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Valuing predictability

Valuing predictability

a working paper by Antony Millner, Daniel Heyen yesterday

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 »


Historical Energy Price Shocks and their Changing Effects on the Economy

Historical Energy Price Shocks and their Changing Effects on the Economy

a research article by Dirk-Jan van de Ven, Roger Fouquet 5 days ago

The purpose of this paper is to identify the changes in the impact of energy shocks on economic activity – with an interest in assessing if an economy’s vulnerability and … 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 15 days ago

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


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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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2016 breaks record for hottest year ever

2016 breaks record for hottest year ever

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 2 days ago

The Independent, 18 January 2017


World leaders cannot afford to ignore new record for global warming

Press release 2 days ago

Commenting on the publication today by NASA and NOAA of measurements of the annual global mean surface temperature in 2016, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research … read more »


2016 hottest year ever recorded – and scientists say human activity to blame

2016 hottest year ever recorded – and scientists say human activity to blame

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 2 days ago

The Guardian, 18 January 2017


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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