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Climate change mitigation as catastrophic risk management

a research article by Simon Dietz 5 days ago

Since Nicholas Stern published his influential ‘Review on the Economics of Climate Change’ for the British government in 2006, economists have become increasingly interested in how the value of climate policy, especially the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at the global level, depends on risk and uncertainty. New lines of research make the case that mitigating climate change is above all an exercise in catastrophic risk management. read more »


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Flood insurance in England – An assessment of the current and newly proposed insurance scheme in the context of rising flood risk

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Jillian Eldridge 5 days ago

By applying our analytical framework we find an absence of formal incentive mechanisms for risk reduction in the existing and proposed Flood Re scheme. We identify the barriers for applying insurance to risk reduction and point to some possible modifications in the Flood Re proposal to deliver a greater link between risk transfer and risk reduction. read more »


Taking an organisational approach to private sector adaptation – the case of Tata Teleservices in India

Taking an organisational approach to private sector adaptation – the case of Tata Teleservices in India

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Jennifer Steeves 18 days ago

A growing paradigm of ‘engaging the private sector’ is noticeable in all areas of climate risk management and adaptation. However, there is limited empirical investigation into what action companies are … read more »


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Why is geoengineering so tempting?

a working paper by Baran Doda about 1 month ago

Geoengineering can be defined as the technologies that aim to deliberately alter geophysical mechanisms in order to alleviate the impacts of climate change. It has received increasing attention by economists … read more »


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FP7 Entracte project

a research article by Luca Taschini about 2 months ago

The second ENTRACTE newsletter reflects the contribution of the GRI/LSE research project for a functioning climate policy taking into account a careful design. It gives an overview about recent research … read more »


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Innovation, risk and government: perspectives and principles from the social sciences

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern, Fergus Green, Rodney Boyd, Reuben Finighan 4 days ago

The interplay between innovation and risk, and the social interactions between public and private sectors, are critical in fostering innovation and determining its effectiveness. read more »


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The impacts of environmental regulations on competitiveness

a policy report by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Misato Sato 9 days ago

Report shows that environmental regulations have only a a marginal impact on competiviveness and that the benefits often outweigh the costs read more »


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“This time is different”: The prospects for an effective climate agreement in Paris 2015

a policy paper by Fergus Green 24 days ago

The international climate change conference in Paris at the end of 2015 presents an important opportunity for governments to negotiate a new international climate agreement. A question of central importance to negotiators and observers is: what kind of policy architecture — what policy, legal and institutional structure — is likely to be most effective in generating sufficient emissions reductions read more »


Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change on ‘Linking Emissions Trading Systems’

Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change on ‘Linking Emissions Trading Systems’

a policy paper by Luca Taschini about 1 month ago

Paper looks at what are the main challenges to linking emissions trading systems and what are the consequences of failing to address them adequately. read more »


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Steel Report: Carbon Control Post 2020 in Energy Intensive Industries

a policy paper by Misato Sato about 1 month ago

Study demonstrates how a portfolio of low-carbon opportunities exists which can modernize the steel industry and achieve climate benefits at the same time. The study concludes that the European steel industry has to be highly energy-efficient and innovative to secure its future and that low-carbon transformation offers such a perspective. read more »


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The US-China Climate Deal

The US-China Climate Deal

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 2 days ago

Television interview. read more »


Rich countries pledge $9.3bn to help poorer nations cope with climate change

Rich countries pledge $9.3bn to help poorer nations cope with climate change

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 3 days ago

Green Climate Fund pledging conference in Berlin falls just short of $10bn target read more »


Why Britain’s Tories are Earth’s best friends

Why Britain’s Tories are Earth’s best friends

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 3 days ago

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott have taken different approaches to climate change read more »


Davey backs £720m climate fund move

Davey backs £720m climate fund move

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 3 days ago

Hartlepool Mail, 20 November


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Comment by Nicholas Stern on UK Government announcement of £720 million for the Green Climate Fund

3 days ago

Overseas aid for developing countries to make the transition to low-carbon economic development and growth helps to reduce poverty and to secure a cleaner and safer future for everyone, including the UK. read more »


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