The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Working Group on Behavioural Insights has released the working paper, Changing Behaviours, Changing Policy: Evidence on behavioural insights for green growth. The paper outlines steps that decision makers can take to ensure effective planning of behavioural interventions for green growth and presents case studies on initiatives that aim to achieve behaviour change in two key areas: sustainable consumption and resource use.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The report OECD Companion to the Inventory of Support Measures for Fossil Fuels 2018 is concerned with policies that directly support the production or consumption of fossil fuels in OECD countries and in a selection of partner economies.
The paper Cleaner, Smarter, Cheaper: Network Tariff Design for a Smart Future provides recommendations for network tariff design that will support the realisation of the European Union’s clean energy vision in a timely fashion, at least cost, and with an equitable distribution of the costs and benefits among consumers.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
The publication Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Consumer Protection aims to provide policymakers and enforcers with a basis for reflection on the positive impacts that protecting consumers bears in promoting a more inclusive and sustainable development.
The statistical report Energy Efficiency Indicators Highlights 2017 is designed to help understand what drives final energy use in IEA member countries in order to improve and track national energy efficiency policies.
International Institute for Applied Systems (IIASA), N.N. Krasovskii Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, GGKP Annual Conference, University College London (UCL)
The UK electricity system is undergoing a significant transformation. Increasing penetration of renewable generation and integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) such as electrical storage, solar PV and wind generators challenge the traditional way of balancing electricity in the grid, whereby supply matches demand.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The UN Environment Emissions Gap Report 2017 presents an assessment of current national mitigation efforts and the ambitions countries have presented in their Nationally Determined Contributions, which form the foundation of the Paris Agreement.
10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The aim of the study The Long View: Exploring Product Lifetime Extension is to provide recommendations on the opportunities available to consumers, private sector and especially governments, of developed and developing economies, to address product lifetime extension.
The disruptive rise of the sharing economy has inspired multiple social innovations embodying significant potential towards achieving urban sustainability in crucial areas like low-carbon mobility. Increasingly, consumers in such sharing systems participate in activities of value co-creation together with firms and peers, such as through enforcing rules that help maintain trust and reciprocity. Why do people choose to invest their time and energy in co-creating values that may benefit wider social and environmental sustainability in the sharing economy?