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Consumption smoothing and the welfare cost of uncertainty

Consumption smoothing and the welfare cost of uncertainty

a working paper by Jonathan Colmer, Yonas Alem about 10 hours ago

When agents are unable to smooth consumption and have distorted beliefs about the likelihood of future income realisations, uncertainty about future states of the world has a direct effect on … read more »


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 10 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 10 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 11 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 about 1 month 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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The road to Paris and beyond

The road to Paris and beyond

a policy paper by Rodney Boyd, Fergus Green, Nicholas Stern 5 days 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 17 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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