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Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

a research article by Christian Siderius 7 days ago

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, according to this paper published in Nature Sustainability. read more »


Brief: Projecting future water availability in Lake Malawi and the Shire River basin

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Suraje Dessai, Declan Conway, Graham Jewitt, Andrew J. Dougill, David Mkwambisi 17 days ago

Malawi is highly dependent on water from Lake Malawi and the Shire River basin (Figure 1). Over 90% of Malawi’s electricity depends on outflows from the lake into the Shire … read more »


Good for the environment, good for business: Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity

a research article by Arlan Brucal 28 days ago

The link between foreign ownership and environmental performance remains a controversial issue. This paper contributes to our understanding of this subject by analyzing the impact of foreign acquisitions on plant-level … read more »


Pricing ambiguity in catastrophe risk insurance

Pricing ambiguity in catastrophe risk insurance

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Falk Niehörster about 2 months ago

The authors of this paper apply a newly developed insurance pricing model to two catastrophe model data sets relating to hurricane risk in two locations in the Atlantic basin, estimating ambiguity loads – the extra insurance premium due to ambiguity – and showing how these depend on the insurer’s attitude to ambiguity. read more »


Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers? Evidence from household appliance sales

Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers? Evidence from household appliance sales

a research article by Arlan Brucal, Michael Roberts about 2 months ago

This paper examines whether energy efficiency standards influence consumer welfare. read more »


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Global trends in climate change litigation: 2019 snapshot

a policy publication by Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes 13 days ago

This policy report provides an overview of current issues in climate change litigation, focusing on selected cases and developments from May 2018 to May 2019.  read more »


Governance of climate change policy: A case study of South Africa

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Patrick Curran 21 days ago

This report and accompanying 8-page brief examine some of the emerging challenges in climate governance in South Africa and potential solutions. The lessons identified are also relevant for other developing economies. read more »


Unlocking the strategic economic opportunity of clean and inclusive growth

Unlocking the strategic economic opportunity of clean and inclusive growth

a policy publication by Patrick Curran, Nick Robins, Nicholas Stern about 1 month ago

Chapter in the Banque De France’s Financial Stability Review no. 23 – June 2019. read more »


How to price carbon to reach net-zero emissions in the UK

a policy publication by Josh Burke, Rebecca Byrnes, Sam Fankhauser about 2 months ago

This report explains the importance of pricing carbon as a key component of any strategy to reach net-zero emissions in the UK, setting out how the price may differ sector to sector and how to incentivise negative emissions. read more »


China’s 14th Plan, sustainable development and the new era

China’s 14th Plan, sustainable development and the new era

a policy publication by Isabella Neuweg, Nicholas Stern about 2 months ago

Isabella Neuweg and Nick Stern describe the systemic reforms that could foster the investments in physical, human, natural and social capital that will drive forward China’s new era of high-quality, sustainable and inclusive growth and development. At the same time China can provide great support for its partner countries in the Belt and Road as they seek sustainable and inclusive development. read more »


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There’s no way that France’s new eco-flight tax will work (yet)

There’s no way that France’s new eco-flight tax will work (yet)

a mention in the media for Sam Fankhauser 5 days ago

Professor Sam Fankhauser comments on France’s introduction of an “eco-tax” – of €1.50 (£1.35) charged on domestic and intra-European flights, and €3 (£2.50) on flights outside the European Union. read more »


Why state and local governments are suing over climate change

Why state and local governments are suing over climate change

a mention in the media for Joana Setzer 5 days ago

Joana Setzer says it is likely that more and more litigation cases will go beyond environmental law, delving into tax and commercial law, or going after subsidies the companies have taken. read more »


Quarter of world’s biggest firms ‘fail to disclose emissions’

Quarter of world’s biggest firms ‘fail to disclose emissions’

a mention in the media for Simon Dietz 7 days ago

Comments by Simon Dietz on the new report by the Transition Pathway Initiative that found that about a quarter of the world’s highest-emitting, publicly listed companies fail to report their greenhouse gas emissions and nearly half do not properly consider the risks from the climate crisis in decision-making. read more »


Investment report finds many companies wanting on climateMost big CO2 emitting firms not on track for climate goals: report

Investment report finds many companies wanting on climateMost big CO2 emitting firms not on track for climate goals: report

a mention in the media for Simon Dietz 7 days ago

Associated Press quote Simon Dietz, saying: “Broadly speaking we see more progress than we see backsliding. But most companies are not progressing.” read more »


Millions of farmers depend on meltwater from Himalaya glaciers

Press release 8 days ago

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, new research published in Nature Sustainability reveals. read more »


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