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The impacts of environmental regulations on competitiveness

a research article by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Misato Sato 3 days ago

This article reviews the empirical literature on the impacts of environmental regulations on firms’ competitiveness as measured by trade, industry location, employment, productivity, and innovation. read more »


Discounting and the representative median agent

Discounting and the representative median agent

a working paper by Johannes Emmerling, Ben Groom, Tanja Wettingfeld 25 days ago

Social discount rates (SDRs) are used in cost–benefit analysis to determine the present value of future costs and benefits: for example, to determine how much today’s society should invest in … read more »


What drives social contagion in the adoption of solar photovoltaic technology?

a working paper by Andrea Baranzini, Stefano Carattini, Martin Péclat about 1 month ago

This research finds that households, businesses and farms are more likely to install solar panels if others in their neighbourhood have already done so, and in particular if existing installations … read more »


Ambiguity aversion under maximum-likelihood updating

Ambiguity aversion under maximum-likelihood updating

a research article by Daniel Heyen about 2 months ago

Maximum-likelihood updating (MLU) is a well-known approach for extending static ambiguity sensitive preferences to dynamic set-ups. This paper develops an example in which MLU induces an ambiguity averse maxmin … read more »


Estimating the economic impact of the permafrost carbon feedback

Estimating the economic impact of the permafrost carbon feedback

a research article by Louise Kessler about 2 months ago

The permafrost carbon feedback (PCF) is not currently taken into account in economic assessments of climate change, yet it could have important implications for the social cost of carbon (SCC) … read more »


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China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

a policy report by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran 11 days ago

A previous draft of this report was published as a background paper submission to the China Development Forum 2017. An 8-page summary policy brief is also available.  Headline issue China … read more »


Private Sector Adaptation Strategies: How SMEs start to respond to Senegal’s semi-arid zones (In French)

Private Sector Adaptation Strategies: How SMEs start to respond to Senegal’s semi-arid zones (In French)

Although research on climate change adaptation has been conducted on households and communities, particularly in Senegal’s semi-arid lands (SALs), very little attention has been paid to the local private sector, … read more »


China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

a briefing note by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran about 1 month ago

China is taking an active leadership role in a new global agenda that has sustainable infrastructure at its heart – an agenda that is starting to address the … read more »


Territorial approach to climate change in Senegal: agro-silvopastoral case study in the Ferlo region (In French)

Territorial approach to climate change in Senegal: agro-silvopastoral case study in the Ferlo region (In French)

a policy report by Florence Crick about 3 months ago

Governance of climate change at the territorial level is critical if decision makers are to gain awareness of the realities that communities affected by the impacts of climate change face, … read more »


Integrated territorial approach to climate change in Senegal: case study of an integrated territorial climate plan for the Dakar region (In French)

Integrated territorial approach to climate change in Senegal: case study of an integrated territorial climate plan for the Dakar region (In French)

a policy report by Florence Crick about 3 months ago

One of the biggest challenges the world faces today is climate change. Countries in sub-Saharan Africa remain among the most vulnerable to its negative effects, mainly because the economic activities … read more »


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At your service: how exporting more low-carbon services could enhance the UK’s future prosperity

a commentary by Maria Carvalho 2 days ago

The future of the UK’s trade with the EU and beyond is currently uncertain. What is certain is that the UK will need to secure trade deals to guarantee its … read more »


Energy efficiency regulations benefit, not burden, US consumers

Energy efficiency regulations benefit, not burden, US consumers

a commentary by Arlan Brucal 3 days ago

While President Trump’s stance on climate change is somewhat confused, it is no surprise that during his presidency he has pushed back environmental regulations and standards which he suggests place … read more »


Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme duped by climate change sceptic Lord Lawson

a commentary by Bob Ward 4 days ago

It has been a bad few days for the BBC and Radio 4’s flagship ‘Today’ programme after it was again humiliatingly duped by climate change ‘sceptics’. At 7:10 am on … read more »


Lucifer heatwave poses ‘major’ risk to parts of Europe

Lucifer heatwave poses ‘major’ risk to parts of Europe

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 12 days ago

Sky News, 6 August 2017


Extreme heat poses risk to Europe

Extreme heat poses risk to Europe

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 13 days ago

Sky News, 5 August 2017


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