Financing the transition

Our researchers explore the complex financial pressures of transitioning to a more sustainable solution, exposing both the hidden problems as well as potential solutions.  


Spotlight on... 

Arijit Mukherjee, Professor of Industrial Economics, explains how his research can help policymakers to understand the implications of different types of pollution – consumption versus production or domestic versus cross border – when determining trade policies for polluting industries.

Find out more

Cargo freight containers in a sea port at dusk 720x315


Find more articles related to financing sustainable change: 

  1. Blog: Impacts of transitioning to Net Zero
    Achieving Net Zero requires pivoting away from fossil fuels, but the economic risks of an abrupt or unplanned transition are enormous. Success demands that governments understand and manage the impact on the oil and gas industry, argues Hafez Abdo.
  2. SHORT ARTICLE: Securing a fairer global economy
    The climate crisis, the most complex and critical challenge of our time, must be tackled on many fronts. It requires coordinated, strategic and evidence-based action, yet working in harmony towards a shared goal is not always easy.
  3. BLOG: (Re)thinking a different future: sociological perspectives of climate change
    It is time to employ some radical thinking on the future of our food systems.
  4. SUMMARY: Developing the world's first biodiversity credit standards
    This short article summarises a new £1 million project, led by University of Nottingham researchers, on the development of the world's first biodiversity credit standards. This framework will enable businesses and governments to quantify their impacts on the natural world.
  5. Podcast: The Ethics of Climate Finance
    Matthew Rendall joins Ben to talk about the ethics of financing climate change solutions. Is it justifiable to fund greenhouse gas mitigation through deficit spending? Matthew brings Ben up to speed on his latest research.
  6. SHORT ARTICLE: Paying for the transition to sustainable energy
    Energy security, climate change, sustainable energy and the transition to renewable energy are linked topics. Increasingly, the preferred policy direction across the globe is to promote renewable energy options, in order to tackle climate change and create a sustainable economy while maintaining energy security.
  7. Video: Discounting, climate change and the ecological fallacy
    Does the assumption that future generations will be overall better off justify discounting future damages away? In this video, Matthew Rendall discusses the implications of ignoring the costs on climate change.
  8. PODCAST: Developing a sustainable food supply
    Anne Touboulic and Festo Massawe from Nottingham's Future Food Beacon discuss the impacts of climate change on global food supplies and what can be done to help.
  9. SHORT ARTICLE: Can our grandchildren help us fund the transition to net zero?
    We are taking rapid steps toward low emission technology. Government subsidies have supported much of this progress. Yet efforts to accelerate the transition face fierce political resistance, with opponents claiming that they would cost too much. Without stronger support, clean technology may arrive too late.
  10. BLOG: Unsustainable seafood supply chains
    Seafood supply chains sustain three billion people nutritionally and also provide 10% of the world's population with employment. But they are dangerously unsustainable.
Displaying 1 to 10 of 13
Previous 1 2 Next