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The land certification program and off-farm employment in Ethiopia

The land certification program and off-farm employment in Ethiopia

a working paper by Mintewab Bezabih 5 days ago

Land tenure security has long been touted as key to increased performance of the agricultural sector in developing countries. This paper utilizes household level panel data to analyse the impact … read more »


Running with the red queen: an integrated assessment of agricultural land expansion and global biodiversity decline

Running with the red queen: an integrated assessment of agricultural land expansion and global biodiversity decline

a working paper by Simon Dietz 6 days ago

Modern agriculture relies on a small number of highly productive crops and the continued expansion of agricultural land area has led to a significant loss of biodiversity. In this paper … read more »


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Public goods and ethnic diversity: evidence from deforestation in Indonesia

a working paper by Caterina Gennaioli, Stefania Lovo 10 days ago

We show that the level of deforestation in Indonesia is positively correlated with the degree of ethnic fractionalization of the communities. We explore several channels that may link the two … read more »


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Searching for carbon leaks in multinational companies

Does climate change policy cause companies to shift the location of production, thereby creating carbon leakage? We examine the impact of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) on … read more »


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Modelling land use, deforestation, and policy analysis: A hybrid optimization-ABM heterogeneous agent model with application to the Bolivian Amazon

a working paper 12 days ago

Policy interventions designed to simultaneously stem deforestation and reduce poverty in tropical countries entail complex socio-environmental trade-offs. A hybrid model, comprising an optimising, agricultural household model integrated into the ‘shell’ … read more »


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Burden or opportunity? How UK emissions reductions policies affect the competitiveness of businesses

a policy paper by Dimitri Zenghelis, Samuela Bassi about 3 months ago

The ongoing review of the UK’s Fourth Carbon Budget is closely linked to the debate over the impact that domestic climate change policies can have on the competitiveness of businesses. … read more »


Climate change policies and the UK business sector: Overview, impacts & suggestions for reform

Climate change policies and the UK business sector: Overview, impacts & suggestions for reform

a briefing note by Samuela Bassi, Samuel Fankhauser, Antoine Dechezleprêtre about 3 months ago

Presentation given at the 2014 World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economics in Istanbul on 1st July.


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A UK ‘dash’ for smart gas poster

a briefing note by Samuela Bassi, Samuel Fankhauser, Bob Ward about 3 months ago

UK dash for shale gas poster read more »


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Mobilising private-sector engagement in LEDS and NAMAs

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova about 3 months ago

Lessons learned from UNDP’s low emission capacity building programme read more »


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Barriers in developing national mitigation strategies and actions in developing countries

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova about 3 months ago

The study identifies barriers to the design and implementation of low emission development strategies (LEDS) and mitigation actions (NAMAs) encountered in developing countries read more »


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Nicholas Stern awarded energy economics prize

Nicholas Stern awarded energy economics prize

an announcement featuring Nicholas Stern 3 days ago

The British Institute of Energy Economics has awarded a prize for the greatest contribution to British energy economics over the last ten years to Professor Lord Stern of Brentford, Chair … read more »


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Barack Obama welcomes report saying fighting climate change can be low cost

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 4 days ago

World can cut greenhouse gas emissions, grow economy and improve lives, says study before UN summit in New York read more »


Fight against climate change driving growth and profits

Fight against climate change driving growth and profits

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 4 days ago

Government and industry leaders need not choose between fighting climate change or growing the world’s economy. They can do both, according to a new study. read more »


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Climate change report by Lord Stern shows there’s still time – just

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 4 days ago

Study says halting rise of carbon emissions is achievable at modest cost, but this is nothing new. What’s stopping us? read more »



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