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Social discounting: social opportunity cost, social time preference and risk

Social discounting: social opportunity cost, social time preference and risk

a working paper by Michael Spackman about 2 hours ago

This paper addresses enduring misunderstandings about ‘social opportunity cost’ versus ‘social time preference’ discounting. read more »


How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

a research article by Florence Crick, Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Mamadou Diop 13 days ago

This paper investigates to what extent and how micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries are adapting to climate risks. read more »


Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

a research article by Matthew I. England, Andrew J. Dougill, Lindsay C. Stringer, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Felix K. Kalaba, David Mkwambisi, Emilinah Namaganda, Stavros Afionis 17 days ago

Using the cases of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, this paper investigates the extent of coherence in national policies across the water and agriculture sectors and to climate change adaptation goals outlined in national development plans. read more »


Trust and CO2 emissions: Cooperation on a global scale

Trust and CO2 emissions: Cooperation on a global scale

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Ara Jo about 1 month ago

This paper finds that the culture of cooperation sustained by trust within a country positively affects international cooperative behaviour, showing that an increase in trust between citizens results in larger cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. read more »


Is taxing waste a waste of time? Evidence from a Supreme Court decision

a research article by Stefano Carattini about 1 month ago

Environmental taxes are often underexploited. This paper analyses the effectiveness of a garbage tax, assessing its effects on multiple outcomes as well as its acceptability. We study how a Supreme … read more »


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Supporting adaptation to climate change among businesses and households in semi-arid lands: an agenda for the Talanoa Dialogue

Supporting adaptation to climate change among businesses and households in semi-arid lands: an agenda for the Talanoa Dialogue

This briefing note submits learning to the Talanoa Dialogue process from PRISE on supporting private adaptation to climate change by households and businesses in semi-arid lands. read more »


Credible implementation of the Paris Agreement: Input to the Talanoa Dialogue

Credible implementation of the Paris Agreement: Input to the Talanoa Dialogue

a briefing note by Alina Averchenkova, Samuela Bassi, Joana Setzer 21 days ago

This submission to the Talanoa Dialogue covers themes of climate legislation, institutions and governance, and the credibility of climate change commitments. read more »


10 years of the UK Climate Change Act – Summary

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act – Summary

a briefing note by Sam Fankhauser, Alina Averchenkova, Jared J. Finnegan 21 days ago

This policy brief is a condensed version of our report on the Climate Change Act, summarising lessons for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »


10 years of the UK Climate Change Act

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act

a policy report by Sam Fankhauser, Alina Averchenkova, Jared J. Finnegan 28 days ago

This report summarises lessons from the Climate Change Act, for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »


Social Discount Rates for Cost -Benefit Analysis: A Report for  HM Treasury

Social Discount Rates for Cost -Benefit Analysis: A Report for HM Treasury

a policy report by Mark C. Freeman, Ben Groom, Michael Spackman about 2 months ago

A summary report from two workshops on recent advances in social discounting practice and theory. This paper was prepared as a summary of a workshop held in April 2016 on … read more »


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‘The Mail on Sunday’ admits publishing more fake news about climate change

‘The Mail on Sunday’ admits publishing more fake news about climate change

a commentary by Bob Ward 4 days ago

Bob Ward reflects on statement by the Mail on Sunday’s which concedes that news stories by its reporter David Rose, published on 12 and 19 February 2017, were inaccurate and misleading, in breach of the Editors’ Code of Practice. read more »


British newspaper admits publishing more fake news about US climate research

British newspaper admits publishing more fake news about US climate research

Press release 4 days ago

‘The Mail on Sunday’ newspaper has today (22 April 2018) published a statement in its print edition admitting that two articles about climate change it published in February 2017 were fake news. read more »


Why being right is not enough for climate researchers

a commentary by Bob Ward 6 days ago

Climate change researchers need to improve their public debating skills. That was my take-away message for the audience last week at a special event on ‘Exploring Science Denialism in HIV/AIDS, … read more »


Interview with Nicholas Stern at the at the China Development Forum

Interview with Nicholas Stern at the at the China Development Forum

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 23 days ago

Xinhua China Fortune Media Group, 3 April 2018


UK climate legislation must be more closely aligned with Paris Agreement by 2020

UK climate legislation must be more closely aligned with Paris Agreement by 2020

Press release 28 days ago

The UK’s climate change legislation should include a ‘net zero’ emissions target to more strongly align it by 2020 with the Paris Agreement, according to a report published today (30 … read more »


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