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Luring others into climate action: coalition formation games with threshold and spillover effects

a research article by Valentina Bosetti, Melanie Heugues, Alessandro Tavoni 8 days ago

We explore the prospects of cooperation in a threshold public bad game. The experiment’s setup allows us to investigate the issue of effort coordination between signatories and non-signatories to … read more »


Social discounting: the SOC/STP divide

Social discounting: the SOC/STP divide

a working paper by Michael Spackman 15 days ago

More than 50 years of social discounting literature have not delivered satisfactory academic guidance to government practitioners. Users of the social opportunity cost (SOC) paradigm do not always appreciate that … read more »


Using Adaptation Insurance to Incentivize Climate-change Mitigation

Using Adaptation Insurance to Incentivize Climate-change Mitigation

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni 15 days ago

Effective responses to climate change may demand a radical shift in human lifestyles away from self-interest for material gain, towards self-restraint for the public good. The challenge then lies … read more »


Resilience in the global food system

Resilience in the global food system

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni 16 days ago

Ensuring food security requires food production and distribution systems function throughout disruptions. Understanding the factors that contribute to the global food system’s ability to respond and adapt to such … read more »


Tenure security, human capital and soil conservation in an overlapping generation rural economy

Tenure security, human capital and soil conservation in an overlapping generation rural economy

a research article by Shaikh Eskander, Edward barbier 19 days ago

We develop an overlapping generation model of rural agricultural households to examine whether tenure security and subsistence needs influence the choice between unexploited topsoil and investment in children’s human … read more »


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Submission to inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on ‘Leaving the EU: negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy’

Submission to inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on ‘Leaving the EU: negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy’

a policy paper by Bob Ward, Maria Carvalho about 1 month ago

This submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee’s inquiry on Leaving the EU looks at which aspects of EU policy should be retained and the potential impact of Brexit on Paris Agreement pledges. read more »


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

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Sini Matikainen about 3 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 »


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 3 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 »


The Global Climate Legislation Study – 2016 update

a policy report by Michal Nachmany, Samuel Fankhauser about 3 months ago

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 the UK stay or should it go? The consequences of a divorce with the EU ETS

Should the UK stay or should it go? The consequences of a divorce with the EU ETS

a commentary by Baran Doda, Luca Taschini, Victoria Druce 11 days ago

As the UK prepares for Brexit, its future participation in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has yet to be decided. Ian Duncan, Conservative MEP for Scotland and … read more »


UK needs free trade with the European Union in low-carbon technologies

a commentary by Maria Carvalho, Damien Dussaux 17 days ago

The cost of climate change mitigation in the UK will increase without a free trade agreement in low-carbon equipment with the European Union say Maria Carvalho and Damien Dussaux in this commentary article. read more »


Fake news and alternative facts in The Times

a commentary by Bob Ward 18 days ago

Letter from Bob Ward, Director of Policy and Communications, to The Times in regard to allegations of serious misconduct by climate researchers that were made by Matt Ridley in the newspaper.
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More fake news in ‘The Mail on Sunday’

a commentary by Bob Ward 20 days ago

An attack by the ‘The Mail on Sunday’ on the accuracy and integrity of a recent paper on global warming is based on inaccurate and misleading claims says Bob Ward in this commentary. read more »


Trump’s ‘job killing’ regulations? Buzzwords that will sting Trump voters

Trump’s ‘job killing’ regulations? Buzzwords that will sting Trump voters

a mention in the media for Antoine Dechezleprêtre 22 days ago

3rd February 2017, The Hill


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