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Revisiting the link between cereal diversity and production in Ethiopia

Revisiting the link between cereal diversity and production in Ethiopia

a working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Ben Groom 4 days ago

A significant increase in agricultural productivity in Africa is crucial for successful economic development. This transformation will have to occur in a very challenging environment due to demographic pressures and … read more »


Adopt or innovate: Understanding technological responses to cap-and-trade

Adopt or innovate: Understanding technological responses to cap-and-trade

a working paper by Raphael Calel 9 days ago

This paper presents new evidence that the EU Emissions Trading System may have encouraged innovation rather than simply encouraging polluters to adopt existing abatement technologies. read more »


Geoengineering at the “Edge of the World”: Exploring perceptions of ocean fertilisation through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation

Geoengineering at the “Edge of the World”: Exploring perceptions of ocean fertilisation through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation

a research article by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Mike Hulme 12 days ago

The Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation’s (HSRC) 2012 ocean fertilisation experiment introduced a controversial geoengineering technology to the First Nations village of Old Massett on the islands of Haida Gwaii in … read more »


How normative interpretations of climate risk assessment affect local decision-making: an exploratory study at the city scale in Cork, Ireland

a research article by Tom McDermott, Swenja Surminski 27 days ago

This papers investigates the process of translating climate risk data into action for the city level. read more »


Assessing climate risks across different business sectors and industries: an investigation of methodological challenges at national scale for the UK

Assessing climate risks across different business sectors and industries: an investigation of methodological challenges at national scale for the UK

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Manuela Di Mauro, J. Alastair R. Baglee, Richenda K. Connell, Joel Hankinson, Anna R. Haworth, Bingunath Ingirige, David Proverbs 27 days ago

This research explores the methodological challenges for a national-scale assessment of climate risks through the lens of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (UKCCRA) process and compares the approaches adopted in the first and second UKCCRA (2011, 2016), while also reflecting on international experiences elsewhere. read more »


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Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2018 snapshot

a briefing note by Michal Nachmany, Joana Setzer 28 days ago

This brief summarises the most recent trends in climate change litigation and legislation, now with global coverage. read more »


China, the world and the next decade: better growth, better climate

a policy paper by Ehtisham Ahmad, Isabella Neuweg, Nicholas Stern about 1 month ago

This paper argues that China’s agenda of internal reform towards strong, clean and inclusive growth is heavily linked to its actions in its major trading partner countries, especially those associated with the Belt and Road Initiative. read more »


MSRI Brief: Subjective approaches to measuring resilience

a policy report by Abbie Clare about 1 month ago

Dr. Abbie Clare, Dr. Lira Sagynbekova and Mr. Akyl Rahmanberdi uluu April 2018 External link to publication


Micro, small and medium size enterprises, climate change risks and insurance: reflections on the use of insurance for climate adaptation

Micro, small and medium size enterprises, climate change risks and insurance: reflections on the use of insurance for climate adaptation

a policy report by Swenja Surminski, Joel Hankinson about 1 month ago

Surminski, S. and Hankinson, J. In: Schaer, C., Kuruppu, N. (eds) (2018) Private-sector action in adaptation: Perspectives on the role of micro, small and medium size enterprises. UNEP DTU Partnership, Copenhagen. External link … read more »


Supporting adaptation to climate change among businesses and households in semi-arid lands: an agenda for the Talanoa Dialogue

Supporting adaptation to climate change among businesses and households in semi-arid lands: an agenda for the Talanoa Dialogue

This briefing note submits learning to the Talanoa Dialogue process from PRISE on supporting private adaptation to climate change by households and businesses in semi-arid lands. read more »


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American climate change deniers all at sea

Commentary 3 days ago

American climate change deniers have been making demonstrably false claims about sea level rise says Bob Ward. read more »


How businesses in sub-Saharan Africa are adapting to climate change

How businesses in sub-Saharan Africa are adapting to climate change

a mention in the media for Florence Crick, Shaikh Eskander 4 days ago

Small firms that have faced repeated exposure to extreme climate events are more likely to develop adaptation responses, write Florence Crick and Shaikh Eskander read more »


Why is low-carbon investment dropping in the UK?

Why is low-carbon investment dropping in the UK?

a commentary by Sini Matikainen, Victoria Druce 11 days ago

A new report from the UK’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) warns of a ‘dramatic and worrying collapse’ in green investment in the UK, which is at a 10-year low. This … read more »


How many green jobs are there in the US?

How many green jobs are there in the US?

a commentary by Karlygash Kuralbayeva 18 days ago

According to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency there are 10.3 million renewable energy jobs globally  – a 5.3 % increase since 2017. The latest report on … read more »


The public supports UK climate leadership

a commentary by Sam Fankhauser 26 days ago

Sam Fankhauser reflects on public support for the UK’s political leadership on climate change. He goes on to consider the track record of the Conservative Party whilst in government over the past 8 years. read more »


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