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Carbon offsets out of the woods? The acceptability of domestic vs. international reforestation programmes

Carbon offsets out of the woods? The acceptability of domestic vs. international reforestation programmes

a working paper by Andrea Baranzini, Nicolas Borzykowski, Stefano Carattini 4 days ago

Following the entry into force of the Paris Agreement in November 2016, governments around the world are now asked to turn their nationally determined contributions into concrete climate policies. Economic … read more »


Global population growth, technology and Malthusian constraints: a quantitative growth theoretic perspective

Global population growth, technology and Malthusian constraints: a quantitative growth theoretic perspective

a research article by Bruno Lanz, Simon Dietz, Tim Swanson 7 days ago

Lanz, Bruno, Dietz, Simon and Swanson, Tim (2016) Global population growth, technology and Malthusian constraints: a quantitative growth theoretic perspective. International Economic Review . ISSN 0020-6598 (In Press)


Investigating the risk reduction potential of disaster insurance across Europe

Investigating the risk reduction potential of disaster insurance across Europe

a research article by Swenja Surminski 7 days ago

Surminski, Swenja (2016) Investigating the risk reduction potential of disaster insurance across Europe. The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Issues and Practice . ISSN 1018-5895 (In Press)


Carbon dating: when is it beneficial to link ETSs?

Carbon dating: when is it beneficial to link ETSs?

a research article by Baran Doda, Luca Taschini 7 days ago

Doda, Baran and Taschini, Luca (2016) Carbon dating: when is it beneficial to link ETSs? Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists . ISSN 2333-5955 (In Press)


The ‘power of process:’ how negotiation management influences multilateral cooperation

The ‘power of process:’ how negotiation management influences multilateral cooperation

a research article by Kai Monheim 7 days ago

The management of a multilateral negotiation has frequently played a crucial role in developing global regimes but is often ignored in International Relations theory. The long-awaited UN climate summit … read more »


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Assessing the consistency of national mitigation actions in the G20 with the Paris Agreement

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Sini Matikainen 22 days ago

This study uses the ‘Paris consistency monitor’ to assess whether the past and present action by G20 countries on climate mitigation is consistent with meeting the key requirements of the Paris Agreement. read more »


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Climate policy in China, the European Union and the United States: main drivers and prospects for the future

This report assesses the domestic constraints and opportunities for the development of climate policy in China, the EU and the US. read more »


Science for Loss and Damage: Four research contributions to the debate

Science for Loss and Damage: Four research contributions to the debate

a policy paper by Swenja Surminski 23 days ago

The Loss and Damage Network is a network of scientists and practitioners informing the loss and damage debate and includes members from about 20 institutions. This summary paper, written on … read more »


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The Global Climate Legislation Study – 2016 update

The Climate Legislation Study covers over 850 national laws and policies directly related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. This update covers major new executive acts and laws passed during 2016 and gives a brief overview of current trends in climate legislation. read more »


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Should we tax or trade carbon?

a policy report by Samuel Fankhauser about 1 month ago

Published in: Bridging the Ambition Gap:  The Rise, Reach and Power of Carbon Markets. 13th Edition of Greenhouse Gas Market Report. 2016. External link to publisher


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Lord Stern wins award for ‘Best Use of Evidence by a Politician’

an announcement featuring Nicholas Stern 9 days ago

Professor Lord Stern of Brentford, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the London … read more »


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The roles of financial institutions and finance ministries in delivering the Paris Agreement on climate change

a commentary by Nicholas Stern 10 days ago

This commentary is based on presentations made at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which took place in Marrakech Morocco between 7 and 18 November 2016. read more »


Outcome of COP22 caps a year of progress

Outcome of COP22 caps a year of progress

a commentary by Bob Ward 20 days ago

Despite concerns about future US policy, following the election of Donald Trump, the COP22 summit in Marrakech made solid progress towards implementation of the Paris Agreement says Bob Ward, Director of Policy and Communications at the Institute. read more »


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Nicholas Stern comments on outcome of COP22

Press release 21 days ago

Commenting on the outcome of the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, Professor Lord Stern … read more »


New study finds six G20 countries are failing to take action in line with their Paris Agreement pledges

New study finds six G20 countries are failing to take action in line with their Paris Agreement pledges

Press release 22 days ago

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States have not been undertaking sufficient domestic efforts to match their pledged nationally determined contributions to the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to new analysis by the Institute. read more »


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