EPRS Strategy By / November 16, 2018

Climate change [What Think Tanks are thinking]

World leaders are preparing for the ‘COP 24’ summit on tackling climate change in Katowice, Poland, in December, which is meant to debate how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement.

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Written by Marcin Grajewski,

COP 24 in Katowice, Poland
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World leaders are preparing for the ‘COP 24’ summit on tackling climate change in Katowice, Poland, in December, which is meant to debate how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement. Meanwhile, a United Nations report has called for more measures to cut emissions of greenhouse gases: On 8 October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its latest findings, which indicate that limiting global warming to the 1.5˚C increase agreed in Paris would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.

This note brings together commentaries, analyses and studies by major international think tanks and research institutes on climate talks and wider issues relating to climate change. Earlier publications on the issue can be found in a previous edition of ‘What Think Tanks are Thinking’ published in November 2017.

Funding the just transition to a net zero economy in Europe: Opportunities in the next EU budget
E3G, November 2018

The EU will not meet its climate goals unless it makes smarter use of its financial resources European Policy Centre, November 2018
Essential elements of the Paris ‘rulebook’

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, November 2018
Learning for decarbonisation

Bruegel, November 2018
The climate finance partnership: Mobilizing institutional capital to address the climate opportunity
Atlantic Council, November 2018

Climate change is doing more than raising sea levels: Your bar tab will go up, too
Atlantic Council, November 2018

Climate and energy summit: A landscape of division and transformation lies on the horizon
Friends of Europe, November 2018

Quick takes on climate and energy after the 2018 US midterm elections
Resources for the future, November 2018

Result oriented spending for the climate: Creating strong connections between the EU budget and National Energy and Climate Plans
Ecologic Institute, October 2018

Aligning national and international climate targets
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, October 2018

Sustainable options for reducing emissions from thermal energy: Showcasing successful outcomes from six case studies
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, October 2018

The new climate math: Energy addition, subtraction, and transition
Resources for the Future, October 2018

COP24: The biggest immediate opportunity for countries to step up climate action
World Resources Institute, October 2018

Global economic leaders should prepare for ‘unknown unknowns’ of climate change
Atlantic Council, October 2018

The 2018 Nobel Prize: Growth and the environment
Bruegel, October 2018

Coordination challenges in climate finance
Danish Institute for International Studies, October 2018

A new north–south divide for climate knowledge? A case study of climate projections in UNFCCC’s National Communications
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, October 2018

The good, the bad and the ugly: The IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5°C
E3G, October 2018

Power-to-gas: Linking electricity and gas in a decarbonising world?
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, October 2018

1,5-Grad-Bericht des Weltklimarates: Fokus auf striktes Klimaziel ohne „Overshoot“
Heinrich Böll Stiftung, October 2018

Brexit and climate cooperation: Implications for the Paris Agreement and net-zero
E3G, October 2018

Mapping potential climate and development impacts of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: a participatory approach
Stockholm Environment Institute, October 2018

Curbing climate change and preventing deaths from air pollution go hand-in-hand
World Resource Institute, October 2018

Biodiversity and conservation in a time of rapid change
Stockholm Environment Institute, October 2018

Limits to efficiency: Rethinking current perspectives on climate action
Observer Research Foundation, September 2018

Tools to boost investment in low-carbon technologies
Centre for European Policy Studies, September 2018

Climate leadership in uncertain times
Atlantic Council, September 2018

Hurricane Florence: More than just the weather, climate change, too
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, September 2018

Climate opportunity: More jobs; better health; liveable cities
New Climate, September 2018

Sequencing to ratchet up climate policy stringency
Resources for the Future, September 2018

Scaling disruptive technologies to achieve energy transition
Friends of Europe, September 2018

Export and patent specialization in low carbon technologies
Bruegel, August 2018

Accounting approaches under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, August 2018

Die Illusion des grünen Fliegens
Heinrich Böll Stiftung, August 2018

Bringing Paris into the future MFF: How to maximise the benefits of EU funding for the achievement of EU climate objectives
Ecologic Institute, July 2018

The economic reasons to act on climate change, and to act immediately
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, July 2018

Comment financer la lutte contre le changement climatique? De nouveaux outils financiers pour des dettes “vertes”
Terra Nova, June 2018

Prospects for electric vehicle batteries in a circular economy
Centre for European Policy Studies, July 2018

Europe’s next challenge? Designing a future-proof climate strategy
E3G, July 2018

From advocacy to action: Projecting the health impacts of climate change
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, July 2018

The geopolitics of climate: A Transatlantic dialogue
Istituto Affari Internazionali, June 2018

The EU and Brazil in the quest for global climate governance: Potentials and perils of a partnership
Istituto Affari Internazionali, June 2018

Towards Paris-compatible climate governance frameworks
IDDRI, June 2018

Europe needs a fresh approach to climate strategy
Bruegel, June 2018

Making concrete change innovation in low-carbon cement and concrete
Chatham House, June 2018

What lies beneath: How climate change could aggravate problems that reach Europe’s shores
European Council on Foreign Relations, June 2018

Europe’s Responsibility to Prepare: Managing climate security risks in a changing world
The Center for Climate and Security, June 2018

Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries
LSE, Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, June 2018

Investing in a just transition: Why investors need to integrate a social dimension into their climate strategies and how they could take action
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, June 2018

A new strategy to clean up European cars, and the air we breathe
Bruegel, May 2018

Enabling factors for cooperation in the climate negotiations: A comparative analysis of Copenhagen 2009 and Paris 2015
Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, May 2018

EU trade and climate policy linkages: Potentials in times of repositioning
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, April 2018

Developing the EU long term climate strategy
Bruegel, April 2018

The EU can increase its climate targets to be in line with a global 1.5 °C target
New Climate Institute, April 2018

Is climate restoration an appropriate climate policy goal?
RAND Corporation, April 2018

Climate action in land use, land use change, and forestry in the EU member states
Institute for European Environmental Policy, March 2018

Opportunity 2030: Benefits of climate action in cities
New Climate Institute, March 2018

Should all producers of renewable energy automatically receive GOs?
Centre for European Policy Studies, March 2018

Finding climate solutions in nature
Atlantic Council, March 2018

Mobilising trade policy for climate action under the Paris Agreement. Options for the European Union
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, February 2018

European regional organizations and climate-related security risks: EU, OSCE and NATO
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, February 2018

US climate politics in the Trump era: Options for EU engagement
College of Europe, January 2018

Suspended in legal limbo: Protecting investment in renewable energy in the EU
Centre for European Policy Studies, January 2018

Read this briefing on ‘Climate change‘ on the Think Tank pages of the European Parliament.

Visit the European Parliament page on ‘Climate change‘.


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