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Climate and southern Africa’s water–energy–food nexus

Climate and southern Africa’s water–energy–food nexus

a research article by Declan Conway, Carole Dalin 5 days ago

Nature Climate Change 5, 837–846 (2015) doi:10.1038/nclimate2735 Declan Conway, Emma Archer van Garderen, Delphine Deryng, Steve Dorling, Tobias Krueger, Willem Landman, Bruce Lankford, Karen Lebek, Tim Osborn,    Claudia Ringler, James … read more »


Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

a working paper by Antony Millner, Hélène Ollivier 6 days ago

The public often perceives environmental problems differently from the experts who study them. The regulatory response to these problems also often does not coincide with experts’ recommendations. These two facts … read more »


Should climate policy account for ambiguity?

Should climate policy account for ambiguity?

a working paper by Antony Millner, Geoffrey Heal 6 days ago

Climate change is fundamentally an `out-of-sample’ problem – our available information does not tightly constrain predictions of the consequences of rapid increases in greenhouse gas concentrations. Moreover, the fact that … read more »


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Solving the clinker dilemma with hybrid output-based allocation

a working paper by Misato Sato, Frédéric Branger 26 days ago

This paper proposes an innovative solution to distribute free allowances to the cement sector under emissions trading systems. read more »


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Coping with climate risk: the role of institutions, governance and finance in private adaptation decisions of the poor

a working paper by Tom McDermott, David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe about 1 month ago

This paper looks at adaptation from the point of view of households. It asks how political and economic institutions may help or hinder adaptation decisions. read more »


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The road to Paris and beyond

The road to Paris and beyond

a policy paper by Rodney Boyd, Fergus Green, Nicholas Stern about 3 hours ago

Effective international cooperation can help the world develop along a 2°C pathway and adapt to the climatic changes already locked-in as a result of past and ongoing greenhouse gas … read more »


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Tracking intended nationally determined contributions: what are the implications for greenhouse gas emissions in 2030?

a policy paper by Rodney Boyd, Joe Cranston Turner, Bob Ward 12 days ago

This paper looks at whether the intended national determined contributions (INDCs) that were submitted by 20 July 2015 are consistent with the 2°C limit. read more »


Modernization and innovation in the materials sector: lessons from steel and cement

Modernization and innovation in the materials sector: lessons from steel and cement

a policy paper by Misato Sato about 2 months ago

This report analyses the effectiveness of climate and other related policies in the steel and cement sector over the last 15 years and explores what policy options are available for carbon intensive materials. read more »


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Driving sustainable development through better infrastructure: Key elements of a transformation program

a policy report by Amar Bhattacharya, Jeremy Oppenheim, Nicholas Stern about 2 months ago

Paper produced with The Brookings Institute and The New Climate Economy The U.N. Conference on Financing for Development at Addis Ababa provides a historic opportunity to reach consensus on a … read more »


Fiscal and regulatory instruments for clean technology development in the European Union

Fiscal and regulatory instruments for clean technology development in the European Union

a policy paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre about 2 months ago

This paper investigates whether the current level of public support for low-carbon technologies is sufficient to allow European countries to respond to the multiple challenges posed by climate change and other environmental concerns. read more »


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Success at climate change conference depends on creating pressures to later upscale ambition and close ‘emissions gap’

Press release about 3 hours ago

An anticipated global deal on climate change should encourage countries to upscale their ambition every few years to help overcome an ‘emissions gap’, according to a paper published today (31 … read more »


Lord Stern hits out at claims about cost of climate cuts

Lord Stern hits out at claims about cost of climate cuts

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 5 days ago

Guardian, 26 August


Carbon pricing corrects a market failure

Carbon pricing corrects a market failure

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 5 days ago

Financial Times, 25 August


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Countries should not create an ‘artificial horse race’ between action on climate change and economic growth, Nicholas Stern tells ambassadors

Press release 5 days ago

Countries must recognise that tackling climate change does not mean sacrificing economic growth and development, Nicholas Stern told an audience of ambassadors in Paris. read more »


Climate is critical in southern Africa’s water-energy-food nexus

Climate is critical in southern Africa’s water-energy-food nexus

a commentary by Declan Conway 5 days ago

There has been a recent upsurge in research and policy interest in natural resource scarcity, particularly in relation to the water-energy-food nexus. In a recent paper, we show how the … read more »


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