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Boiler alert: addressing the challenges and trade-offs from the decarbonisation of home heat

Informed by a recent expert roundtable and polling evidence commissioned for the SMF, the report highlights a lack of public understanding of Net Zero and the need to transition homes away from natural gas boilers.
Published: 02 November 2020
Author(s): Richard Hyde, Amy Norman
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Pathway to COP26: the role of green finance

This essay series, collected in partnership with the Chartered Banker Institute, explores the role of green finance in the lead up to COP26 and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published: 06 October 2020
Author: Social Market Foundation
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The virus and the climate: winning consent for Net Zero

During the UK’s lockdown, the public accepted considerable social and economic disruption to mitigate the effects of coronavirus. Some have argued that this sets a precedent for further interventions to...
Published: 03 July 2020
Author(s): Amy Norman, James Kirkup
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4IR and the Environment: How the Fourth Industrial Revolution can curb air pollution and decarbonise the economy

This report focuses on the role that Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies can play in reducing air pollution and decarbonising the economy.
Published: 30 January 2020
Author: Scott Corfe
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Incentivising household action on flooding

This report outlines the significant need for increased action from households to protect themselves against the experience and costs of flooding.
Published: 22 March 2018
Author: Matthew Oakley
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Rethinking the Economic Borders of the State

How should the shape of the state change to confront the twin challenges of economic growth and environmental sustainability? In this essay, Dieter Helm argues that a new direction is needed which owes more to the rules-based order of Hayek than the short-run demand management of Keynes.
Published: 16 November 2010
Author: Dieter Helm
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Trading Emissions – Full global potential

This essay, Simon Linnett, Executive Vice Chairman of Rothschild, asserts that carbon trading will be one of the most effective methods to combat climate change, since it allows the private sector to play a major role.
Published: 09 January 2008
Author: Simon Linnet
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Turning Business Green: How to make the Uniform Business Rate fit for the future

This report calls on the government to introduce a new 'Green Buildings' property tax relief to encourage businesses to cut the carbon footprint of their properties.
Published: 13 July 2006
Author: Barney Gough
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