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Be who you ought or be who you are? Environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

Be who you ought or be who you are? Environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

a working paper by Greer Gosnell yesterday

This paper explores the potential for environmental information and dissonance-inducing messaging to encourage resourceful behaviour, following a study of customers of a renewable energy provider in the UK. It uses … read more »


Mortality inequality, temperature and public health provision: evidence from Mexico

Mortality inequality, temperature and public health provision: evidence from Mexico

a working paper by François Cohen, Antoine Dechezleprêtre 8 days ago

In this paper the authors examine the heterogeneous impact of temperature shocks on mortality across income groups in Mexico using individual death records (1998–2010) and Census data. read more »


Ambiguity and Insurance: Capital Requirements and Premiums

Ambiguity and Insurance: Capital Requirements and Premiums

a research article by Simon Dietz, Oliver Walker 14 days ago

Many insurance contracts are contingent on events such as hurricanes, terrorist attacks, or political upheavals, whose probabilities are ambiguous. This article offers a theory to underpin the large body … read more »


Climate negotiators’ and scientists’ assessments of the climate negotiations

a research article by Astrid Dannenberg, Sonja Zitzelsberger, Alessandro Tavoni 14 days ago

Paper analyses the perceived success of the climate negotiations in a sample of 656 experts involved in international climate policy. read more »


A bargaining experiment on heterogeneity and side deals in climate negotiations

A bargaining experiment on heterogeneity and side deals in climate negotiations

a research article by Greer Gosnell, Alessandro Tavoni 18 days ago

The recent global climate change agreement in Paris leaves a wide gap between pledged and requisite emissions reductions in keeping with the commonly accepted 2 °C target. A recent strand of … read more »


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Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2017 update

This report summarises key trends in climate change legislation and litigation. It is the sixth stock-take in a series of global Climate Legislation Studies that dates back to 2010. read more »


Fit for the future – The reform of flood insurance in Ireland: resolving the data controversy and supporting climate change adaptation

Fit for the future – The reform of flood insurance in Ireland: resolving the data controversy and supporting climate change adaptation

a policy paper by Swenja Surminski 15 days ago

This paper provides suggestions to inform the current debates about flood insurance and climate adaptation in Ireland, proposing a radical shift away from the current approach to collecting and sharing flood risk data. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’

Consultation response: ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’

This paper was submitted in response to the UK Government’s industrial strategy green paper: ‘Building our industrial strategy‘.


UK export opportunities in the low-carbon economy

a policy report by Maria Carvalho, Samuel Fankhauser 29 days ago

This policy brief outlines the opportunities and threats to trade in low-carbon goods and services in the UK. read more »


Financing low-carbon growth and innovation in the UK Industrial Strategy

a policy report by Sini Matikainen 29 days ago

This policy brief outlines how the public sector can crowd in private finance to support low-carbon growth and innovation in the UK government’s Industrial Strategy. read more »


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Environment researchers gagged during General Election

Environment researchers gagged during General Election

a commentary by Bob Ward about 22 hours ago

Environment researchers at UK universities are being wrongly gagged during the General Election campaign because of inconsistent and over-zealous applications of ‘purdah’, which began at midnight on 21 April. The … read more »


Appeal to self-image to promote paperless billing among green energy customers, study finds

Appeal to self-image to promote paperless billing among green energy customers, study finds

Press release yesterday

Customers who are asked to sign up to paperless billing for renewable energy respond better to reinforcements of their own ‘green’ self-image than to imagery or written information about environmental … read more »


Grantham Research Fellow runs negotiation workshop for COP23 Presidency of Fiji 

Grantham Research Fellow runs negotiation workshop for COP23 Presidency of Fiji 

an announcement featuring Kai Monheim 4 days ago

Grantham Research Institute Research Fellow and Director of the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations, Kai Monheim, is running a high profile workshop in Bonn to support Fiji’s presidency of the UN … read more »


‘Alternative facts’ undermine polemic against the Paris Agreement

a commentary by Bob Ward 12 days ago

Matt Ridley in his column in ‘The Times’ has used a set of ‘alternative facts’ to urge President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change says Bob Ward in this commentary article. read more »


What can we expect from French President Macron on climate change?

a commentary by Estelle Rouhaud 12 days ago

Will the new French president, Emmanuel Macron, be indifferent or ambitious when it comes to action on climate change asks Estelle Rouhaud in this commentary article.
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