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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 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 »


Communicating resourcefully: A natural field experiment on environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

Communicating resourcefully: A natural field experiment on environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

a working paper by Greer Gosnell  8 June, 2018

Following a study of customers of a renewable energy provider in the UK, this paper explores the potential for environmental information and dissonance-inducing messaging to encourage resourceful behaviour, finding that such information and imagery are ineffective in inducing behaviour change. read more »


Trust, compliance and international regulation

Trust, compliance and international regulation

a working paper by Ara Jo  4 June, 2018

This paper uses data on the compliance of installations regulated under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to investigate how the levels of trust in a country affect the compliance of firms with regulations on climate change. read more »


Climate change challenges for central banks and financial regulators

Climate change challenges for central banks and financial regulators

a research article by Emanuele Campiglio  30 May, 2018

The academic and policy debate regarding the role of central banks and financial regulators in addressing climate-related financial risks has rapidly expanded in recent years. This Perspective presents the key … read more »


Heating system upgrades: The role of knowledge, socio-demographics, building attributes and energy infrastructure

Heating system upgrades: The role of knowledge, socio-demographics, building attributes and energy infrastructure

a research article by Daire McCoy  26 May, 2018

In the context of moving to a low-carbon economy there is wide interest among policymakers to improve knowledge of decisions surrounding residential heating systems. This research examines four aspects … read more »


Revisiting the link between cereal diversity and production in Ethiopia

Revisiting the link between cereal diversity and production in Ethiopia

a working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Ben Groom  23 May, 2018

A key policy debate is whether agricultural production should be geared towards input-intensification or diversity of crops. Using data from Ethiopia this paper investigates the effects of crop diversity on production and finds that the impact on productivity may be lower than previously thought. read more »


Measuring Well-being: A Multidimensional Index Integrating Subjective Well-being and Preferences

Measuring Well-being: A Multidimensional Index Integrating Subjective Well-being and Preferences

a research article by Lin Yang  23 May, 2018

Lin Yang (2018). In: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2018.1474859


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