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Climate stories: why do climate scientists and sceptical voices participate in the climate debate?

Climate stories: why do climate scientists and sceptical voices participate in the climate debate?

a working paper by Amelia Sharman, Candice Howarth 7 days ago

Paper explores the polarised debate between climate scientists and sceptical voices. Paper concludes that a focus on potential overlaps in perceptions and rationales as well as the ability to be critically self-reflexive may encourage constructive discussion even amongst actors. read more »


The climate beta

The climate beta

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Louise Kessler, Christian Gollier 13 days ago

Paper examines the question of whether fighting climate change has the additional advantage of reducing the aggregate risk borne by future generations. read more »


Crop productivity and adaptation to climate change in Pakistan

Crop productivity and adaptation to climate change in Pakistan

a working paper by Ashley Gorst, Ben Groom, Ali Dehlavi 17 days ago

Paper investigates whether there are productive benefits for farmers who adapt to climate change in Pakistan. read more »


Novel and improved insurance instruments for risk reduction

Novel and improved insurance instruments for risk reduction

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Florence Crick, Jillian Eldridge, Paul Hudson, Jeroen Aerts, Wouter Botzen, Jaroslav Mysiak, Carlos Dionisio Pérez-Blanco, Francisco Rego, Robin Nicolai, Carlos Neto, Reinhard Mechler, António Macedo, Anna Lorant, Conceição Colaço 29 days ago

In the context of natural disaster insurance and risk reduction this paper looks at how to assess existing insurance offerings and how to design new schemes. read more »


International and sectoral variation in energy prices 1995-2011: how does it relate to emissions policy stringency?

International and sectoral variation in energy prices 1995-2011: how does it relate to emissions policy stringency?

a working paper by Misato Sato, Stefania Lovo, Gregor Singer, Damien Dussaux about 1 month ago

New research analsying major trends in global energy prices and the extent to which energy prices are a good proxy for emissions policy stringency. New dataset available. read more »


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Climate change priorities for the next UK Government

Report outlines 5 key climate change priorities for the next Government that keep the UK on a least-cost emissions reduction pathway to 2030 and beyond. read more »


Looking for green jobs: the impact of green growth on employment

Looking for green jobs: the impact of green growth on employment

a policy report by Alex Bowen, Karlygash Kuralbayeva about 1 month ago

Assessing the consequences of environmental policies for employment presents a considerable challenge, and at present it is not possible for policy-makers to assess conflicting claims about the quality and quantity of green jobs that have already been created, or may be created in the future. read more »


Understanding climate finance for the Paris summit in December 2015 in the context of financing for sustainable development for the Addis Ababa conference in July 2015

Understanding climate finance for the Paris summit in December 2015 in the context of financing for sustainable development for the Addis Ababa conference in July 2015

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern about 1 month ago

Paper asserts that overseas aid to support developing countries should be interwoven with efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change. It claims that efforts to separate the two could be deeply damaging. read more »


China’s ‘new normal

China’s ‘new normal': better growth, better climate

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern, Fergus Green about 1 month ago

Paper analyses China’s economic and policy trends and its use of fossil fuels and finds that it is likely that China’s coal use has already passed a structural peak. read more »


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The management of multilateral negotiations: lessons from UN climate negotiations

a policy paper by Kai Monheim about 2 months ago

The 2009 Conference of Parties (COP 15) in Copenhagen, which aimed to deliver a first-ever comprehensive global climate deal, ended without agreement in part because of poor management … read more »


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Scepticism over rising temperatures? Lord Lawson peddles a fake controversy

Scepticism over rising temperatures? Lord Lawson peddles a fake controversy

a mention in the media for Bob Ward about 12 hours ago

Opinion article by Bob Ward on the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s announcement that they are undertaking a ‘major inquiry into the integrity of the official global surface temperature records’ on data by meteorological organisations. read more »


Nicholas Stern elected a Member of the American Philosophical Society

Nicholas Stern elected a Member of the American Philosophical Society

an announcement featuring Nicholas Stern about 12 hours ago

Nicholas Stern has been elected a Member of the American Philosophical Society (APS). The APS promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, … read more »


Leading group of climate change deniers accused of creating ‘fake controversy’ over claims global temperature data may be inaccurate

Leading group of climate change deniers accused of creating ‘fake controversy’ over claims global temperature data may be inaccurate

a mention in the media for Bob Ward yesterday

The UK’s most prominent climate change denial group is launching an inquiry into the integrity of global surface temperature records. read more »


Earth Day: scientists say 75% of known fossil fuel reserves must stay in ground

Earth Day: scientists say 75% of known fossil fuel reserves must stay in ground

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 6 days ago

Leading scientists and economists release statement to mark Earth Day in which they urge leaders to keep to commitments to avoid dangerous global warming. read more »


Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris

Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 6 days ago

Experts have drawn up a 3-page summary of the action needed to be agreed on at the UN meeting in Paris this December, which is widely seen as the last chance for the world’s political leaders to agree on a binding treaty to prevent the global climate from slipping into a dangerously precarious state. read more »


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