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‘A minilateral solution for global climate change? On bargaining efficiency, club benefits and international legitimacy’

‘A minilateral solution for global climate change? On bargaining efficiency, club benefits and international legitimacy’

a working paper by Robert Falkner  2 July, 2015

Gridlock in the multilateral climate negotiations has created growing scholarly and practical interest in the use of minilateral forums. A large variety of climate club proposals have been developed in … read more »


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Invention and diffusion of water supply and water efficiency technologies: insights from a global patent dataset

a working paper by Declan Conway, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Nick Johnstone, Ivan Haščič  24 June, 2015

This paper identifies over 50 000 patents filed worldwide in various water-related technologies between 1990 and 2010, distinguishing between those related to availability (supply) and conservation (demand) technologies. Patenting activity … read more »


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Discounting disentangled: an expert survey on the determinants of the long-term social discount rate

a working paper by Ben Groom, Mark C. Freeman, Frikk Nesje, Moritz Drupp  5 June, 2015

This working paper finds that current policy guidance concerning social discounting and the evaluation of long-term public projects needs to be updated. read more »


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

This working paper analyses the design of the market stability reserve proposed as part of the reform of the European Union emissions trading system. read more »


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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. The findings suggest that misreporting of air quality data for Beijing has likely ended in 2012. read more »


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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 »


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 »


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