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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 9 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 13 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 30 days 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 »


Carbon offsets out of the woods? Acceptability of domestic vs. international reforestation programmes in the lab

Carbon offsets out of the woods? Acceptability of domestic vs. international reforestation programmes in the lab

a research article by Andrea Baranzini, Nicolas Borzykowski, Stefano Carattini about 1 month ago

Following the entry into force of the Paris Agreement in November 2016, governments around the world are now expected to turn their nationally determined contributions into concrete climate policies. Given … 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 17 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 17 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 23 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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Why being right is not enough for climate researchers

a commentary by Bob Ward 2 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 »


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 23 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 »


Paper wins International Studies Association English School Section Outstanding Research Paper Award

Paper wins International Studies Association English School Section Outstanding Research Paper Award

an announcement featuring Robert Falkner about 1 month ago

Dr Robert Falkner has won an award for a paper he co-authored with Professor Barry Buzan. Their paper ‘The Emergence of Environmental Stewardship as a Primary Institution of Global International … read more »


The Committee on Climate Change at 10: achievements and challenges ahead

a commentary by Sam Fankhauser about 2 months ago

Sam Fankhauser, who was a founding member of the UK Committee on Climate Change looks back over its achievements and considers the challenges it may face in the coming years. read more »


Why do male climate change ‘sceptics’ have such a problem with women?

Why do male climate change ‘sceptics’ have such a problem with women?

a commentary by Bob Ward about 2 months ago

On 20 February, the Global Warming Policy Foundation will be launching a new pamphlet at the House of Lords, attacking the mainstream media for not giving more coverage to climate … read more »


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