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Policy coherence for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

Policy coherence for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

a briefing note by Patrick Curran, Andrew J. Dougill, Joanna Pardoe, Katharine Vincent  1 August, 2018

Coherent, cross-sectoral approaches to policy development are essential to meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on research from southern Africa, this brief makes recommendations for improving coherence, which is currently partial to weak across the region. read more »


From advocacy to action: Projecting the health impacts of climate change

From advocacy to action: Projecting the health impacts of climate change

a research article by Declan Conway  31 July, 2018

Mitigating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions has many health co-benefits and is a top public health priority. Policies to limit emissions are associated with improvements across a wide … read more »


Barriers to linking carbon markets in Northeast Asia

Barriers to linking carbon markets in Northeast Asia

a policy report by Baran Doda  31 July, 2018

Chapter in the Carbon Market Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Assessing Challenges and Overcoming Barriers compendium report. Published by the Asia Society Policy Institute. External link to publisher Abstract Linking carbon … read more »


Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in semiarid Areas: a case study from Kenya

Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in semiarid Areas: a case study from Kenya

a book by Joanes Atela, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Florence Crick  23 July, 2018

Chapter published in the Handbook of Climate Change Resilience This chapter contributes to the literature on private sector adaptation by empirically exploring how female-led micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSMEs) … read more »


Soutenir l’adaptation aux changements climatiques des acteurs privés en zones semi-arides dans les pays en développement

Soutenir l’adaptation aux changements climatiques des acteurs privés en zones semi-arides dans les pays en développement

This is the French translation of the PRISE [PRESA] policy brief ‘Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries’, published in June 2018. read more »


The economic reasons to act on climate change, and to act immediately

The economic reasons to act on climate change, and to act immediately

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern  6 July, 2018

This Policy Insight is the text to accompany a presentation delivered by Lord Stern at the Vatican on 5 July 2018 at the International Conference on the Third Anniversary of Laudato Si’: Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth. read more »


Submission to the inquiry on ‘The future of the oil and gas industry’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Scottish Affairs

Submission to the inquiry on ‘The future of the oil and gas industry’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Scottish Affairs

a briefing note by Bob Ward, Maria Carvalho  3 July, 2018

This submission to the Scottish Affairs Committee focuses on the implications for the oil and gas industry in the UK, including Scotland, of the transition to low-carbon economic growth. It calls for the Government’s Industrial Strategy to reconcile its ambitions for the sector with the ‘Clean Growth’ Grand Challenge. read more »


Climate information needs in Southern Africa: a review

Climate information needs in Southern Africa: a review

a working paper by Daleen Lötter, Claire Davis, Emma Archer van Garderen, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Mark Tadross, Willem Landman, Sabine Stuart-Hill, Graham Jewitt  2 July, 2018

There are currently challenges to generating climate services relating both to the supply of climate science and its application. This paper from the UMFULA project reviews the current availability of climate information in Southern Africa and assesses the requirements of a variety of end users in the region, highlighting the importance of creating user-tailored climate services. read more »


Are seawalls correlated with lower property values in California?

Are seawalls correlated with lower property values in California?

a working paper by Arlan Brucal, Qingran Li, John Lynham  2 July, 2018

As sea levels rise with climate change there is pressure to protect the coast but while individual properties may benefit from seawalls, neighbouring properties may experience negative effects due, for example, to accelerated beach loss. This paper investigates the impacts of seawalls on property values in San Diego and Santa Cruz. read more »


Public economics as if time matters: Climate change and the dynamics of policy

Public economics as if time matters: Climate change and the dynamics of policy

a research article by Nicholas Stern  28 June, 2018

Tony Atkinson played a crucial role in shaping modern public economics, but throughout his life challenged whether we were making the right assumptions and were building models which captured … read more »


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