This new report finds that EU polluters are not currently paying for most of the environmental damage they cause and explores how taxes and other economic instruments could help to better apply the polluter pays principle.
Head of the Low Carbon and Circular Economy Programme
- climate equity,
- international climate diplomacy,
- human rights and environmental due diligence in food supply chains,
- post-growth political economy
Tim Gore is the head of the Low Carbon and Circular Economy programme at IEEP. He is a regular commentator in international media and public speaker on the climate and inequality crises.
He was previously for 12 years head of policy, advocacy and research for climate, food and land at Oxfam International, during which time he led widely-cited work on carbon inequality, including as a contributing author to the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2020, and on the food-climate nexus. He engaged regularly at multilateral and regional processes from the UNFCCC to the G20 and ASEAN, and worked with some of the largest food and beverage companies in the Nordics to address sustainability challenges in their supply chains.
Prior to joining Oxfam, Tim worked at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe during the negotiation of the 2008 Climate and Energy Package, and at the Fabian Society in the UK. He is a dual UK-Swedish citizen, with a first class BA in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, UK, a MA from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and a Post-graduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge, UK.
This blog post reflects on the year in sustainable finance together with colleagues of Think Sustainable Europe, the pan-European Network of sustainability think tanks coordinated by IEEP.
According to a new semi-systematic literature review conducted by IEEP, supported by five case studies, the single most important factor in unlocking local and regional socio-economic benefits of renewables is the degree of ownership of the resources within the region. This is a robust finding across many types of regions, technologies, and research methodologies.
This report examines the socio-economic effects of renewable energy deployment at the regional level in the EU and identifies on this basis factors that are conducive to an equitable energy transition.
The carbon footprints of the richest 1 per cent of people on Earth is set to be 30 times greater than the level compatible with the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement in 2030, according to this new briefing.