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Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas: a case study from Kenya

Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas: a case study from Kenya

a working paper by Joanes Atela, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Florence Crick 3 days ago

This research suggests that female-led MSMEs in Narok, Kenya, may face both additional exposure to climate risk compared with men, and additional barriers to adapting to that risk. read more »


A global-level model of the potential impacts of climate change on child stunting via income and food price in 2030

A global-level model of the potential impacts of climate change on child stunting via income and food price in 2030

a research article by Mook Bangalore 23 days ago

Background In 2016, 23% of children (155 million) aged <5 were stunted. Global-level modeling has consistently found climate change impacts on food production are likely to impair progress on … read more »


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 research article by Greer Gosnell about 1 month ago

In a large-scale natural field experiment comprising 38,654 customers of a renewable energy supplier in the United Kingdom, we randomize environmental information and dissonance-inducing messaging to promote an active … read more »


Resilient, but from whose perspective? Like-for-like comparison of objective and subjective evaluations of resilience

Resilient, but from whose perspective? Like-for-like comparison of objective and subjective evaluations of resilience

a working paper by Lindsey Jones, Marco D'Errico about 1 month ago

Little has been known to date about how objective and subjective modes of evaluating resilience compare. This paper addresses this gap, introducing a new method of subjective evaluation through household surveys in Uganda. The findings are relevant to evaluation toolkit design. read more »


A risk-seeking future

A risk-seeking future

a research article by Greer Gosnell about 2 months ago

The 2014 IPCC Assessment expresses doubt that the global surface temperature increase will remain within the 2 °C target without deploying risky carbon-capturing or solar radiation-deflecting technologies. New behavioural research … read more »


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Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on International Development on: UK aid for combating climate change

a briefing note by Patrick Curran 2 days ago

This written evidence responds to four questions set by the UK House of Commons Select Committee on International Development inquiry into ‘UK aid for combating climate change’. read more »


The role of independent bodies in climate governance: the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

The role of independent bodies in climate governance: the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Sam Fankhauser, Jared J. Finnegan 19 days ago

10 years on from its establishment, this report assesses the role of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in shaping UK climate policy, drawing out lessons for international and domestic policymakers. read more »


The role and influence of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

The role and influence of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

a briefing note by Alina Averchenkova, Sam Fankhauser, Jared J. Finnegan 19 days ago

This policy brief provides a summary assessment of the role of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in shaping UK climate policy. read more »


Consultation response: Environmental principles and governance after EU exit

a briefing note by Alyssa Gilbert, Maria Carvalho about 1 month ago

This submission was made to Defra’s consultation on environmental principles and governance after the UK leaves the European Union. read more »


Climate risks to hydropower supply in eastern and southern Africa

Climate risks to hydropower supply in eastern and southern Africa

a briefing note by Declan Conway, Patrick Curran, Kate Elizabeth Gannon about 2 months ago

With substantial new hydropower generation planned for eastern and southern Africa, how can risks from rainfall variations and climate change be overcome to ensure reliable supply and socioeconomic development? This brief analyses the challenges and provides recommendations to policymakers, the energy sector and development partners. read more »


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What does the UK need to do to make a realistic attempt at ‘net-zero’?

a commentary by Sam Fankhauser 3 days ago

The Government is seeking advice on how the UK can achieve ‘net-zero’ emissions from across the economy. But why is net-zero on the table and what would it take to achieve it? read more »


A crisis of confidence at the Green Climate Fund?

A crisis of confidence at the Green Climate Fund?

a commentary by Marian Feist 4 days ago

In the lead-up to the next board meeting of the Green Climate Fund, this commentary reflects on some of the underlying shifts within the Fund and its environment. read more »


Comment by Nicholas Stern on the winners of the Nobel Prize for economics

Comment by Nicholas Stern on the winners of the Nobel Prize for economics

Press release 11 days ago

Commenting on announcement today (Monday 8 October) of the winners of The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018, Nicholas Stern, I.G. Patel Professor of … read more »


Comment on new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Comment on new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Press release 11 days ago

Commenting on the publication today (8 October 2018) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the ‘Global Warming of 1.5 °C’, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the … read more »


The IPCC global warming report spares politicians the worst details

The IPCC global warming report spares politicians the worst details

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 11 days ago

The Guardian, 8 October


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