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Communicating resourcefully: A natural field experiment on environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

Communicating resourcefully: A natural field experiment on environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

a working paper by Greer Gosnell 14 days ago

Following a study of customers of a renewable energy provider in the UK, this paper explores the potential for environmental information and dissonance-inducing messaging to encourage resourceful behaviour, finding that such information and imagery are ineffective in inducing behaviour change. read more »


Trust, compliance and international regulation

Trust, compliance and international regulation

a working paper by Ara Jo 18 days ago

This paper uses data on the compliance of installations regulated under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to investigate how the levels of trust in a country affect the compliance of firms with regulations on climate change. read more »


Climate change challenges for central banks and financial regulators

Climate change challenges for central banks and financial regulators

a research article by Emanuele Campiglio 23 days ago

The academic and policy debate regarding the role of central banks and financial regulators in addressing climate-related financial risks has rapidly expanded in recent years. This Perspective presents the key … read more »


Revisiting the link between cereal diversity and production in Ethiopia

Revisiting the link between cereal diversity and production in Ethiopia

a working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Ben Groom 30 days ago

A key policy debate is whether agricultural production should be geared towards input-intensification or diversity of crops. Using data from Ethiopia this paper investigates the effects of crop diversity on production and finds that the impact on productivity may be lower than previously thought. read more »


Measuring Well-being: A Multidimensional Index Integrating Subjective Well-being and Preferences

Measuring Well-being: A Multidimensional Index Integrating Subjective Well-being and Preferences

a research article by Lin Yang 30 days ago

Lin Yang (2018). In: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2018.1474859


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The best of centuries or the worst of centuries: Leadership, governance and cohesion in an interdependent world

The best of centuries or the worst of centuries: Leadership, governance and cohesion in an interdependent world

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern about 16 hours ago

The world has built a remarkable global agenda. Nicholas Stern explains the urgency of rising collectively to the challenges and describes how the necessary political will can be built to deliver the strong decisions we need, at sufficient pace. read more »


Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries

Most climate change adaptation decisions, in semi-arid lands and elsewhere, are made by ‘private actors’ – which include households, producers and businesses. These groups try to manage their exposure to … read more »


Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on ‘Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change’

Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on ‘Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change’

a briefing note by Bob Ward 9 days ago

This submission to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry on ‘Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change’ focuses on the importance of communicating with the public to raise awareness of the increasing incidence of heatwaves. read more »


Letter to Professor Pörtner and Professor Roberts (Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group II)

Letter to Professor Pörtner and Professor Roberts (Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group II)

a briefing note by Thomas Stoerk, Gernot Wagner, Bob Ward 18 days ago

Letter to the Co-Chairs of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which draws their attention to a new paper, to be published in the journal ‘Review … read more »


Investing in a just transition: Why investors need to integrate a social dimension into their climate strategies and how they could take action

a policy paper by Nick Robins, Vonda Brunsting, David Wood 21 days ago

This discussion paper explores why investors should contribute to the ‘just transition’ as the world’s economy decarbonises, and how they can do so. It is the first output of the … read more »


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What types of energy does China finance with its development aid?

What types of energy does China finance with its development aid?

a commentary by Isabella Neuweg about 22 hours ago

China has been steadily intensifying its economic and strategic relations with developing countries in recent years. Through deepening trade ties, large-scale infrastructure financing and its ambitious vision to create ‘seamless … read more »


Pursue twin goals of adaptation and development in semi-arid regions

Pursue twin goals of adaptation and development in semi-arid regions

Policymakers must pursue both climate adaptation and development if they are to support the poorest in semi-arid regions say Florence Crick, Kate Gannon an Estelle Rouhaud. read more »


Another failure to tackle fake news about climate change

Another failure to tackle fake news about climate change

a commentary by Bob Ward 8 days ago

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has today demonstrated again that it is unwilling to take action against fake news about climate change that appears in its member newspapers. It … read more »


The mythical peril of divesting from fossil fuels

The mythical peril of divesting from fossil fuels

Commentary 8 days ago

Published as part of our Sustainable Finance Leadership Series By Jeremy Grantham, Co-Founder, Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment I have met more investment committees than I care … read more »


The Times, Fox News and Breitbart still promoting fake news about climate change

a commentary by Bob Ward 15 days ago

The Times, Fox News and Breitbart have still not admitted that a story about climate change on their websites is fake news, nine months after it an official ruling that … read more »


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