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From adaptation to climate-resilient development: the costs of climate-proofing the Millennium Development Goals in Africa

From adaptation to climate-resilient development: the costs of climate-proofing the Millennium Development Goals in Africa

a policy publication by Sam Fankhauser  1 February, 2010

Socio-economic development and adaptation to climate change are closely intertwined. Adaptation is increasingly described as climate resilient development or development under a hostile climate. In support of this view, … read more »


The allocation of adaptation funding

The allocation of adaptation funding

a policy publication by Rhona Barr, Sam Fankhauser  1 February, 2010

Providing additional finance for adaptation is a key element of the emerging international climate change framework. This paper discusses how adaptation funding may be allocated among developing countries in a … read more »


Environment policy and the economic downturn

Environment policy and the economic downturn

a working paper by Alex Bowen, Nicholas Stern  22 January, 2010

We consider how environmental policies should respond to macroeconomic downturns. We first explore the implications of the global economic downturn of 2008-2009 for environmental policies, focusing, … read more »


Getting a deal on climate change: Obama’s flexible multilateralism. Obama Nation? US foreign policy one year on

Getting a deal on climate change: Obama’s flexible multilateralism. Obama Nation? US foreign policy one year on

a research article by Robert Falkner  19 January, 2010

‘It will be as different as night from day’, is how Senator John Kerry described the impact of Barack Obama’s election victory on America’s stance in international climate politics. … read more »


The costs of adaptation

The costs of adaptation

a research article by Sam Fankhauser  18 January, 2010

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The economics of the CDM levy: revenue potential, tax incidence and distortionary effects

The economics of the CDM levy: revenue potential, tax incidence and distortionary effects

a research article by Sam Fankhauser  18 January, 2010

A levy on the Clean Development Mechanism and other carbon trading schemes is a potential source of finance for climate change adaptation. An adaptation levy of 2% is currently … read more »


An issue of trust: state corruption, responsibility and greenhouse gas emissions

An issue of trust: state corruption, responsibility and greenhouse gas emissions

a research article by Cameron Hepburn  18 January, 2010

Climate change is increasingly seen to raise difficult normative issues. To date, cumulative emissions have been disproportionately from the developed world, while the consequences of climate change are anticipated … read more »


Why is the USA so energy intensive? Evidence for US multinationals in the UK

Why is the USA so energy intensive? Evidence for US multinationals in the UK

a working paper by Ralf Martin  1 January, 2010

At present the USA is, in per capita terms, the top greenhouse gas polluter among the world’s major economies. This is mirrored by the high-energy intensity … read more »


What drives the international transfer of climate change mitigation technologies? Empirical evidence from patent data

What drives the international transfer of climate change mitigation technologies? Empirical evidence from patent data

a working paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Matthieu Glachant  1 December, 2009

Using patent data from 66 countries for the 1990–2003 period, we characterise the factors that promote or hinder the international diffusion of climate-friendly technologies on a global scale read more »


From efficiency to justice: utility as the informational basis of climate change strategies, and some alternatives

From efficiency to justice: utility as the informational basis of climate change strategies, and some alternatives

a working paper by Simon Dietz  1 December, 2009

The aim of this paper is to consider, from an ethical point of view, the role that economics should play in evaluating climate change strategies. Economics has … read more »