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A selection of recent publications by C-EENRG fellows and researchers


Stoddard, I., Anderson, K., Capstick, S., Carton, W., Depledge, J., Facer, K., ... & Williams, M. (2021). Three Decades of Climate Mitigation: Why Haven't We Bent the Global Emissions Curve? Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 46:1. Link

Meng, J., Way, R., Verdolini, E., & Anadon, L. D. (2021). Comparing expert elicitation and model-based probabilistic technology cost forecasts for the energy transition.

Phelps, J., Zabala, A., Daeli, W., & Carmenta, R. (2021). Experts and resource users split over solutions to peatland fires. World Development, 146, 105594. Link

Moner-Girona, M., Bender, A., Becker, W., Bódis, K., Szabó, S., Kararach, A. G., & Anadon, L. D. (2021). A multidimensional high-resolution assessment approach to boost decentralised energy investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 148, 111282. Link / Download PDF

Vinuales, J., Moon, S., Le Moli, G., & Burci, G.-L. (2021). A global pandemic treaty should aim for deep prevention. The Lancet. Link / Download PDF

Jones, N., McGinlay, J., Jones, A., Malesios, C., Holtvoeth, J., Dimitrakopoulos, P. G., Gkoumas, V., & Kontoleon, A. (2021). COVID-19 and protected areas: impacts, conflicts and possible management solutions. Conservation Letters, e12800. Link / Download PDF

Li, D., Heimeriks, G., & Alkemade, F. (2021). Knowledge flows in global renewable energy innovation systems: the role of technological and geographical distance. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 1-15. Link / Download PDF

Weinold, M., Kolesnikov, S., & Anadon, L. D. (2021). Quantifying the impact of performance improvements and cost reductions from 20 years of light-emitting diode manufacturing. Proc. SPIE 11706, Light-Emitting Devices, Materials, and Applications XXV, 1170611. Link

Sepúlveda, C.I., & Ocampos, J. A. (2021). International Technology Transfer to Promote Access and Innovation in Times of Global Crisis. les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, 56(1), 60-63. Link

Stephan, A., Anadon, L. D., & Hoffmann, V. H. (2021). How has external knowledge contributed to lithium-ion batteries for the energy transition?. iScience, 24, 101995. Link / Download PDF

Peñasco, C., Anadón, L.D. & Verdolini, E. (2021). Systematic review of the outcomes and trade-offs of ten types of decarbonization policy instruments. Nature Climate Change, 11, 257-265. Link

Probst, B., Westermann, L., Anadon, L. D., & Kontoleon, A. (2021). Leveraging private investment to expand renewable power generation: Evidence on financial additionality and productivity gains from UgandaWorld Development, 140, 105347. Link / Download PDF

Sun, B., Kolesnikov, S., Goldstein, A., & Chan, G. (2021). A dynamic approach for identifying technological breakthroughs with an application in solar photovoltaics. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 165, 120534. Link

Diezmartinez, C.V. (2021). Clean energy transition in Mexico: Policy recommendations for the deployment of energy storage technologies. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 135, 110407. Link

Carmenta, R., Zabala, A., Trihadmojo, B., Gaveau, D., Salim, M. A., & Phelps, J. (2021). Evaluating bundles of interventions to prevent peat-fires in Indonesia. Global Environmental Change67, 102154. Link



Caetano, T., Winker, H., & Depledge, J. (2020). Towards zero carbon and zero poverty: integrating national climate change mitigation and sustainable development goals. Climate Policy, 20(7), 773-778. Link / Download PDF

Li, D., Heimeriks, G., & Alkemade, F. (2020). Recombinant invention in solar photovoltaic technology: can geographical proximity bridge technological distance? Regional Studies, 55(4), 605-616. Link / Download PDF

McGinlay, J., Gkoumas, V., Holtvoeth, J., Fuertes, R.F.A., Bazhenova, E., Benzoni, A., Botsch, K., Martel, C.C., Sánchez, C.C., Cervera, I., Chaminade, G., Doerstel, J., García, C.J.F., Jones, A., Lammertz, M., Lotman, K., Odar, M., Pastor, T., Ritchie, C., Santi, S., Smolej, M., Rico, F.S., Waterman, H., Zwijacz-Kozica, T., Kontoleon, A., Dimitrakopoulos, P.G., Jones, N. (2020). The Impact of COVID-19 on the Management of European Protected Areas and Policy Implications. Forests, 11, 1214. Link / Download PDF

Jones, N., Malesios, C., Kantartzis, A., & Dimitrakopoulos, P. (2020). The role of location and social impacts of Protected Areas on subjective wellbeing. Environmental Research Letters, 15, 114030. Link / Download PDF

West, T. A., Börner, J., Sills, E. O., & Kontoleon, A. (2020). Overstated carbon emission reductions from voluntary REDD+ projects in the Brazilian Amazon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(39), 24188-24194. Link

Acuto, M., Larcom, S., Keil, R., Ghojeh, M., Lindsay, T., Camponeschi, C., & Parnell, S. (2020). Seeing COVID-19 through an urban lens. Nature Sustainability, 3, 977-978. Link

Weinold, M. (2020). A Long Overdue End to Flicker: The 2020 EU Lighting Efficiency Regulations. Cambridge Journal of Science and Policy, 1(1). Link / Download PDF

Goldstein, AP., Doblinger, C., Baker, E., Anadon, LD. (2020). Patenting and business outcomes for cleantech startups funded by ARPA-E. Nature Energy, 5, 803-810. Link / Download PDF / Policy Brief

Surana, K, Doblinger, C, Anadon, LD, Hultman, N. (2020). Effects of technology complexity on the emergence and evolution of wind industry manufacturing locations along global value chains. Nature Energy, 5, 811-821. Link / Download PDF

Probst, B., Anatolitis, V., Kontoleon, A., Anadon, LD. (2020). The short-term costs of local content requirements in the Indian solar auctions. Nature Energy, 5, 842-850. Link / Download PDF

Beerling, D. J., Kantzas, E. P., Lomas, M. R., Wade, P., Eufrasio, R. M., Renforth, P., Sarkar, B., Grace Andrews, M., James, R. H., Pearce, C. R., Mercure, J.-F., Pollitt, H., Holden, P. B., Edwards, N. R., Khanna, M., Koh, L., Quegan, S., Pidgeon, N. F., Janssens, I. A., Hansen, J., & Banwart, S. A. (2020). Potential for large-scale CO2 removal via enhanced rock weathering with croplands. Nature, 583, 242-248. Link

Probst, B. S., Holcroft, R., Huenteler, J. T., Balabanyan, A., Tipping, A., & Robinson, P. (2020). Attracting Private Solutions and Participation in the Power Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa--Findings from a Survey of Investors and Financiers. Policy Research Working Paper No. 9299. World Bank, Washington, DC. Link / Download PDF

Huck, W. (2020). Informal International Law-Making in the ASEAN: Consensus, Informality and Accountability. ZaöRV, 80, 101-138. Download PDF

Li, D., Heimeriks, G., & Alkemade, F. (2020). The emergence of renewable energy technologies at country level: relatedness, international knowledge spillovers and domestic energy markets. Industry and Innovation, 27(9), 991-1013. Link / Download PDF

Probst, B., BenYishay, A., Kontoleon, A., & dos Reis, T. N. (2020). Impacts of a large-scale titling initiative on deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Nature Sustainability, 3, 1019-1026. Link

Wiik, E., Jones, J. P., Pynegar, E., Bottazzi, P., Asquith, N., Gibbons, J., & Kontoleon, A. (2020). Mechanisms and impacts of an incentive‐based conservation program with evidence from a Randomized Control Trial. Conservation Biology, 34, 1076-1088. Link / Download PDF

Botetzagias, I., Kevrekidou, M., Malesios, C., & Jones, N. (2020). Exercising social control in PAYT (Pay-As-You-Throw) violations: The role of subjective evaluations and social capital. Waste Management, 105, 347-354. Link

Knobloch, F., Hanssen, S. V., Lam, A., Pollitt, H., Salas, P., Chewpreecha, U., Huijbregts, M. A. J., & Mercure, J. F. (2020). Net emission reductions from electric cars and heat pumps in 59 world regions over time. Nature Sustainability, 3, 437–447. Link

Lee, J., Bazilian, M., Sovacool, B., Hund, K., Jowitt, S. M., Nguyen, T. P., Månberger, A., Kah, M., Greene, S., Galeazzi, C., Awuah-Offei, K, Moats, M., Tilton, J., & Kukoda, S. (2020). Reviewing the material and metal security of low-carbon energy transitions. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 124, 109789. Link

Hoppmann, J., Anadon, L. D., & Narayanamurti, V. (2020). Why matter matters: How technology characteristics shape the strategic framing of technologies. Research Policy, 49(1), 103882. Link



Paim, M. A., Salas, P., Lindner, S., Pollitt, H., Mercure, J. F., Edwards, N. R., & Viñuales, J. E. (2020). Mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Nexus through nationally determined contributions (NDCs): the case of Brazil. Climate Policy, 20(2), 163-178. Link / Download PDF

Lohmann, P., Pondorfer, A., & Rehdanz, K. (2019). Natural hazards and well-being in a small-scale island society. Ecological Economics, 159, 344-353. Link

Mercure, J. F., Knobloch, F., Pollitt, H., Paroussos, L., Scrieciu, S. S., & Lewney, R. (2019). Modelling innovation and the macroeconomics of low-carbon transitions: theory, perspectives and practical use. Climate Policy, 19(8), 1019-1037. Link / Download PDF

Doblinger, C., Surana, K., & Anadon, L. D. (2019). Governments as partners: The role of alliances in US cleantech startup innovation. Research Policy, 48(6), 1458-1475. Link

Lees, E and Viñuales, J. E., (Eds.) (2019). The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law. Oxford University Press. Link

Raftopoulos, E. (2019). Compliance Procedure: Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea. Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]. Link

Raftopoulos, E. (2019). International Negotiation: A Process of Relational Governance for International Common Interest. Cambridge University Press. Link

Larcom, S., She, P. W., & van Gevelt, T. (2019). The UK summer heatwave of 2018 and public concern over energy security. Nature Climate Change, 9(5), 370-373. Link

Mercure, J. F., Paim, M. A., Bocquillon, P., Lindner, S., Salas, P., Martinelli, P., Berchin, I. I., de Andrade Guerra, J.B.S.O., Derani, C., de Albuquerque Junior, C.L., Ribeiro, J.M.P., Knobloch, F., Pollitt, H., Edwards, N.R., Holden, P.B., Foley, A., Schaphoff, S., Faraco, R.A., & Vinuales, J. E. (2019). System complexity and policy integration challenges: The brazilian energy-water-food nexus. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 105, 230-243. Link / Download PDF

Paim, M., Dalmarco, A., Yang, C.-H., Salas, P., Lindner, S., Mercure, J-F., Guerra, B., Derani, C., da Silva, T., and Viñuales, J. E. (2019). Evaluating regulatory strategies for mitigating hydrological risk in Brazil through diversification of its electricity mix. Energy policy, 128, 393-401. Link

McGrane, S. J., Acuto, M., Artioli, F., Chen, P. Y., Comber, R., Cottee, J., Farr‐Wharton, G., Green, N.,Helfgott, A., Larcom, S., McCann J. A., O'Reilly, P., Salmoral, G., Scott, M., Todman, L.C., van Gevelt, T., & Yan, X. (2019). Scaling the nexus: Towards integrated frameworks for analysing water, energy and food. The Geographical Journal, 185(4), 419-431. Link / Download PDF



Holden, P. B., Edwards, N. R., Ridgwell, A., Wilkinson, R. D., Fraedrich, K., Lunkeit, F., Pollitt, H. E., Mercure, J.-F., Salas, P., Lam, A., Knobloch, F., Chewpreecha, U., & Viñuales, J. E. (2018). Climate–carbon cycle uncertainties and the Paris Agreement. Nature Climate Change, 8(7), 609. Link

Meng, J, Zhang, Z, Mi, Z, Anadon, LD, Zheng, H, Zhang, B, Shan, Y, Guan, D. (2018). The role of intermediate trade in the change of carbon flows within China. Energy Economics, 76, 303-312. Link

Duvic-Paoli, L. A. (2018). The prevention principle in international environmental law. Cambridge University Press. Link

Bento, N., Wilson, C., & Anadon, L. D. (2018). Time to get ready: Conceptualizing the temporal and spatial dynamics of formative phases for energy technologies. Energy Policy, 119, 282-293. Link

Binz, C., & Anadon, L. D. (2018). Unrelated diversification in latecomer contexts: Emergence of the Chinese solar photovoltaics industry. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 28, 14-34. Link

Watts, J., & Depledge, J. (2018). Latin America in the climate change negotiations: Exploring the AILAC and ALBA coalitions. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 9(6), e533. Link

Paim, M. A., & Yang, C. H. (2018). Nuclear decommissioning in Brazil and China: regulatory development, incompleteness and future synergy. The Journal of World Energy Law & Business, 11(3), 220-236. Link / Download PDF

Larcom, S., & van Gevelt, T. (2019). Do voluntary commons associations deliver sustainable grazing outcomes? An empirical study of England. Environmental and Resource Economics, 73(1), 51-74. Link / Download PDF

Jordaan, S. M., Patterson, L. A., & Anadon, L. D. (2018). A spatially-resolved inventory analysis of the water consumed by the coal-to-gas transition of Pennsylvania. Journal of Cleaner Production, 184, 366-374. Link

Huenteler, J., Tang, T., Chan, G., & Anadon, L. D. (2018). Why is China’s wind power generation not living up to its potential?. Environmental Research Letters, 13(4), 044001. Link / Download PDF

Verdolini, E., Anadón, L. D., Baker, E., Bosetti, V., & Aleluia Reis, L. (2018). Future prospects for energy technologies: Insights from expert elicitations. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 12(1), 133-153. Link / Download PDF

Mukherjee, N., Zabala, A., Huge, J., Nyumba, T. O., Adem Esmail, B., & Sutherland, W. J. (2018). Comparison of techniques for eliciting views and judgements in decision‐making. Methods in ecology and evolution, 9(1), 54-63. Link / Download PDF

Li, Z., Siddiqi, A., Anadon, L. D., & Narayanamurti, V. (2018). Towards sustainability in water-energy nexus: Ocean energy for seawater desalination. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 82, 3833-3847. Link

Ziv, G., Watson, E., Young, D., Howard, D. C., Larcom, S. T., & Tanentzap, A. J. (2018). The potential impact of Brexit on the energy, water and food nexus in the UK: A fuzzy cognitive mapping approach. Applied energy, 210, 487-498. Link / Download PDF

Zabala, A. (2018). Comparing Global Spatial Data on Deforestation for Institutional Analysis in Africa. In: Huang B. (ed.). Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems, 371-388. Link

Pollitt, H., & Mercure, J. F. (2018). The role of money and the financial sector in energy-economy models used for assessing climate and energy policy. Climate Policy, 18(2), 184-197. Link / Download PDF

Winkler, H., & Depledge, J. (2018). Fiji-in-Bonn: will the ‘Talanoa spirit’ prevail?. Climate Policy, 18(2), 141-145. Link / Download PDF



Heffron, R., Hussein, H., Yang, C-H., & Sun, N. (2017). The global future of energy law. International Energy Law Review, 8, 291-302. Download PDF

Chan, G., Goldstein, A. P., Bin-Nun, A., Anadon, L. D., & Narayanamurti, V. (2017). Six principles for energy innovation. Nature, 552, 25-27. Link / Download PDF

PAGE. (2017). Green Industrial Policy and Trade: A Tool-Box. Link / Download PDF

Bartels, L., & Morgandi, T. (2017). Options for the Legal Form of a WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva. Link / Download PDF

Depledge, J. (2017) The legal and policy framework of the United Nations Climate Change Regime. In: Klein, D., Carazo, M. P., Doelle, M., Bulmer, J., & Higham, A. (Eds.). The Paris Agreement on climate change: Analysis and commentary. Oxford University Press. Link

Anadon, L. D., Gallagher, K. S., & Holdren, J. P. (2017). Rescue US energy innovation. Nature Energy, 2(10), 760-763. Link

Carmenta, R., Zabala, A., Daeli, W., & Phelps, J. (2017). Perceptions across scales of governance and the Indonesian peatland fires. Global Environmental Change, 46, 50-59. Link / Download PDF

Duvic-Paoli, L. A. (2017). The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services or the framing of scientific knowledge within the law of sustainable development. International Community Law Review, 19(2-3), 231-269. Link

Van Gevelt, T., Holzeis, C. C., George, F., & Zaman, T. (2017). Indigenous community preferences for electricity services: Evidence from a choice experiment in Sarawak, Malaysia. Energy Policy, 108, 102-110. Link

Zabala, A., & Sullivan, C. A. (2018). Multilevel assessment of a large-scale programme for poverty alleviation and wetland conservation: lessons from South Africa. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 61(3), 493-514. Link

Fletcher, R., Scrimgeour, R., Rogalla von Bieberstein, K., Barritt, E., Gjerde, K., Hazin, C., Lascalles, B., Tittensor, D., Vinuales, J.F., Fletcher, S. (2017). Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: Legal options for a new international agreement. UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK. Download PDF

Anadon, L. D., Baker, E., & Bosetti, V. (2017). Integrating uncertainty into public energy research and development decisions. Nature Energy, 2, 17071. Link

Larcom, S., & van Gevelt, T. (2017). Regulating the water-energy-food nexus: Interdependencies, transaction costs and procedural justice. Environmental Science & Policy, 72, 55-64. Link / Download PDF

Larcom, S. (2017). Natural Resource Contests and Precolonial Institutions in Papua New Guinea. Journal of Agrarian Change, 17(3), 612-629. Link

Zabala, A., Pascual, U., & García-Barrios, L. (2017). Payments for pioneers? Revisiting the role of external rewards for sustainable innovation under heterogeneous motivations. Ecological Economics, 135, 234-245. Link

Lees, E. (2017). Responsibility and liability for climate loss and damage after Paris. Climate Policy, 17(1), 59-70. Link

Viñuales, J. E., Depledge, J., Reiner, D. M., & Lees, E. (2017). Climate policy after the Paris 2015 climate conference. Climate Policy, 17(1), 1-8. Link / Download PDF



Eassom, A., Chiba, S., Fletcher, R., Scrimgeour, R., & Fletcher, S. (2016). Horizon scan of pressures on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction. UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK. Download PDF

Bartels, L. (2016). The Relationship between the WTO Agreement on Agriculture and the SCM Agreement: An Analysis of Hierarchy Rules in the WTO Legal System. Journal of World Trade, 50, 7. Link

Bartels, L. (2016). The World Trade Organization post Nairobi: New Approaches and Architectures. International Trade Working Paper, No. 2016/21.  Commonwealth Secretariat, London. Link / Download PDF

Anadon, L. D., Chan, G., Harley, A. G., Matus, K., Moon, S., Murthy, S. L., & Clark, W. C. (2016). Making technological innovation work for sustainable development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(35), 9682-9690. Link / Download PDF

Depledge, J. (2016). The Paris Agreement: A significant landmark on the road to a climatically safe world. Chinese Journal of Urban and Environmental Studies, 4(01), 1650011. Link

Lees, E. (2016). Allocation of decision-making power under the habitats directive. Journal of Environmental Law, 28(2), 191-219. Link / Download PDF

Mercure, J. F., Pollitt, H., Bassi, A. M., Viñuales, J. E., & Edwards, N. R. (2016). Modelling complex systems of heterogeneous agents to better design sustainability transitions policy. Global environmental change, 37, 102-115. Link / Download PDF



Euler, D., Gehring, M., and Scherer, M. (Eds.). (2015). Transparency in International Investment Arbitration: A Guide to the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration. Cambridge University Press. Link

Gehring, M. (2015). Public Interest and Sustainability in Investment Arbitration. In: Euler, D., Gehring, M., Scherer, M., Wong, M., & Hadgett, R. (Eds.). Transparency in International Investment Arbitration: A Guide to the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration. Cambridge University Press. Link

Lees, E. (2015). Interpreting environmental offences: the need for certainty. Hart Publishing, Oxford. Link

Dupuy, P-M. and Vinuales, J. E. (2015). International Environmental Law. Cambridge University Press. Link (2nd edition)

Waibel, M. (2015). Interpretive Communities in International Law. In: Bianchi A., D. Peat and M. Windsor (Eds.). Interpretation in International Law. Oxford University Press. Link / Download PDF

Viñuales, J. E. (Ed.). (2015). The Rio declaration on environment and development: a commentary. Oxford University Press. Link