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Alternative fuels for shipping are not yet competitive with fossil fuels, and face a range of barriers to entry. Our analysis looks at the feasibility of applying a policy instrument known as a ‘contract-for-difference’ (CfD). We explore the application of this policy instrument to the decarbonisation of shipping, unpacking the important design and implementation decisions with feedback from a wide range of stakeholders.
Thom Wetzer has been appointed by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to its newly-established Consultative Working Group (CWG) on Sustainable Finance
Green investment works: world-first systematic review shows positive economic outcomes in green government spending
A new Oxford report reveals green government investments are demonstrably superior to dirty investment options; they can be faster, create more jobs and boost economic growth.
The U.K. is in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave, with temperatures expected to reach 34C. Dr Radhika Khosla warns: "The health implications of rising temperatures in the UK are serious... the risk of cardiopulmonary and cardiovascular problems increases among older adults, young children, people with chronic conditions, athletes and outdoor workers."
Researchers from the University of Oxford institution parsed more than 900 papers on the economic characteristics of green spending before concluding there is "strong evidence" that green investments outperform fossil fuel investments in terms of job creation.
Most European Union countries have boosted their renewable plans since 2020, putting them on course to cut fossil fuel use this decade as the energy and COVID-19 crises have spurred, not derailed their green transition, Reuters reports.
"The recovery has been wildly inconsistent around the world," said Brian O'Callaghan, lead researcher at Oxford University's Economic Recovery Project, pointing to Australia, China and India as having relatively small shares of green COVID-19 recovery spending.