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Sustainability in the insurance industry: what role does it play for the “risk manager of society” (In German)

Sustainability in the insurance industry: what role does it play for the “risk manager of society” (In German)

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski  7 March, 2019

Surminski and Täger: Nachhaltigkeit in der Versicherungswirtschaft, Zeitschrift fuer das Versicherungswesen, 04/2019.


Climate change litigation: A review of research on courts and litigants in climate governance

Climate change litigation: A review of research on courts and litigants in climate governance

a research article by Joana Setzer  4 March, 2019

Studies of climate change litigation have proliferated over the past two decades, as lawsuits across the world increasingly bring policy debates about climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as … read more »


The USA water data gap – A survey of state-level water data platforms to inform the development of a national water portal

The USA water data gap – A survey of state-level water data platforms to inform the development of a national water portal

a research article by James Rising  1 March, 2019

Water data play a crucial role in the development and assessment of sustainable water management strategies. Water resource assessments are needed for the planning, management, and the evaluation of current … read more »


Linking permit markets multilaterally

a working paper by Baran Doda, Simon Quemin, Luca Taschini  27 February, 2019

This paper develops a novel theoretical tool with which a jurisdiction can evaluate the economic gains it can expect to obtain by linking its emissions trading system (ETS) to one, two or many ETSs at the same time, and proposes a reason why the global market remains a distant dream. read more »


Transitional restricted linkage between emissions trading schemes

Transitional restricted linkage between emissions trading schemes

a research article by Simon Quemin  20 February, 2019

Linkages between Emissions Trading Systems are deemed an important element of the future climate policy landscape. They are, however, difficult to agree and remain few and far between. Temporary restrictions … read more »


The unavoidability of justice – and order – in international climate politics: From Kyoto to Paris and beyond

The unavoidability of justice – and order – in international climate politics: From Kyoto to Paris and beyond

a research article by Robert Falkner  20 February, 2019

Henry Shue has made a seminal contribution to the international debate about climate justice. By distinguishing between ‘subsistence emissions’ and ‘luxury emissions’ (Shue, 1992, 1993), he established the normative principle … read more »


Crop diversification and child health: empirical evidence from Tanzania

a research article by Stefania Lovo  15 February, 2019

Malnutrition is recognized as a major issue among low-income households in developing countries with long-term implications for economic development. Recently, crop diversification has been considered as a strategy to … read more »


The endowment effect, discounting and the environment

The endowment effect, discounting and the environment

a research article by Simon Dietz, Frank Venmans  12 February, 2019

There is a considerable body of evidence showing that our preferences exhibit both reference dependence and loss aversion, a.k.a. the endowment effect. In this paper, we consider the implications of … read more »


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

a working paper by Suchita Srinivasan, Stefano Carattini  8 February, 2019

This paper investigates the role of ‘social spillovers’ – people learning from and imitating the behaviour of other people – in the adoption of new technologies, with a focus on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in India. The conclusions are important for policymakers seeking to hasten the switch to cleaner energy sources in developing countries. read more »


Investing in a just transition in the UK: How investors can integrate social impact and place-based financing into climate strategies

a policy publication by Nick Robins, Andy Gouldson, William Irwin, Andrew Sudmant  4 February, 2019

In the first report from the Investing in a Just Transition UK project, the authors explore the extent of the challenge to ensure that action on climate change supports an inclusive economy in the UK, efforts that are already underway, and what actions investors can take. It includes a regional case study of Yorkshire and the Humber. read more »