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How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

a research article by Florence Crick, Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Mamadou Diop  13 April, 2018

This paper investigates to what extent and how micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries are adapting to climate risks. 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 »


Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

a research article by Matthew I. England, Andrew J. Dougill, Lindsay C. Stringer, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Felix K. Kalaba, David Mkwambisi, Emilinah Namaganda, Stavros Afionis  9 April, 2018

Using the cases of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, this paper investigates the extent of coherence in national policies across the water and agriculture sectors and to climate change adaptation goals outlined in national development plans. read more »


Credible implementation of the Paris Agreement: Input to the Talanoa Dialogue

Credible implementation of the Paris Agreement: Input to the Talanoa Dialogue

a briefing note by Alina Averchenkova, Samuela Bassi, Joana Setzer  5 April, 2018

This submission to the Talanoa Dialogue covers themes of climate legislation, institutions and governance, and the credibility of climate change commitments. read more »


10 years of the UK Climate Change Act – Summary

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act – Summary

a briefing note by Sam Fankhauser, Alina Averchenkova, Jared J. Finnegan  5 April, 2018

This policy brief is a condensed version of our report on the Climate Change Act, summarising lessons for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »


10 years of the UK Climate Change Act

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act

a policy report by Sam Fankhauser, Alina Averchenkova, Jared J. Finnegan  30 March, 2018

This report summarises lessons from the Climate Change Act, for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »


Trust and CO2 emissions: Cooperation on a global scale

Trust and CO2 emissions: Cooperation on a global scale

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Ara Jo  23 March, 2018

This paper finds that the culture of cooperation sustained by trust within a country positively affects international cooperative behaviour, showing that an increase in trust between citizens results in larger cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. read more »


Is taxing waste a waste of time? Evidence from a Supreme Court decision

a research article by Stefano Carattini  19 March, 2018

Environmental taxes are often underexploited. This paper analyses the effectiveness of a garbage tax, assessing its effects on multiple outcomes as well as its acceptability. We study how a Supreme … read more »


Carbon offsets out of the woods? Acceptability of domestic vs. international reforestation programmes in the lab

Carbon offsets out of the woods? Acceptability of domestic vs. international reforestation programmes in the lab

a research article by Andrea Baranzini, Nicolas Borzykowski, Stefano Carattini  15 March, 2018

Following the entry into force of the Paris Agreement in November 2016, governments around the world are now expected to turn their nationally determined contributions into concrete climate policies. Given … read more »


Linking permit markets multilaterally

a working paper by Baran Doda, Simon Quemin, Luca Taschini  13 March, 2018

This paper develops a novel theoretical tool with which a jurisdiction can evaluate the economic gains it can expect to obtain by linking its emissions trading system (ETS) to one, two or many ETSs at the same time. read more »


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