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The road to Paris and beyond

The road to Paris and beyond

a policy paper by Rodney Boyd, Fergus Green, Nicholas Stern  31 August, 2015

Effective international cooperation can help the world develop along a 2°C pathway and adapt to the climatic changes already locked-in as a result of past and ongoing greenhouse gas … read more »


Climate negotiations, sustainable development and growth – speech

Climate negotiations, sustainable development and growth – speech

Nicholas Stern  26 August, 2015

Speech by Nicholas Stern at an event organised by the French government in Paris ahead of the climate change summit. read more »


Climate and southern Africa’s water–energy–food nexus

Climate and southern Africa’s water–energy–food nexus

a research article by Declan Conway, Carole Dalin  26 August, 2015

Nature Climate Change 5, 837–846 (2015) doi:10.1038/nclimate2735 Declan Conway, Emma Archer van Garderen, Delphine Deryng, Steve Dorling, Tobias Krueger, Willem Landman, Bruce Lankford, Karen Lebek, Tim Osborn,    Claudia Ringler, James … read more »


Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

a working paper by Antony Millner, Hélène Ollivier  25 August, 2015

The public often perceives environmental problems differently from the experts who study them. The regulatory response to these problems also often does not coincide with experts’ recommendations. These two facts … read more »


Should climate policy account for ambiguity?

Should climate policy account for ambiguity?

a working paper by Antony Millner, Geoffrey Heal  25 August, 2015

Climate change is fundamentally an `out-of-sample’ problem – our available information does not tightly constrain predictions of the consequences of rapid increases in greenhouse gas concentrations. Moreover, the fact that … read more »


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Tracking intended nationally determined contributions: what are the implications for greenhouse gas emissions in 2030?

a policy paper by Rodney Boyd, Joe Cranston Turner, Bob Ward  19 August, 2015

This paper looks at whether the intended national determined contributions (INDCs) that were submitted by 20 July 2015 are consistent with the 2°C limit. read more »


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Solving the clinker dilemma with hybrid output-based allocation

a working paper by Misato Sato, Frédéric Branger  4 August, 2015

This paper proposes an innovative solution to distribute free allowances to the cement sector under emissions trading systems. read more »


Fresh water goes global

Fresh water goes global

Declan Conway  31 July, 2015

One of a series of essays debating key issues in freshwater research and management. read more »


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Coping with climate risk: the role of institutions, governance and finance in private adaptation decisions of the poor

a working paper by Tom McDermott, David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe  20 July, 2015

This paper looks at adaptation from the point of view of households. It asks how political and economic institutions may help or hinder adaptation decisions. read more »


Modernization and innovation in the materials sector: lessons from steel and cement

Modernization and innovation in the materials sector: lessons from steel and cement

a policy paper by Misato Sato  16 July, 2015

This report analyses the effectiveness of climate and other related policies in the steel and cement sector over the last 15 years and explores what policy options are available for carbon intensive materials. read more »


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