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Inequality aversion and the environment

Inequality aversion and the environment

a working paper by Frank Venmans, Ben Groom  18 November, 2019

In this paper the authors provide experimental evidence to illustrate that aversion to environmental inequality is as pronounced as aversion to income inequality and varies across different types of environmental quality. read more »


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Understanding decisions and disasters: A retrospective analysis of Hurricane Sandy’s ‘focusing power’ on climate change adaptation policy in New York City

a working paper by Samantha McCraine, Swenja Surminski  18 November, 2019

Disasters such as hurricanes can open a window of opportunity when these act as ‘focusing events’ on the policy agenda. This paper explores the ‘focusing power’ of Hurricane Sandy in the context of New York City during 2012 and beyond. read more »


Submission to call for evidence: Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity

a policy publication by Alexandra Pinzón, Simon Dikau, Nick Robins  13 November, 2019

This paper was submitted to the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity – Call for Evidence, an independent global review to assess the economic value of biodiversity and to identify actions that will enhance biodiversity and deliver economic prosperity. read more »


Integrating social protection and climate change adaptation: A review

a research article by Janna Tenzing  11 November, 2019

Policymakers are increasingly interested in how social protection is evolving in the context of climate change. This review assesses what the literature tells us about its role in facilitating adaptation … read more »


Financing climate change and sustainable growth

Financing climate change and sustainable growth

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern  7 November, 2019

Presentation given by Nicholas Stern at the Pledging Conference for GCF’s First Replenishment 24–25 October 2019. In the presentation Professor Lord Nicholas Stern outlines how well designed sustainable  infrastructure can be pro growth, pro poor, and pro climate. read more »


Adding fuel to fire? Social spillovers in the adoption of LPG in India

a research article by Suchita Srinivasan, Stefano Carattini  29 October, 2019

This paper focuses on the Indian context and investigates, over a relatively long time-frame, whether social spillover effects might have played a role in a household’s decision to use LPG, and how these effects varied across different sub-populations. read more »


Submission to the Environment Agency’s consultation on the Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski, Viktor Roezer, Sara Mehryar, Rebecca Byrnes, Bob Ward, Josh Burke  17 October, 2019

This submission was made to the Environment Agency’s consultation on its draft strategy for flood and coastal risk management in England, and draws on the Grantham Research Institute’s work and expertise over many years in this area. read more »


Addressing the impacts of climate change through an effective Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage

Addressing the impacts of climate change through an effective Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage

a policy publication by Rebecca Byrnes, Swenja Surminski  16 October, 2019

This paper is a submission to the second review of the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) on Loss and Damage under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will take place at COP25 in December. The submission looks at the Loss and Damage policy debate, how it relates to other international frameworks and efforts in the areas of mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development, and identifies how the WIM can be most effective. read more »


Banking the just transition in the UK

Banking the just transition in the UK

a policy publication by Nick Robins, Sophia Tickell, William Irwin  14 October, 2019

This policy insight looks at looks at the contribution the banking sector can make to ensuring that a just transition happens in the UK, under the Government’s commitment to a net-zero-carbon economy by 2050. read more »


Submission to Call for Evidence on Flooding and Coastal Erosion by Defra

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski, Viktor Roezer, Sara Mehryar, Rebecca Byrnes  9 October, 2019

This paper summarises the Institute’s submission to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ call for evidence on policy direction to prepare the UK for flooding and coastal erosion, drawing on a decade of work by the Grantham Research Institute with the insurance industry and policymakers addressing issues around climate change and adaptation. read more »