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Discounting and the representative median agent

Discounting and the representative median agent

a working paper by Johannes Emmerling, Ben Groom, Tanja Wettingfeld about 18 hours ago

Social discount rates (SDRs) are used in cost–benefit analysis to determine the present value of future costs and benefits: for example, to determine how much today’s society should invest in … read more »


What drives social contagion in the adoption of solar photovoltaic technology?

a working paper by Andrea Baranzini, Stefano Carattini, Martin Péclat 8 days ago

This research finds that households, businesses and farms are more likely to install solar panels if others in their neighbourhood have already done so, and in particular if existing installations … read more »


Ambiguity aversion under maximum-likelihood updating

Ambiguity aversion under maximum-likelihood updating

a research article by Daniel Heyen about 1 month ago

Maximum-likelihood updating (MLU) is a well-known approach for extending static ambiguity sensitive preferences to dynamic set-ups. This paper develops an example in which MLU induces an ambiguity averse maxmin … read more »


Estimating the economic impact of the permafrost carbon feedback

Estimating the economic impact of the permafrost carbon feedback

a research article by Louise Kessler about 2 months ago

The permafrost carbon feedback (PCF) is not currently taken into account in economic assessments of climate change, yet it could have important implications for the social cost of carbon (SCC) … read more »


‘Climate Change Laws of the World’ technical presentation of the database, and trends in climate legislation

‘Climate Change Laws of the World’ technical presentation of the database, and trends in climate legislation

a conference presentation by Michal Nachmany about 2 months ago

These slides were presented during the ‘Webinar | Climate Change Laws of the World – global trends in legislation and litigation’ which was held on 5 June 2017. A video … read more »


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China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

a briefing note by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran 6 days ago

China is taking an active leadership role in a new global agenda that has sustainable infrastructure at its heart – an agenda that is starting to address the … read more »


Territorial approach to climate change in Senegal: agro-silvopastoral case study in the Ferlo region (In French)

Territorial approach to climate change in Senegal: agro-silvopastoral case study in the Ferlo region (In French)

a policy report by Florence Crick about 2 months ago

Governance of climate change at the territorial level is critical if decision makers are to gain awareness of the realities that communities affected by the impacts of climate change face, … read more »


Integrated territorial approach to climate change in Senegal: case study of an integrated territorial climate plan for the Dakar region (In French)

Integrated territorial approach to climate change in Senegal: case study of an integrated territorial climate plan for the Dakar region (In French)

a policy report by Florence Crick about 2 months ago

One of the biggest challenges the world faces today is climate change. Countries in sub-Saharan Africa remain among the most vulnerable to its negative effects, mainly because the economic activities … read more »


The climate impact of quantitative easing

The climate impact of quantitative easing

a policy paper by Sini Matikainen, Emanuele Campiglio, Dimitri Zenghelis about 2 months ago

Both climate change and the low-carbon transition are likely to have deep implications for the functioning and stability of the macro financial system. The discussion of possible risks … read more »


Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less

Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less

a policy report by Swenja Surminski about 2 months ago

This report is the result of the multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary networking process and represents the combined effort of more than two hundred, mostly European, experts. It will support the integration … read more »


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High risk of unprecedented UK rainfall in the current climate

Press release about 8 hours ago

Commenting on the publication today (Monday 24 July) of a paper on ‘High risk of unprecedented UK rainfall in the current climate’ in the journal ‘Nature Communications’, Bob Ward, policy … read more »


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Lord Stern comments on new Centre for Global Disaster Protection

Press release 4 days ago

Commenting on the announcement today (20 July 2017), by the UK Government’s Department for International Development, of further details about the new Centre for Global Disaster Protection, Professor Lord Nicholas … read more »


California’s leadership on climate change

a commentary by Bob Ward 7 days ago

Later today, California’s Senate will vote on new laws to tackle climate change, including an extension to its successful cap-and-trade programme until 2030. It is expected to be a close … read more »


Good chance Trump won’t end up withdrawing from Paris

Good chance Trump won’t end up withdrawing from Paris

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 17 days ago

CNBC, 7 July 2017


Nicholas Stern speaks at pre-G20 event in Hamburg

Nicholas Stern speaks at pre-G20 event in Hamburg

an announcement featuring Nicholas Stern 18 days ago

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment spoke at the F20 event in Hamburg on 4th July 2017. The focus of … read more »


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