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The European Union Emissions Trading System and the market stability reserve: optimal dynamic supply adjustment

The European Union Emissions Trading System and the market stability reserve: optimal dynamic supply adjustment

a working paper by Luca Taschini, Sascha Kollenberg  29 May, 2015

The supply of allowances in the European Union Emissions Trading System is determined within a rigid allocation programme. A reform of the EU ETS intends to make allowances allocation flexible … read more »


Statistical corruption in Beijing’s air quality data has likely ended in 2012

Statistical corruption in Beijing’s air quality data has likely ended in 2012

a working paper by Thomas Stoerk  28 May, 2015

This research documents changes in likely misreporting in official air quality data from Beijing for the years 2008 to 2013. It is shown that, consistent with prior research, the official … read more »


Understanding the demand for REDD+ credits

Understanding the demand for REDD+ credits

a working paper by Tim Laing, Luca Taschini, Charles Palmer, Wolf Heinrich Reuter, Sabine Fuss, Johanna Wehkamp  27 May, 2015

REDD (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation), broadened to REDD+, has recently emerged as a potentially important component of the global policy mix to mitigate climate change. In this … read more »


The effects of climate change on internal and international migration: implications for developing countries

The effects of climate change on internal and international migration: implications for developing countries

a working paper by Maria Waldinger  19 May, 2015

This synthesis paper informs the development community about the effects of climate change on migration patterns within and out of developing countries, concentrating on the economic aspects of migration. Empirical … read more »


Conducting Global Climate Change Negotiations

Conducting Global Climate Change Negotiations

a policy report by Kai Monheim  14 May, 2015

Process itself — over and above the issues at stake — is a key determinant of negotiation success across all levels of climate change negotiation groups in the United Nations Framework … read more »


What will global annual emissions of greenhouse gases be in 2030, and will they be consistent with avoiding global warming of more than 2°C?

What will global annual emissions of greenhouse gases be in 2030, and will they be consistent with avoiding global warming of more than 2°C?

a policy paper by Rodney Boyd, Nicholas Stern, Bob Ward  4 May, 2015

Countries agreed at the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) in Lima, Peru, in December 2014 to set out their “intended nationally determined contributions” (INDCs) … read more »


Reflections on the current debate on how to link flood insurance and disaster risk reduction in the European Union

Reflections on the current debate on how to link flood insurance and disaster risk reduction in the European Union

a research article by Swenja Surminski  27 April, 2015

Surminski, Swenja, Aerts, Jeroen C. J. H., Botzen, Wouter, Hudson, Paul, Mysiak, Jaroslav and Pérez-Blanco, Carlos Dionisio (2015) Reflections on the current debate on how to link flood insurance and … read more »


Why did the knowledge transition occur in the West and not the East? ICT and the role of governments in Europe, East Asia and the Muslim world

Why did the knowledge transition occur in the West and not the East? ICT and the role of governments in Europe, East Asia and the Muslim world

a research article by Ralph Hippe  27 April, 2015

Hippe, R. 2015. Economics and Business Review, v. 1, pp. 9-33.


Assessing the Relationship Between Human Well-being and Ecosystem Services: A Review of Frameworks

Assessing the Relationship Between Human Well-being and Ecosystem Services: A Review of Frameworks

a research article by Matthew Agarwala, Giles Atkinson, Susana Mourato  21 April, 2015

Agarwala, M., Atkinson, G., Palmer Fry, B., Homewood, K. Mourato, S. Rowcliffe, J.M., Wallace, G., and Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2014) In: Conservation and Society 12(4): 437-449. Abstract Focusing on the most … read more »


Climate stories: why do climate scientists and sceptical voices participate in the climate debate?

Climate stories: why do climate scientists and sceptical voices participate in the climate debate?

a working paper by Amelia Sharman, Candice Howarth  21 April, 2015

This paper explores the polarised debate between climate scientists and sceptical voices. It concludes that focusing on overlapping rationales, such as a sense of duty to publicly engage and recognition that political factors are a key topic of disagreement, as well as encouraging individuals to think critically about their own beliefs, may help to encourage constructive discussion and reduce polarisation. read more »


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