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Soutenir l’adaptation aux changements climatiques des acteurs privés en zones semi-arides dans les pays en développement

Soutenir l’adaptation aux changements climatiques des acteurs privés en zones semi-arides dans les pays en développement

This is the French translation of the PRISE [PRESA] policy brief ‘Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries’, published in June 2018. read more »


The economic reasons to act on climate change, and to act immediately

The economic reasons to act on climate change, and to act immediately

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern  6 July, 2018

This Policy Insight is the text to accompany a presentation delivered by Lord Stern at the Vatican on 5 July 2018 at the International Conference on the Third Anniversary of Laudato Si’: Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth. read more »


Submission to the inquiry on ‘The future of the oil and gas industry’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Scottish Affairs

Submission to the inquiry on ‘The future of the oil and gas industry’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Scottish Affairs

a briefing note by Bob Ward, Maria Carvalho  3 July, 2018

This submission to the Scottish Affairs Committee focuses on the implications for the oil and gas industry in the UK, including Scotland, of the transition to low-carbon economic growth. It calls for the Government’s Industrial Strategy to reconcile its ambitions for the sector with the ‘Clean Growth’ Grand Challenge. read more »


Climate information needs in Southern Africa: a review

Climate information needs in Southern Africa: a review

a working paper by Daleen Lötter, Claire Davis, Emma Archer van Garderen, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Mark Tadross, Willem Landman, Sabine Stuart-Hill, Graham Jewitt  2 July, 2018

There are currently challenges to generating climate services relating both to the supply of climate science and its application. This paper from the UMFULA project reviews the current availability of climate information in Southern Africa and assesses the requirements of a variety of end users in the region, highlighting the importance of creating user-tailored climate services. read more »


Are seawalls correlated with lower property values in California?

Are seawalls correlated with lower property values in California?

a working paper by Arlan Brucal, Qingran Li, John Lynham  2 July, 2018

As sea levels rise with climate change there is pressure to protect the coast but while individual properties may benefit from seawalls, neighbouring properties may experience negative effects due, for example, to accelerated beach loss. This paper investigates the impacts of seawalls on property values in San Diego and Santa Cruz. read more »


Public economics as if time matters: Climate change and the dynamics of policy

Public economics as if time matters: Climate change and the dynamics of policy

a research article by Nicholas Stern  28 June, 2018

Tony Atkinson played a crucial role in shaping modern public economics, but throughout his life challenged whether we were making the right assumptions and were building models which captured … read more »


The best of centuries or the worst of centuries: Leadership, governance and cohesion in an interdependent world

The best of centuries or the worst of centuries: Leadership, governance and cohesion in an interdependent world

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern  21 June, 2018

The world has built a remarkable global agenda. Nicholas Stern explains the urgency of rising collectively to the challenges and describes how the necessary political will can be built to deliver the strong decisions we need, at sufficient pace. read more »


Towards Paris-compatible climate governance frameworks

Towards Paris-compatible climate governance frameworks

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova  21 June, 2018

This report seeks to draw upon the composite lessons learned at domestic and subnational levels and aims to respond to three fundamental questions facing policymakers and stakeholders at national and … read more »


The effects of home energy efficiency upgrades on social housing tenants: evidence from Ireland

The effects of home energy efficiency upgrades on social housing tenants: evidence from Ireland

a research article by Daire McCoy  16 June, 2018

This research examines some of the multiple benefits of a home energy efficiency upgrade programme for social housing tenants. read more »


Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries

National governments, with development partners, have an important role to play in supporting adaptation and climate-resilient development among private actors – households, producers and small businesses – in the semi-arid lands of developing countries, argues this brief, a final output from the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) project. read more »


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