris Agreement
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Swenja Surminski: lead author of the business chapter of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/tackling-climate-change/preparing-for-climate-change/climate-change-risk-a...
 
Description Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures - Technical Supplement The Use of Scenario Analysis in Disclosure of Climate-Related Risks and Opportunities (Stern & Zenghelis)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.fsb-tcfd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/TCFD-Technical-Supplement-A4-14-Dec-2016.pdf
 
Description The Fifth Carbon Budget - Call for Evidence (Committee on Climate Change)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.theccc.org.uk/call-for-evidence/
 
Description Transition plan advisory group, Flood Re (Surminski)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description UK House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on green finance (Matikainen)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/environmental-audit...
 
Description Universidad de los Andes and LSE Presidentes Programme: Global Markets: Challenges, Uncertainties & Opportunities (Dietz)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description University of Geneva Summer School on Climate Change Economics (Dietz)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.genevasummerschools.ch/programme/courses-2017/economics-of-climate-change
 
Description University of Geneva Summer School on the Economics of Climate Change 2016
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description User engagement in hydroclimatic services development in India
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Written evidence to House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee Inquiry on Industrial Strategy by Foxon, T J, Taylor, P and Busch, J
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Africa-SWIFT - GCRF Growing Capability Programme
Amount £4,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P021077/1 
Organisation Research Councils UK (RCUK) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description BA Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2015
Amount £374,494 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2018
 
Description BASE Project: EU Collaborative Project
Amount £351,572 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2018
 
Description British Academy Small Grant
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2018
 
Description British Academy Sustainable Development Programme
Amount £359,921 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 03/2018
 
Description City of Calgary - Climate Smart Cities Report (Gouldson)
Amount $100,000 (CAD)
Funding ID 0000660318P 
Organisation The City of Calgary 
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description Climate Change Governance in Light of the Paris Agreement
Amount £80,026 (GBP)
Funding ID G-1705-57554 
Organisation European Climate Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Belgium
Start 06/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description Climate Information for Resilient Tea Production (CI4Tea)
Amount £98,833 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description Climate Negotiations
Amount £82,000 (GBP)
Organisation Enel Foundation 
Sector Private
Country Italy
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2015
 
Description Co-benefits of climate action in cities
Amount $60,000 (USD)
Organisation World Resources Institute 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 03/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) - Sector Engagement for C3S, Translating European User Requirements (SECTEUR)
Amount € 2,223,517 (EUR)
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2016 
End 07/2017
 
Description Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S): Quality Assessment Strategies for Multi-model Seasonal Forecasts (QA4Seas)
Amount € 250,498 (EUR)
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 09/2018
 
Description CuPESS - Marie Curie
Amount £183,454 (GBP)
Funding ID 659449 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 07/2015 
End 06/2017
 
Description EIB University Research Sponsorship Programme
Amount € 164,990 (EUR)
Organisation European Investment Bank 
Sector Public
Country Luxembourg
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2018
 
Description EPA Research - 2015 Call
Amount € 40,986 (EUR)
Organisation Government of Ireland 
Department Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Sector Public
Country Ireland
Start 03/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Description ESRC BREXIT/ ISCF Additional Funding
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description ESRC Centre Transition Review
Amount £1,366,028 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2023
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration Account: Leeds Climate Commission
Amount £14,891 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 07/2017
 
Description ESRC NPIF Fellowships (Gouldson)
Amount £320,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description EU FP7 (Climate for Culture)
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 226973 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2009 
End 10/2014
 
Description EU FP7 (ENHANCE)
Amount £400,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2012 
End 11/2016
 
Description EU FP7 (ENTRACTE)
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 308481 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2012 
End 08/2015
 
Description EU FP7 (GLOBAL IQ)
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 266992 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2011 
End 08/2014
 
Description EU FP7 (LIMITS)
Amount £352,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2011 
End 08/2014
 
Description Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Resilience to El Nino Climate Extremes
Amount £55,501 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description El Niño
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 10/2017
 
Description El Nino 2016 Programme: Agricultural Climate Resilience to El Nino in sub-Saharan Africa (ACRES)
Amount £303,120 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 10/2017
 
Description Ensuring Environmental Justice in Mainstreaming of CCD Strategies in Development Policies
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Organisation Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description Future Climate For Africa
Amount £973,857 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2019
 
Description Future Climate for Africa Programme: Uncertainty reduction in Models For Understanding deveLopment Applications (UMFULA)
Amount £3,980,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2015 
End 04/2019
 
Description Future Research Leader
Amount £157,449 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2018
 
Description GCRF-AFRICAP - GCRF Growing Capability Programme
Amount £4,200,000 (GBP)
Organisation Research Councils UK (RCUK) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Grantham Communications Unit
Amount £628,000 (GBP)
Organisation Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 01/2011 
End 12/2015
 
Description Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Amount £13,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment 
Sector Private
Country United States