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Geography, institutions and development: a review of the long-run impacts of climate change

a research article by David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe, Tom McDermott  20 May, 2016

The links among climate change, economic growth and economic development have gained increasing attention over recent years in both the academic and policy literature. However, most of the existing literature … read more »


Tipping points and loss aversion in international environmental agreements

Tipping points and loss aversion in international environmental agreements

a working paper by Doruk İriş, Alessandro Tavoni  20 May, 2016

We study the impact of loss-aversion and the threat of catastrophic damages, which we jointly call threshold concerns, on international environmental agreements. We aim to understand whether a threshold for … read more »


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Tipping and reference points in climate change games

a working paper by Alessandro Tavoni, Doruk İriş  20 May, 2016

We live in a world characterized by discontinuities, where thresholds for abrupt and irreversible change are omnipresent, both in economic and ecological dynamics. Such thresholds, often referred to as tipping … read more »


Multinational and large national corporations and climate adaptation: are we asking the right questions? A review of current knowledge and a new research perspective

Multinational and large national corporations and climate adaptation: are we asking the right questions? A review of current knowledge and a new research perspective

Adapting to climate change requires the engagement of all actors in society. Until recently, the predominant research focus has been on governments, communities, and the third sector as key actors … read more »


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Demand for offsetting and insetting in the EU Emissions Trading System

a working paper by Misato Sato, Marta Ciszawska, Tim Laing  18 May, 2016

International carbon offsetting can help reduce compliance costs in emissions trading schemes and at the same time support carbon mitigation projects in developing countries. A surprising observation from the European … read more »


Crop-specific seasonal estimates of irrigation-water demand in South Asia

Crop-specific seasonal estimates of irrigation-water demand in South Asia

a research article by Christian Siderius  17 May, 2016

Biemans, H., Siderius, C., Mishra, A., and Ahmad, B. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1971-1982, doi:10.5194/hess-20-1971-2016, 2016.


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The role of rainfed agriculture in securing food production in the Nile Basin

a research article by Christian Siderius  13 May, 2016

Siderius, C., Van Walsum, P.E.V., Roest, C.W.J., Smit, A.A.M.F.R., Hellegers, P.J.G.J., Kabat, P. and Van Ierland, E.C. (2016) The role of rainfed agriculture in securing food production in the Nile … read more »


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Adaptation to natural disasters through the agricultural land rental market: evidence from Bangladesh

a working paper by Shaikh Eskander, Edward barbier  12 May, 2016

We examine the effects of natural disaster exposure on agricultural households who simultaneously make rent-in and rent-out decisions in the land rental market. Our econometric approach accounts for the effects … read more »


UK climate change policy: how does it affect competitiveness?

UK climate change policy: how does it affect competitiveness?

Samuela Bassi  10 May, 2016

Presentation given at the UK All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group in London on 10 May 2016. read more »


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UK climate change policy: how does it affect competitiveness?

a policy report by Samuela Bassi, Chris Duffy  10 May, 2016

The Committee on Climate Change has recommended that setting a target to reduce UK emissions of greenhouse gases to an average of 57 per cent below their 1990 … read more »


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