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Climate change perception and system of rice intensification (SRI) impact on dispersion and downside risk: a moment approximation approach

Climate change perception and system of rice intensification (SRI) impact on dispersion and downside risk: a moment approximation approach

a working paper by Mintewab Bezabih, Remidius Ruhinduka, Mare Sarr  24 November, 2016

This article assesses the consequential risk impacts of the recent system of rice intensification (SRI) implemented in the Morogoro region of Tanzania, one of the largest Semi-Arid regions, using household … read more »


Ambiguity and insurance: capital requirements and premiums

Ambiguity and insurance: capital requirements and premiums

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Oliver Walker  21 November, 2016

Many insurance contracts are contingent on events such as hurricanes, terrorist attacks or political upheavals, whose probabilities are ambiguous. This paper offers a theory to underpin the large body of … read more »


Effective and geographically balanced? An output based assessment of non-state climate actions

Effective and geographically balanced? An output based assessment of non-state climate actions

a research article by Sander Chan, Robert Falkner, Matthew Goldberg, Harro van Asselt  21 November, 2016

Climate actions by non-state and subnational actors are an important complement to the multilateral climate regime and the associated contributions made by national governments. Although such actions hold much potential, … read more »


Assessing the consistency of national mitigation actions in the G20 with the Paris Agreement

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Sini Matikainen  17 November, 2016

This study uses the ‘Paris consistency monitor’ to assess whether the past and present action by G20 countries on climate mitigation is consistent with meeting the key requirements of the Paris Agreement. read more »


Climate policy in China, the European Union and the United States: main drivers and prospects for the future

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Samuela Bassi, Keith J. Benes, Fergus Green, Augustin Lagarde, Isabella Neuweg, Georg Zachmann  17 November, 2016

This report assesses the domestic constraints and opportunities for the development of climate policy in China, the EU and the US. read more »


Science for Loss and Damage: Four research contributions to the debate

Science for Loss and Damage: Four research contributions to the debate

a policy paper by Swenja Surminski  16 November, 2016

The Loss and Damage Network is a network of scientists and practitioners informing the loss and damage debate and includes members from about 20 institutions. This summary paper, written on … read more »


The Global Climate Legislation Study – 2016 update

a briefing note by Michal Nachmany, Sam Fankhauser  14 November, 2016

The Climate Legislation Study covers over 850 national laws and policies directly related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. This update covers major new executive acts and laws passed during 2016 and gives a brief overview of current trends in climate legislation. read more »


Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries

Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries

a policy paper by Mook Bangalore  14 November, 2016

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on … read more »


Comovement and the financialization of commodities

Comovement and the financialization of commodities

a working paper by Luca Taschini, Matteo Bonato  11 November, 2016

We investigate how the correlations amongst commodity futures have changed since the early 2000s. Using data from 1998 to 2011, we examine differences in the dependence structure of index and … read more »


Adaptation to climate change

Adaptation to climate change

a working paper by Sam Fankhauser  11 November, 2016

This article reviews the economic and analytical challenges of adaptation to climate change. read more »


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