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Integrating social protection and climate change adaptation: A review

a research article by Janna Tenzing yesterday

Policymakers are increasingly interested in how social protection is evolving in the context of climate change. This review assesses what the literature tells us about its role in facilitating adaptation … read more »


Adding fuel to fire? Social spillovers in the adoption of LPG in India

a research article by Suchita Srinivasan, Stefano Carattini 14 days ago

This paper focuses on the Indian context and investigates, over a relatively long time-frame, whether social spillover effects might have played a role in a household’s decision to use LPG, and how these effects varied across different sub-populations. read more »


Insurance as a catalyst for using climate risk information for government planning and decision-making: A framework for analysing drivers and barriers, tested against evidence emerging from Sub-Saharan Africa

Insurance as a catalyst for using climate risk information for government planning and decision-making: A framework for analysing drivers and barriers, tested against evidence emerging from Sub-Saharan Africa

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Jon Barnes, Katharine Vincent about 1 month ago

This paper from the UMFULA programme investigates the potential catalyst role of insurance in adaptation to climate change in a developing country context that is characterised by low insurance penetration and a relatively low level of government planning, analysing the problem from the perspective of insurers in South Africa, Malawi and Tanzania. read more »


Mortality, temperature and public health provision: evidence from Mexico

Mortality, temperature and public health provision: evidence from Mexico

a working paper by François Cohen, Antoine Dechezleprêtre about 1 month ago

In this paper the authors examine the impact of temperature on mortality in Mexico using daily data over the period 1998–2017. read more »


Is firm-level clean or dirty innovation valued more?

Is firm-level clean or dirty innovation valued more?

a working paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Cal B. Muckley, Parvati Neelakantan about 1 month ago

In this paper the authors raise the question of whether there is an economic incentive for firms to pursue strategies of clean, environmentally supportive innovation as opposed to carbon-emitting dirty innovation activities. read more »


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Financing climate change and sustainable growth

Financing climate change and sustainable growth

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern 5 days ago

Presentation given by Nicholas Stern at the Pledging Conference for GCF’s First Replenishment 24–25 October 2019. In the presentation Professor Lord Nicholas Stern outlines how well designed sustainable  infrastructure can be pro growth, pro poor, and pro climate. read more »


Submission to the Environment Agency’s consultation on the Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England

This submission was made to the Environment Agency’s consultation on its draft strategy for flood and coastal risk management in England, and draws on the Grantham Research Institute’s work and expertise over many years in this area. read more »


Addressing the impacts of climate change through an effective Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage

Addressing the impacts of climate change through an effective Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage

a policy publication by Rebecca Byrnes, Swenja Surminski 28 days ago

This paper is a submission to the second review of the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) on Loss and Damage under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will take place at COP25 in December. The submission looks at the Loss and Damage policy debate, how it relates to other international frameworks and efforts in the areas of mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development, and identifies how the WIM can be most effective. read more »


Banking the just transition in the UK

Banking the just transition in the UK

a policy publication by Nick Robins, Sophia Tickell, William Irwin 30 days ago

This policy insight looks at looks at the contribution the banking sector can make to ensuring that a just transition happens in the UK, under the Government’s commitment to a net-zero-carbon economy by 2050. read more »


Submission to Call for Evidence on Flooding and Coastal Erosion by Defra

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski, Viktor Roezer, Sara Mehryar, Rebecca Byrnes about 1 month ago

This paper summarises the Institute’s submission to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ call for evidence on policy direction to prepare the UK for flooding and coastal erosion, drawing on a decade of work by the Grantham Research Institute with the insurance industry and policymakers addressing issues around climate change and adaptation. read more »


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Only 1 in 10 of the world’s largest energy companies have made plans to get to net zero emissions

Press release about 15 hours ago

Just 13 out of the largest 132 coal, electricity, and oil and gas companies have made commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero, research published today has … read more »


The climate election: Five radical environmental policies that voters support

The climate election: Five radical environmental policies that voters support

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 5 days ago

This article considers levels of support for various climate and environmental policies in the run up to the 2019 UK General Election. In the article Bob Ward warns that getting to net zero by 2030 might prove more popular in theory than in practice. read more »


How to finance a Global Green New Deal

Commentary 6 days ago

Richard Kozul-Wright argues for a coordinated global investment programme to tackle the twin challenge of delivering social and economic development while stabilising the climate. read more »


What’s the price of ignoring climate change?

What’s the price of ignoring climate change?

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 7 days ago

Naomi Oreskes and Nicholas Stern respond to questions about the economic impacts of rising temperatures. read more »


US withdrawal from Paris Agreement puts pressure on UK Government to stand up to President Trump

Press release 7 days ago

Commenting on the announcement by the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, that the Trump Administration has initiated the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement, Bob … read more »


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