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Pork barrel as a signaling tool: the case of US environmental policy

Pork barrel as a signaling tool: the case of US environmental policy

a working paper by Hélia Costa 3 days ago

Are environmental policies affected by the political cycle? This paper investigates if environmental spending is used as pork barrel with signaling purposes. It develops a two-period model of electoral competition … read more »

Seven reasons to use carbon pricing in climate policy

Seven reasons to use carbon pricing in climate policy

a working paper by Andrea Baranzini, Jeroen van den Bergh, Stefano Carattini, Richard Howarth, Emilio Padilla, Jordi Roca 3 days ago

The idea of a global carbon price has been a recurrent theme in debates on international climate policy. Discarded at the Conference of Parties (COP) of Copenhagen in 2009, it … read more »

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Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: an agent-based model approach

a working paper by Katie Jenkins, Swenja Surminski, Jim Hall, Florence Crick 6 days ago

Flooding is the costliest natural disaster worldwide. In the UK flooding is listed as a major risk on the National Risk Register with surface water flooding the most likely cause … read more »


Water resources transfers through southern African food trade: water efficiency and climate signals

a research article by Carole Dalin, Declan Conway 18 days ago

We combine global hydrological model simulations with international food trade data to quantify the water resources embedded in international food trade in southern Africa and with the rest of the world, from 1986–2011. read more »


Well-being dynamics and poverty traps

a working paper by Christopher Barrett, Teevrat Garg, Linden McBride 25 days ago

This paper reviews the theoretical and empirical evidence on single and multiple equilibria poverty traps at the macro, meso, and, especially, micro levels. read more »

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Beyond the targets: assessing the political credibility of pledges for the Paris Agreement

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Samuela Bassi 13 days ago

This report provides the results of an analysis of “intended nationally determined contributions”, or INDCs, that were submitted by countries ahead of the Paris Agreement on climate change. read more »

‘Green growth’ and the new Industrial Revolution

‘Green growth’ and the new Industrial Revolution

a policy report by Alex Bowen, Chris Duffy, Samuel Fankhauser 19 days ago

This policy brief summarises the main policy implications of a two-year research programme, sponsored by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), which aimed to contribute to the growing evidence base on green growth. read more »


Climate change policy, innovation and growth

a policy report by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Ralf Martin, Samuela Bassi 27 days ago

New clean technologies are urgently required to meet long-term global climate goals. Simulating the development of these technologies has become worldwide policy priority. This policy brief uses the … read more »


The competitiveness impact of a UK carbon price: what do the data say?

a policy paper by David Grover, Ganga Shreedhar, Dimitri Zenghelis about 1 month ago

This paper explores the potential impact of a uniform £20 per tonne carbon price on fuels and production costs across all 106 industries that comprise the UK economy. read more »


Letter to Congressman Lamar Smith in regard to the testimony given by Dr Bjorn Lomborg to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

a policy paper by Bob Ward about 2 months ago

Lettter from Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director of the Institute, raises concerns about “inaccurate and misleading claims” in the testimony submitted by Dr Bjorn Lomborg to the House of … read more »

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Surface water flooding set to increase sharply, putting the success of Flood Re into question

Press release 6 days ago

The Flood Re insurance scheme will fail to reduce flood risk and the number of London households eligible for the scheme could increase by up to 75% during its lifespan, … read more »


Unearthing toxic waste dumping in the Horn of Africa

an announcement featuring Caterina Gennaioli 9 days ago

In this seminar, Caterina Gennaioli uses extensive data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and GPS data to analyse the relationship between recently-built roads and the health status of households. read more »


A breakthrough in Paris

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis 9 days ago

The deal reached in Paris at the end of last year was a remarkable outcome. This is not because of the ambition associated with national pledges. These remain voluntary and … read more »


Fans of fossil fuels offer Africa an unfair choice

Commentary 10 days ago

A handful of campaigners who promote the use of fossil fuels are using newspaper articles to offer a deeply unfair choice to people living in the poorest countries of the … read more »

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Taking a risk on the weather

a mention in the media for Swenja Surminski 11 days ago

Swenja Surminski looks at how the insurance industry is having to adapt to cope with the challenges of possible climate change and highlights some of the problems it faces read more »

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