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Adopt or innovate: Understanding technological responses to cap-and-trade

Adopt or innovate: Understanding technological responses to cap-and-trade

a working paper by Raphael Calel  18 May, 2018

This paper presents new evidence that the EU Emissions Trading System may have encouraged innovation rather than simply encouraging polluters to adopt existing abatement technologies. read more »


Geoengineering at the “Edge of the World”: Exploring perceptions of ocean fertilisation through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation

Geoengineering at the “Edge of the World”: Exploring perceptions of ocean fertilisation through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation

a research article by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Mike Hulme  15 May, 2018

The Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation’s (HSRC) 2012 ocean fertilisation experiment introduced a controversial geoengineering technology to the First Nations village of Old Massett on the islands of Haida Gwaii in … read more »


How normative interpretations of climate risk assessment affect local decision-making: an exploratory study at the city scale in Cork, Ireland

a research article by Tom McDermott, Swenja Surminski  30 April, 2018

This papers investigates the process of translating climate risk data into action for the city level. read more »


Assessing climate risks across different business sectors and industries: an investigation of methodological challenges at national scale for the UK

Assessing climate risks across different business sectors and industries: an investigation of methodological challenges at national scale for the UK

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Manuela Di Mauro, J. Alastair R. Baglee, Richenda K. Connell, Joel Hankinson, Anna R. Haworth, Bingunath Ingirige, David Proverbs  30 April, 2018

This research explores the methodological challenges for a national-scale assessment of climate risks through the lens of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (UKCCRA) process and compares the approaches adopted in the first and second UKCCRA (2011, 2016), while also reflecting on international experiences elsewhere. read more »


Advances in risk assessment for climate change adaptation policy

a research article by W. Neil Adger, Iain Brown, Swenja Surminski  30 April, 2018

This paper reviews the current practice and frontiers of climate change risk assessment, with specific emphasis on the development of adaptation policy that aims to manage those risks. read more »


Transmission of climate risks across sectors and borders

a research article by Andy J. Challinor, W. Neil Adger, Tim G. Benton, Declan Conway, Manoj Joshi, Dave Frame  30 April, 2018

Paper begins to define new approaches to risk assessment that can account for transboundary and trans-sector risk transmission. read more »


When do Indians feel hot? Internet searches indicate seasonality suppresses adaptation to heat

a research article by Tanya Singh, Christian Siderius, Ype Van der Velde  26 April, 2018

In a warming world an increasing number of people are being exposed to heat, making a comfortable thermal environment an important need. This study explores the potential of using Regional … read more »


Crime is in the air: the contemporaneous relationship between air pollution and crime

a working paper by Malvina Bondy, Sefi Roth, Lutz Sager  26 April, 2018

Using data for London, this research finds that elevated levels of air pollution have a positive and statistically significant impact on overall crime – and therefore that improving air quality in urban areas through tighter environmental policy may provide a cost-effective way to reduce crime. read more »


Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – Insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – Insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

a research article by Florence Crick, Katie Jenkins, Swenja Surminski  26 April, 2018

This paper investigates how partnerships can incentivise flood risk reduction by focusing on the UK public-private partnership on flood insurance. read more »


Social discounting: social opportunity cost, social time preference and risk

Social discounting: social opportunity cost, social time preference and risk

a working paper by Michael Spackman  26 April, 2018

This paper addresses enduring misunderstandings about ‘social opportunity cost’ versus ‘social time preference’ discounting. read more »


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