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How to Increase Public support for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An important source of public support for environmental regulation are evidences of the harms caused by the inadequacy of regulation.  Expansions of environment regulation have typically been driven by crises or highly visible policy failures, such as oil spills, smog, cancer clusters, and the deterioration of scenic beauty or valued ecosystems. Even when such risks […]

The Surprising Advantages Environmental Entrepreneurs Have Over Established Companies

Our research suggests that environmental entrepreneurs may differ in important ways from your run of the mill entrepreneurs. At first look, the story of entrepreneurs David Friedberg and Siraj Khaliq seems like the typical Silicon Valley success story. The friends and former “Googlers” set out to leverage big data and the internet of things to develop a […]

How can emerging industries secure state support?

Railroads, responsible investment and solar panels would never have grown into full-blown industries without initial backing from governments. But how can nascent industries obtain state support? A broad study of the European photovoltaic sector sheds light on the best conditions for a viable sector to emerge alongside strong established rivals. A popular story in universities […]

Is the key to sparking climate action a game? New research suggests it is, even across the political divide

“81% of participants in a role play simulation increased motivation to combat climate change, regardless of political orientation” The science is clear: Climate change is real, caused by our greenhouse gas emissions, and poses grave threats to our prosperity, health and welfare.  We are already seeing the damage, and the new IPCC report shows that […]

Corporate illusionists: socially but not politically responsible

Corporate social responsibility has gone mainstream. Something once seen as the province of eco social warriors has in recent years become an established part of the corporate and commercial framework. An estimated 80 percent of Fortune 500 global companies issue sustainability reports and the word ‘sustainability’ has become something of a religious mantra. But is […]

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