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Valuing predictability

Valuing predictability

a working paper by Antony Millner, Daniel Heyen about 11 hours ago

How important is it to be able to predict the distant future? The authors of this paper study this question in a model of an agent who operates in a … read more »


Cooperation in the climate commons

Cooperation in the climate commons

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Simon Levin, Alessandro Tavoni 2 days ago

This paper surveys the existing empirical evidence on the scope for cooperation in the climate commons and on the effectiveness of possible interventions to spur it. Given the global public … read more »


Characterising half a degree difference: a review of methods for identifying regional climate responses to global warming targets

Characterising half a degree difference: a review of methods for identifying regional climate responses to global warming targets

a research article by Declan Conway 9 days ago

James, Rachel, Washington, Richard, Schleussner, Carl-Friedrich, Rogelj, Joeri and Conway, Declan (2017) Characterising half a degree difference: a review of methods for identifying regional climate responses to global warming targets. … read more »


Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Bangladesh and Pakistan

Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Bangladesh and Pakistan

a research article by Shaikh Eskander, Samuel Fankhauser, Shikha Jha 14 days ago

Shaikh M.S.U. Eskander, Samuel Fankhauser, and Shikha Jha ADB Economics Working Paper Series, December 2016


Effectiveness, earmarking and labeling: testing the acceptability of carbon taxes with survey data

Effectiveness, earmarking and labeling: testing the acceptability of carbon taxes with survey data

a research article by Andrea Baranzini, Stefano Carattini 19 days ago

This paper analyzes the drivers of carbon taxes acceptability with survey data and a randomized labeling treatment. Based on a sample of more than 300 individuals, it assesses the … read more »


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Assessing the consistency of national mitigation actions in the G20 with the Paris Agreement

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Sini Matikainen about 2 months ago

This study uses the ‘Paris consistency monitor’ to assess whether the past and present action by G20 countries on climate mitigation is consistent with meeting the key requirements of the Paris Agreement. read more »


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Climate policy in China, the European Union and the United States: main drivers and prospects for the future

This report assesses the domestic constraints and opportunities for the development of climate policy in China, the EU and the US. read more »


Science for Loss and Damage: Four research contributions to the debate

Science for Loss and Damage: Four research contributions to the debate

a policy paper by Swenja Surminski about 2 months ago

The Loss and Damage Network is a network of scientists and practitioners informing the loss and damage debate and includes members from about 20 institutions. This summary paper, written on … read more »


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The Global Climate Legislation Study – 2016 update

The Climate Legislation Study covers over 850 national laws and policies directly related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. This update covers major new executive acts and laws passed during 2016 and gives a brief overview of current trends in climate legislation. read more »


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Should we tax or trade carbon?

a policy report by Samuel Fankhauser about 3 months ago

Published in: Bridging the Ambition Gap:  The Rise, Reach and Power of Carbon Markets. 13th Edition of Greenhouse Gas Market Report. 2016. External link to publisher


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British scientists to Theresa May: Urge Trump to support climate research

British scientists to Theresa May: Urge Trump to support climate research

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 4 days ago

Washington Post, 16 January 2017



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A letter to the British Prime Minister from 100 members of the climate change research community

a commentary by Bob Ward 4 days ago

A letter from 100 members of the climate change research community in the UK has been sent to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to highlight potential threats and opportunities from … read more »


Two cheers for Swansea’s tidal lagoon

Two cheers for Swansea’s tidal lagoon

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 5 days ago

The Guardian, 15 January 2o16


Muddled and inflated figures about power decarbonisation

Muddled and inflated figures about power decarbonisation

a commentary by Bob Ward 30 days ago

It is vitally important that the public debate about the UK’s options for managing the risks of climate change is based on reliable and authoritative information about the costs. Unfortunately, … read more »


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