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Climate change mitigation as catastrophic risk management

a research article by Simon Dietz  18 November, 2014

Since Nicholas Stern published his influential ‘Review on the Economics of Climate Change’ for the British government in 2006, economists have become increasingly interested in how the value of climate policy, especially the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at the global level, depends on risk and uncertainty. New lines of research make the case that mitigating climate change is above all an exercise in catastrophic risk management. read more »


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Flood insurance in England – An assessment of the current and newly proposed insurance scheme in the context of rising flood risk

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Jillian Eldridge  18 November, 2014

By applying our analytical framework we find an absence of formal incentive mechanisms for risk reduction in the existing and proposed Flood Re scheme. We identify the barriers for applying insurance to risk reduction and point to some possible modifications in the Flood Re proposal to deliver a greater link between risk transfer and risk reduction. read more »


Taking an organisational approach to private sector adaptation – the case of Tata Teleservices in India

Taking an organisational approach to private sector adaptation – the case of Tata Teleservices in India

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Jennifer Steeves  5 November, 2014

A growing paradigm of ‘engaging the private sector’ is noticeable in all areas of climate risk management and adaptation. However, there is limited empirical investigation into what action companies are … read more »


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Why is geoengineering so tempting?

a working paper by Baran Doda  15 October, 2014

Geoengineering can be defined as the technologies that aim to deliberately alter geophysical mechanisms in order to alleviate the impacts of climate change. It has received increasing attention by economists … read more »


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FP7 Entracte project

a research article by Luca Taschini  6 October, 2014

The second ENTRACTE newsletter reflects the contribution of the GRI/LSE research project for a functioning climate policy taking into account a careful design. It gives an overview about recent research … read more »


EU ETS, free allocations and activity level thresholds, the devil lies in the details

EU ETS, free allocations and activity level thresholds, the devil lies in the details

a working paper by Misato Sato, Frédéric Branger, Jean-Pierre Ponssard, Oliver Sartor  3 October, 2014

This paper investigates incentives for firms to increase output above the activity level thresholds (ALTs) in order to obtain more free allowances in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. While ALTs … read more »


Climate change and International River Boundaries: fixed points in shifting sands

Climate change and International River Boundaries: fixed points in shifting sands

a research article by Declan Conway  17 September, 2014

We review the historical and legal role of International River Boundaries highlighting the paradox that exists between the stability needed for a boundary and the dynamism of fluvial landscapes in a changing climate. read more »


The land certification program and off-farm employment in Ethiopia

The land certification program and off-farm employment in Ethiopia

a working paper by Mintewab Bezabih, Andrea Mannberg, Eyerusalem Siba  16 September, 2014

Land tenure security has long been touted as key to increased performance of the agricultural sector in developing countries. This paper utilizes household level panel data to analyse the impact … read more »


Running with the red queen: an integrated assessment of agricultural land expansion and global biodiversity decline

Running with the red queen: an integrated assessment of agricultural land expansion and global biodiversity decline

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Bruno Lanz, Tim Swanson  15 September, 2014

Modern agriculture relies on a small number of highly productive crops and the continued expansion of agricultural land area has led to a significant loss of biodiversity. In this paper … read more »


Adaptation to Climate Change and US Residential Energy Use – Does Adaptation Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Adaptation to Climate Change and US Residential Energy Use – Does Adaptation Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

a conference presentation by François Cohen  12 September, 2014

This research goes beyond previous analyses by evaluating which drivers would explain the relationship between climate change and energy use. read more »


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