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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 »


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 »


Discounting and the representative median agent

a working paper by Johannes Emmerling, Ben Groom, Tanja Wettingfeld  24 July, 2017

Social discount rates (SDRs) are used in cost–benefit analysis to determine the present value of future costs and benefits: for example, to determine how much today’s society should invest in … read more »


Subnational climate entrepreneurship: innovative climate action in California and São Paulo

Subnational climate entrepreneurship: innovative climate action in California and São Paulo

a research article by Joana Setzer  10 June, 2017

The distinct role of subnational governments such as states and provinces in addressing climate change has been increasingly acknowledged. But while most studies investigate the causes and consequences of … read more »


‘Climate Change Laws of the World’ technical presentation of the database, and trends in climate legislation

‘Climate Change Laws of the World’ technical presentation of the database, and trends in climate legislation

a conference presentation by a policy presentation by Michal Nachmany  7 June, 2017

These slides were presented during the ‘Webinar | Climate Change Laws of the World – global trends in legislation and litigation’ which was held on 5 June 2017. A video … read more »


Climate negotiators’ and scientists’ assessments of the climate negotiations

a research article by Astrid Dannenberg, Sonja Zitzelsberger, Alessandro Tavoni  9 May, 2017

Paper analyses the perceived success of the climate negotiations in a sample of 656 experts involved in international climate policy. read more »


Equity and national mitigation

Equity and national mitigation

a research article by Dimitri Zenghelis  1 January, 2017

A diverse range of approaches, including contributions based on national interest and local benefits of climate action, is needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Now, research considers how equitable approaches may play a role. read more »


Effective and geographically balanced? An output based assessment of non-state climate actions

Effective and geographically balanced? An output based assessment of non-state climate actions

a research article by Sander Chan, Robert Falkner, Matthew Goldberg, Harro van Asselt  21 November, 2016

Climate actions by non-state and subnational actors are an important complement to the multilateral climate regime and the associated contributions made by national governments. Although such actions hold much potential, … read more »


Climate change, development, poverty and economics

Climate change, development, poverty and economics

a working paper by Sam Fankhauser, Nicholas Stern  17 October, 2016

Putting the SDGs and Paris Agreement together, the agreements of 2015 have given us, for the first time, a global agenda for sustainable development applying to all countries. This paper sets out the implications of this agenda, and climate change in particular, for development economics and development policy. read more »


Robert Falkner

The Paris Agreement and the new logic of international climate politics

a research article by Robert Falkner  31 August, 2016

This article reviews and assesses the outcome of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP-21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held in Paris in … read more »


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