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From advocacy to action: Projecting the health impacts of climate change

From advocacy to action: Projecting the health impacts of climate change

a research article by Declan Conway 18 days ago

Mitigating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions has many health co-benefits and is a top public health priority. Policies to limit emissions are associated with improvements across a wide … read more »


Climate information needs in Southern Africa: a review

Climate information needs in Southern Africa: a review

a working paper by Daleen Lötter, Claire Davis, Emma Archer van Garderen, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Mark Tadross, Willem Landman, Sabine Stuart-Hill, Graham Jewitt about 2 months ago

There are currently challenges to generating climate services relating both to the supply of climate science and its application. This paper from the UMFULA project reviews the current availability of climate information in Southern Africa and assesses the requirements of a variety of end users in the region, highlighting the importance of creating user-tailored climate services. read more »


Are seawalls correlated with lower property values in California?

Are seawalls correlated with lower property values in California?

a working paper by Arlan Brucal, Qingran Li, John Lynham about 2 months ago

As sea levels rise with climate change there is pressure to protect the coast but while individual properties may benefit from seawalls, neighbouring properties may experience negative effects due, for example, to accelerated beach loss. This paper investigates the impacts of seawalls on property values in San Diego and Santa Cruz. read more »


Public economics as if time matters: Climate change and the dynamics of policy

Public economics as if time matters: Climate change and the dynamics of policy

a research article by Nicholas Stern about 2 months ago

Tony Atkinson played a crucial role in shaping modern public economics, but throughout his life challenged whether we were making the right assumptions and were building models which captured … read more »


The effects of home energy efficiency upgrades on social housing tenants: evidence from Ireland

The effects of home energy efficiency upgrades on social housing tenants: evidence from Ireland

a research article by Daire McCoy about 2 months ago

This research examines some of the multiple benefits of a home energy efficiency upgrade programme for social housing tenants. read more »


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Policy coherence for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

Policy coherence for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

Coherent, cross-sectoral approaches to policy development are essential to meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on research from southern Africa, this brief makes recommendations for improving coherence, which is currently partial to weak across the region. read more »


Barriers to linking carbon markets in Northeast Asia

Barriers to linking carbon markets in Northeast Asia

a policy report by Baran Doda 18 days ago

Chapter in the Carbon Market Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Assessing Challenges and Overcoming Barriers compendium report. Published by the Asia Society Policy Institute. External link to publisher Abstract Linking carbon … read more »


Soutenir l’adaptation aux changements climatiques des acteurs privés en zones semi-arides dans les pays en développement

Soutenir l’adaptation aux changements climatiques des acteurs privés en zones semi-arides dans les pays en développement

This is the French translation of the PRISE [PRESA] policy brief ‘Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries’, published in June 2018. read more »


The economic reasons to act on climate change, and to act immediately

The economic reasons to act on climate change, and to act immediately

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern about 1 month ago

This Policy Insight is the text to accompany a presentation delivered by Lord Stern at the Vatican on 5 July 2018 at the International Conference on the Third Anniversary of Laudato Si’: Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth. read more »


Submission to the inquiry on ‘The future of the oil and gas industry’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Scottish Affairs

Submission to the inquiry on ‘The future of the oil and gas industry’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Scottish Affairs

a briefing note by Bob Ward, Maria Carvalho about 2 months ago

This submission to the Scottish Affairs Committee focuses on the implications for the oil and gas industry in the UK, including Scotland, of the transition to low-carbon economic growth. It calls for the Government’s Industrial Strategy to reconcile its ambitions for the sector with the ‘Clean Growth’ Grand Challenge. read more »


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Planning regulations overlook heat – so developers build death traps

Planning regulations overlook heat – so developers build death traps

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 3 days ago

Heat deaths are preventable. No more excuses: we need better regulation and guidance to stop unsafe housing being built, says Bob Ward. read more »


British Prime Minister responds to letter about President Trump

British Prime Minister responds to letter about President Trump

a commentary by Bob Ward 5 days ago

On 6 July, 135 members of the climate change research community in the UK wrote to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, ahead of the visit of Donald Trump, the President … read more »


Estimating deaths from heatwaves

a commentary by Bob Ward 8 days ago

On 26 July, ‘The Guardian’ published an article by its excellent environment editor, Damian Carrington, on a newly published report on heatwaves by the House of Commons Environment Audit Committee. … read more »


The just transition: the emerging agenda for Europe’s investors

a commentary by Nick Robins, William Irwin 9 days ago

2018 is turning out to be the year of the “just transition”. In December, the UN’s annual climate conference, COP24, will be held in Katowice in the heart of Silesia’s … read more »


We need to build homes that can withstand heatwaves

We need to build homes that can withstand heatwaves

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 11 days ago

Evening Standard, 7 August 2018


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