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The effects of climate change on internal and international migration: implications for developing countries

The effects of climate change on internal and international migration: implications for developing countries

a working paper by Maria Waldinger 3 days ago

This synthesis paper informs the development community about the effects of climate change on migration patterns within and out of developing countries, concentrating on the economic aspects of migration. Empirical … read more »


Reflections on the current debate on how to link flood insurance and disaster risk reduction in the European Union

Reflections on the current debate on how to link flood insurance and disaster risk reduction in the European Union

a research article by Swenja Surminski 25 days ago

Surminski, Swenja, Aerts, Jeroen C. J. H., Botzen, Wouter, Hudson, Paul, Mysiak, Jaroslav and Pérez-Blanco, Carlos Dionisio (2015) Reflections on the current debate on how to link flood insurance and … read more »


Assessing the Relationship Between Human Well-being and Ecosystem Services: A Review of Frameworks

Assessing the Relationship Between Human Well-being and Ecosystem Services: A Review of Frameworks

a research article by Matthew Agarwala, Giles Atkinson, Susana Mourato about 1 month ago

Agarwala, M., Atkinson, G., Palmer Fry, B., Homewood, K. Mourato, S. Rowcliffe, J.M., Wallace, G., and Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2014) In: Conservation and Society 12(4): 437-449. Abstract Focusing on the most … read more »


Climate stories: why do climate scientists and sceptical voices participate in the climate debate?

Climate stories: why do climate scientists and sceptical voices participate in the climate debate?

a working paper by Amelia Sharman, Candice Howarth about 1 month ago

This paper explores the polarised debate between climate scientists and sceptical voices. It concludes that focusing on overlapping rationales, such as a sense of duty to publicly engage and recognition that political factors are a key topic of disagreement, as well as encouraging individuals to think critically about their own beliefs, may help to encourage constructive discussion and reduce polarisation. read more »


The climate beta

The climate beta

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Louise Kessler, Christian Gollier about 1 month ago

This paper examines the question of whether fighting climate change has the additional advantage of reducing the aggregate risk borne by future generations. This raises the question of the ‘climate beta’, i.e. the elasticity of climate damages with respect to a change in aggregate consumption. read more »


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Conducting Global Climate Change Negotiations

Conducting Global Climate Change Negotiations

a policy report by Kai Monheim 8 days ago

Process itself — over and above the issues at stake — is a key determinant of negotiation success across all levels of climate change negotiation groups in the United Nations Framework … read more »


What will global annual emissions of greenhouse gases be in 2030, and will they be consistent with avoiding global warming of more than 2°C?

What will global annual emissions of greenhouse gases be in 2030, and will they be consistent with avoiding global warming of more than 2°C?

a policy paper by Rodney Boyd, Nicholas Stern, Bob Ward 18 days ago

Countries agreed at the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) in Lima, Peru, in December 2014 to set out their “intended nationally determined contributions” (INDCs) … read more »


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Climate change priorities for the next UK Government

a policy report by Samuela Bassi, Chris Duffy, Ajay Gambhir, Bob Ward, Dimitri Zenghelis about 2 months ago

The next UK Government after the General Election on 7 May should reform the UK’s overly-complex energy taxation and create new institutions to depoliticise infrastructure investment, particularly in the energy sector. These recommendations are among several new measures outlined in the Institute’s latest policy brief ‘Climate change priorities for the next UK government’. read more »


Looking for green jobs: the impact of green growth on employment

Looking for green jobs: the impact of green growth on employment

a policy report by Alex Bowen, Karlygash Kuralbayeva about 2 months ago

Assessing the consequences of environmental policies for employment presents a considerable challenge, and at present it is not possible for policy-makers to assess conflicting claims about the quality and quantity of green jobs that have already been created, or may be created in the future. read more »


Understanding climate finance for the Paris summit in December 2015 in the context of financing for sustainable development for the Addis Ababa conference in July 2015

Understanding climate finance for the Paris summit in December 2015 in the context of financing for sustainable development for the Addis Ababa conference in July 2015

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern about 2 months ago

Paper asserts that overseas aid to support developing countries should be interwoven with efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change. It claims that efforts to separate the two could be deeply damaging. read more »


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Lessons learned in the management of multilateral climate negotiations

Lessons learned in the management of multilateral climate negotiations

a mention in the media for Kai Monheim yesterday

4 Green Business, 25 March 2015


Climate change: New claims ‘murky’ global warming statistics are ‘GUESSED AT’

Climate change: New claims ‘murky’ global warming statistics are ‘GUESSED AT’

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 7 days ago

Dr Benny Peiser, from the Global Warming Policy Foundation, has claims some surface temperature recordings used as the basis for global warming evidence are ‘guessed at’. Includes a response from Bob Ward from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. read more »




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Key climate change goal may be missed

a mention in the media for Rodney Boyd, Nicholas Stern, Bob Ward 16 days ago

The Hill, 4 May


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