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Integrating social protection and climate change adaptation: A review

a research article by Janna Tenzing  11 November, 2019

Policymakers are increasingly interested in how social protection is evolving in the context of climate change. This review assesses what the literature tells us about its role in facilitating adaptation … read more »


Adding fuel to fire? Social spillovers in the adoption of LPG in India

a research article by Suchita Srinivasan, Stefano Carattini  29 October, 2019

This paper focuses on the Indian context and investigates, over a relatively long time-frame, whether social spillover effects might have played a role in a household’s decision to use LPG, and how these effects varied across different sub-populations. read more »


Insurance as a catalyst for using climate risk information for government planning and decision-making: A framework for analysing drivers and barriers, tested against evidence emerging from Sub-Saharan Africa

Insurance as a catalyst for using climate risk information for government planning and decision-making: A framework for analysing drivers and barriers, tested against evidence emerging from Sub-Saharan Africa

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Jon Barnes, Katharine Vincent  8 October, 2019

This paper from the UMFULA programme investigates the potential catalyst role of insurance in adaptation to climate change in a developing country context that is characterised by low insurance penetration and a relatively low level of government planning, analysing the problem from the perspective of insurers in South Africa, Malawi and Tanzania. read more »


Mortality, temperature and public health provision: evidence from Mexico

Mortality, temperature and public health provision: evidence from Mexico

a working paper by François Cohen, Antoine Dechezleprêtre  4 October, 2019

In this paper the authors examine the impact of temperature on mortality in Mexico using daily data over the period 1998–2017. read more »


Is firm-level clean or dirty innovation valued more?

Is firm-level clean or dirty innovation valued more?

a working paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Cal B. Muckley, Parvati Neelakantan  3 October, 2019

In this paper the authors raise the question of whether there is an economic incentive for firms to pursue strategies of clean, environmentally supportive innovation as opposed to carbon-emitting dirty innovation activities. read more »


Delegation and public pressure in a threshold public goods game

Delegation and public pressure in a threshold public goods game

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni, Jungmin Lee, Doruk İriş  24 September, 2019

Many public goods cannot be provided directly by interested parties (e.g. citizens), as they entail decision-making at nested hierarchical scales: at a lower level individuals elect a representative, while at … read more »


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 »


Determining discount rates for the evaluation of natural assets in land-use planning: An application of the Equivalency Principle

Determining discount rates for the evaluation of natural assets in land-use planning: An application of the Equivalency Principle

a research article by Elisa Sainz de Murieta  1 September, 2019

One of the most pressing issues when making decisions over long-term environmental problems is deciding on an appropriate discount rate. This can be a highly technical discussion. While some argue … read more »


Dynamic supply adjustment and banking under uncertainty in an emission trading scheme: The market stability reserve

Dynamic supply adjustment and banking under uncertainty in an emission trading scheme: The market stability reserve

a research article by Luca Taschini  1 September, 2019

We study the impact of a supply management mechanism (SMM) similar to the Market Stability Reserve proposed in 2015 which preserve the overall emissions cap and we comment on the … 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 »