Publications

Filter publications

Filtered view (828)

Creating useful and usable weather and climate information – insights from Participatory Scenario Planning in Malawi

a working paper by Dorothy Tembo-Nhlema, Katharine Vincent, Rebecka Henriksson Malinga  9 September, 2019

This paper outlines experiences with Participatory Scenario Planning (PSP), which has been used in Malawi as a method to bring together producers and users of weather and climate information to co-produce sector-specific advisories of weather information to make it both useful and usable to the different user groups, including farmers. read more »


Emissions trading with rolling horizons

Emissions trading with rolling horizons

a working paper by Simon Quemin, Raphaël Trotignon  30 August, 2019

The authors of this paper develop a model to evaluate first, the market developments in the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) over 2008–2017 ex-post and second, the performances of main features of the EU ETS reforms that took place in 2018, ex-ante. read more »


From individual fuzzy cognitive maps to agent based models: modelling multi-factorial and multi-stakeholder decision-making for water scarcity

From individual fuzzy cognitive maps to agent based models: modelling multi-factorial and multi-stakeholder decision-making for water scarcity

a working paper by Sara Mehryar, Richard Sliuzas, Nina Schwarz, Ali Sharifi, Martin van Maarseveen  27 August, 2019

The authors of this paper develop an integrated modelling methodology combining an Agent-Based Model with Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping and use it to simulate impacts of policy options addressing the problems of water scarcity for a farming community in Rafsanjan, Iran. read more »


Turning the corner on US power sector CO2 emissions – a 1990-2015 state level analysis

Turning the corner on US power sector CO2 emissions – a 1990-2015 state level analysis

a research article by Thomas Stoerk  14 August, 2019

Total CO2 emissions from the United States power sector increased over the period 1990–2005, but peaked soon after, and by 2015 they had declined by 20% compared to 2005. This … read more »


Carbon taxes and stranded assets: Evidence from Washington state

Carbon taxes and stranded assets: Evidence from Washington state

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Suphi Sen  6 August, 2019

The authors of this paper show that while a convergence towards relatively high carbon prices is more than welcome from a climate perspective, central banks and other agencies responsible for financial stability may need to play close attention to such development. read more »


Cooperation in the climate commons

a research article by Stefano Carattini, Simon Levin, Alessandro Tavoni  10 July, 2019

Climate change is a global externality that has proven difficult to address through formal institutions alone due to the public good properties of climate change mitigation and the lack of … read more »


Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

a research article by Christian Siderius  10 July, 2019

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, according to this paper published in Nature Sustainability. read more »


Brief: Projecting future water availability in Lake Malawi and the Shire River basin

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Suraje Dessai, Declan Conway, Graham Jewitt, Andrew J. Dougill, David Mkwambisi  30 June, 2019

Malawi is highly dependent on water from Lake Malawi and the Shire River basin (Figure 1). Over 90% of Malawi’s electricity depends on outflows from the lake into the Shire … read more »


Good for the environment, good for business: Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity

a research article by Arlan Brucal  19 June, 2019

The link between foreign ownership and environmental performance remains a controversial issue. This paper contributes to our understanding of this subject by analyzing the impact of foreign acquisitions on plant-level … read more »


The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions

The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions

a research article by Declan Conway, Florence Crick  17 June, 2019

Studies of climate change at specific intervals of future warming have primarily been addressed through top-down approaches using climate projections and modelled impacts. In contrast, bottom-up approaches focus on … read more »