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Post-2020 climate agreements in the major economies assessed in the light of global models

Post-2020 climate agreements in the major economies assessed in the light of global models

a research article by Alex Bowen, Emanuele Campiglio  16 December, 2014

Integrated assessment models can help in quantifying the implications of international climate agreements and regional climate action. This paper reviews scenario results from model intercomparison projects to explore different … read more »


The conservation versus production trade-off: does livestock intensification increase deforestation? Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon

a working paper by Petterson Molina Vale  2 December, 2014

More cattle, less deforestation? Land use intensification in the Amazon is an unexpected phenomenon. Theories of hollow frontier, speculative behaviour and boom-bust all share the prediction that livestock production will … read more »

Managing the climate commons at the nexus of ecology, behaviour and economics

Managing the climate commons at the nexus of ecology, behaviour and economics

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni, Simon Levin  26 November, 2014

Academic contributions to climate change policy have been constrained by methodological and terminological differences, so we discuss how programmes aimed at cross-disciplinary education and involvement in governance may help to unlock scholars’ potential to propose new solutions. read more »

Resolving intertemporal conflicts: Economics vs. Politics

Resolving intertemporal conflicts: Economics vs. Politics

a working paper by Antony Millner, Geoffrey Heal  24 November, 2014

Intertemporal conflicts occur when a group of agents with heterogeneous time preferences must make a collective decision about how to manage a common asset. How should this be done? We … read more »


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 »


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

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 »


The Economics of Steering the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

a conference presentation by Dimitri Zenghelis  24 October, 2014

Presentations given at a three-day course ‘The economics of change: achieving better growth and a better climate’- part of a joint programme between LSE Enterprise in Spain and the Fundación … read more »


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 »

FP7 Entracte project

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 »

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