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Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

a working paper by Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Shikha Jha, Samavia Batool, Ayesha Qaisrani 12 days ago

This research investigates the economic response of rural households in Pakistan to natural disasters, particularly the extent to which they adjust their savings and income strategies in response to floods. read more »


Monitoring and punishment networks in a common-pool resource dilemma: experimental evidence

Monitoring and punishment networks in a common-pool resource dilemma: experimental evidence

a working paper by Ganga Shreedhar, Alessandro Tavoni, Carmen Marchiori 25 days ago

This study simulates an environmental dilemma: a group of individuals sharing a natural resource from which they can individually gain. It shows how network structure impacts social welfare and reveals the cost of exclusively relying on perfect peer monitoring and punishment to enhance cooperation. read more »


Consumer surplus from energy transitions

Consumer surplus from energy transitions

a research article by Roger Fouquet 27 days ago

Energy transitions have led to major advances in human wellbeing. However, little evidence exists about the scale of the net benefits. By developing a new method for identifying the … read more »


Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

a research article by Florence Crick, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Mamadou Diop, Momadou Sow about 1 month ago

The private sector is increasingly recognized as having important potential to help society adapt and become more resilient to climate change. Yet there is limited research examining how to … read more »


Understanding interpersonal violence: the impact of temperatures in Mexico

Understanding interpersonal violence: the impact of temperatures in Mexico

a working paper by François Cohen, Fidel Gonzalez about 1 month ago

This research investigates how and why high temperature has an effect on criminality, using data from Mexico. It suggests that the additional crimes committed on hot days are due to changes in time use and habits by both criminals and their victims during times of high temperature. read more »


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Cross-border governance of climate change in the semi-arid regions: case study of Senegal (In French)

Cross-border governance of climate change in the semi-arid regions: case study of Senegal (In French)

a policy report by Florence Crick 10 days ago

Produced as part of the Pathways to resilience in semi-arid economies (PRISE) project, this report contains a synthesis of the lessons learnt from two approaches to territorial governance of climate change in Senegal. read more »


Letter to Viscount Ridley (31 January 2018)

Letter to Viscount Ridley (31 January 2018)

a briefing note by Bob Ward 25 days ago

Letter from Bob Ward written in response to a statement made by Viscount Ridley in the House of Lords on 30th January 2018. The letter sets out to correct the … read more »


Consultation response: ‘Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme’

Consultation response: ‘Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme’

a briefing note by Isabella Neuweg, Misato Sato about 1 month ago

This paper responds to a question on overcoming potential barriers to the uptake of recoverable heat technologies in industry in the UK Government’s call for evidence on the Industrial Heat Recovery Support programme. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Building a market for energy efficiency’

Consultation response: ‘Building a market for energy efficiency’

a briefing note by Samuela Bassi, Daire McCoy about 2 months ago

This paper provides responses to selected questions in the UK government’s call for evidence on ‘Building a market for energy efficiency’. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Cost of Energy Review’

Consultation response: ‘Cost of Energy Review’

a briefing note by Bob Ward, Sini Matikainen about 2 months ago

This is a submission to the consultation on the UK government’s ‘Cost of energy’ review by Professor Dieter Helm, addressing areas including the phase-out of coal and cost of renewable energy. read more »


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Why do male climate change ‘sceptics’ have such a problem with women?

Why do male climate change ‘sceptics’ have such a problem with women?

a commentary by Bob Ward 5 days ago

On 20 February, the Global Warming Policy Foundation will be launching a new pamphlet at the House of Lords, attacking the mainstream media for not giving more coverage to climate … read more »


Delinking economic growth and CO2 emission is possible

Delinking economic growth and CO2 emission is possible

a mention in the media for Arlan Brucal 6 days ago

Foreign direct investment can be a channel for the transfer of environmentally-friendly technologies, writes Arlan Brucal in LSE Business Review
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Co-production: aspiration and reality. Co-production sounds lovely, but have we ever seen it?

Co-production: aspiration and reality. Co-production sounds lovely, but have we ever seen it?

a mention in the media for Estelle Rouhaud 10 days ago

Future Climate for Africa, 12 February


Call for papers for research workshop: ‘Great power responsibility and global environmental protection’ (29-30 June 2018)

Call for papers for research workshop: ‘Great power responsibility and global environmental protection’ (29-30 June 2018)

an announcement featuring Robert Falkner 16 days ago

“Great power involves great responsibility” (Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1945) – it has long been recognised that that great powers enjoy special privileges in international relations but also have special responsibilities, … read more »


More flaws in estimates of the economic impacts of climate change

More flaws in estimates of the economic impacts of climate change

a commentary by Bob Ward 18 days ago

Viscount Ridley, a self-proclaimed ‘lukewarmer’, has again suffered the embarrassment of promoting a study that concludes global warming is having an overall positive economic impact, only to discover that it … read more »


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