Reports

Has US Shale Gas Reduced CO2 Emissions?

This report examines the emissions savings in the US power sector, influenced by shale gas, and the concurrent trends in coal exports that may increase emissions in Europe and Asia.

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Has US Shale Gas Reduced CO2 Emissions?

Since 2007, the production of shale gas in large volumes has substantially reduced the wholesale price of natural gas in the US. This report examines the emissions savings in the US power sector, influenced by shale gas, and the concurrent trends in coal exports that may increase emissions in Europe and Asia.

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The global-scale impacts of climate change: QUEST-GSI (project completed)

The key aim of QUEST-GSI is to better quantify the impacts of climate change in a consistent way across the entire globe, and for a range of sectors such as: water resources, flooding, crops and human health.

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Exploring the Measurement of Sustainable Development in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

This paper explores the consistency of a proposed method of measuring sustainable development in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), with particular reference to the Gold Standard, a premium CDM label.

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Impacts of Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise: A Preliminary Case Study of Mombasa, Kenya

This GIS-based study provides a first quantitative estimate, both now and through the 21st Century, of the number of people and associated economic assets potentially exposed to coastal flooding due to sea-level rise and storm surges in Mombasa.

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Is Economic Volatility Detrimental to Global Sustainability?

This paper examines the effects of economic volatility on global sustainability in a dynamic panel data model allowing for error cross section dependence.

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An Inventory of Adaptation to climate change in the UK: challenges and findings

The message has been that the climate is changing and people need to be prepared. However, while there has been an increasing investment in the ‘science of adaptation’, there has been less, if any, attention paid to the ‘practice of adaptation’, i.e. is adaptation occurring, and if so, how, where and why?

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A blueprint for the integrated assessment of climate change in cities

This paper reviews the potential impacts of climate change on cities and the challenges faced by city planners to manage these risks.

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Renewable Energy Scenarios for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

This paper presents a set of renewable energy scenarios for the currently oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Personal Carbon Trading: a critical examination of proposals for the UK

The paper first discusses the origins and development of the PCT ideas, identifies key players and proponents of the proposals, and examines their economic bases

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Does Geography Matter for the Clean Development Mechanism?

This research suggests that CDM credit flows in a country are positively affected by those in its neighbouring countries

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Governing Climate Change Post-2012: The Role of Global Cities - Melbourne

This working paper contributes to the research of the Tyndall Centre programme 1 by focusing on a group of non nation-state actors - global cities – and their role in climate governance.

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Transitions for the People: Theory and Practice of ‘Transition’ and ‘Resilience’ in the UK’s Transition Movement

This paper presents an exploratory case study of a new community-led sustainability initiative in the UK called the Transition movement.

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Carbon Capability: what does it mean, how prevalent is it, and how can we promote it?

This Working Paper introduces the concept of ‘carbon capability’, provides initial empirical evidence of levels of carbon capability amongst the UK public, and suggests ways in which carbon capability might be promoted.

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The Clean Development Mechanism and Sustainable Development: A Panel Data Analysis

It offers ample recommendation for improving CDM development and serves to encourage the developing countries to strengthen their national capacity to effectively access the CDM for their sustainable development objectives.

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World economic dynamics and technological change: projecting interactions between economic output and CO2 emissions

We investigate not only the historical dynamics of the world economic system, but also project likely long-term changes in the structure of economic output across economies, and assess co-movements between economic activities and greenhouse gas emissions, with an emphasis on the role of endogenous technological change.

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Allocating emissions rights: Are equal shares, fair shares?

The paper finds that there is little support within the literature for the notion that the atmosphere or emissions sinks are a commons, at least in the (implicit) sense that non-philosophers use the word.

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Governing Climate Change Post-2012: The Role of Global Cities - London

This working paper contributes to the research of the Tyndall Centre programme 1 by focusing on a group of non nation-state actors - global cities – and their role in climate governance.

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An Integrated Assessment of the Potential for Change in Storm Activity over Europe: Implications for Insurance and Forestry in the UK

The objective of this Tyndall Centre Theme 3 research is to assess the implications of future European windstorm activity for the forestry and insurance industries in the UK.

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The Economics of Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change

I argue that equilibrium economics fails to provide an adequate and coherent explanation of why human behaviour is leading to climate change (via economic choices and the use of the atmosphere as free waste waste disposal) with the aim of guiding climate policy.

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A blueprint for integrated assessment of climate change

The Blueprint Project was set up to reach key decisions on how the Tyndall Centre will develop its plans for integrated assessment modelling over the years 2002 to 2005.

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Governing Climate Change Post-2012: The Role of Global Cities, Case-Study: Los Angeles

In May 2007 Los Angeles adopted an Action Plan to Lead the Nation In Fighting Global Warming. The plan includes a CO2 emissions reduction target of 35 percent by 2030 of 1990 levels

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How do regulated and voluntary carbon-offset schemes compare?

We compare the voluntary market with the Clean Development Mechanism, we trace their differences, and we identify what the voluntary carbon market is good for and where its weaknesses lie.

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Assessing common(s) arguments for an equal per capita allocation

This paper therefore seeks to set out clearly the various commons arguments for EPCA and to assess what, if any, support can be found for them within the justice literature.

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Critical Stakeholder Perceptions of Carbon and Sustainability Reporting in the UK Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

This working paper describes investigation of selected stakeholder opinion of UK biofuel and related bioenergy policy over the period September 2006 to December 2009.

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The Visible Energy Trial: Insights from Qualitative Interviews

As part of this ‘Visible Energy Trial’ (VET), and in addition to social surveys at strategic points throughout the trial’s duration, 15 semi-structured interviews were conducted with trial participants in an attempt to address these concerns.

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Argentinean soy based biodiesel: an introduction to production and impacts

This working paper explores the economic, social and environmental context, drivers and impacts of increased demand for Argentine soy-based biodiesel.

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Tidal stream energy in the UK: Stakeholder perceptions study

This report presents the views of a range of stakeholders from the tidal stream energy sector on the barriers and opportunities that the sector faces and which organisations have the responsibility and ability to act on these.

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Biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS): a review

This is a review paper intended to provide an overview of debates relating to BECCS or bio-CCS, which are alternative terms for the coupling of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (CCS).

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