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Characterising green employment: The impacts of ‘greening’ on workforce composition

Characterising green employment: The impacts of ‘greening’ on workforce composition

a research article by Alex Bowen, Karlygash Kuralbayeva, Eileen Tipoe  3 April, 2018

This paper estimates the share of jobs in the US that would benefit from a transition to the green economy, and presents different measures for the ease with which workers … read more »


Integrating human behaviour dynamics into flood disaster risk assessment

Integrating human behaviour dynamics into flood disaster risk assessment

a research article by Swenja Surminski  31 March, 2018

The behaviour of individuals, businesses, and government entities before, during, and immediately after a disaster can dramatically affect the impact and recovery time. However, existing risk-assessment methods rarely include … read more »


10 years of the UK Climate Change Act

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act

a policy publication by a research article by Sam Fankhauser, Alina Averchenkova, Jared J. Finnegan  30 March, 2018

This report summarises lessons from the Climate Change Act, for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »


Trust and CO2 emissions: Cooperation on a global scale

a working paper by Ara Jo, Stefano Carattini  23 March, 2018

This paper finds that the culture of cooperation sustained by trust within a country positively affects international cooperative behaviour, showing that an increase in trust between citizens results in larger cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. read more »


Is taxing waste a waste of time? Evidence from a Supreme Court decision

a research article by Stefano Carattini  19 March, 2018

Environmental taxes are often underexploited. This paper analyses the effectiveness of a garbage tax, assessing its effects on multiple outcomes as well as its acceptability. We study how a Supreme … read more »


Carbon offsets out of the woods? Acceptability of domestic vs. international reforestation programmes in the lab

Carbon offsets out of the woods? Acceptability of domestic vs. international reforestation programmes in the lab

a research article by Andrea Baranzini, Nicolas Borzykowski, Stefano Carattini  15 March, 2018

Following the entry into force of the Paris Agreement in November 2016, governments around the world are now expected to turn their nationally determined contributions into concrete climate policies. Given … read more »


Households and heat stress: estimating the distributional consequences of climate change

Households and heat stress: estimating the distributional consequences of climate change

a research article by Mook Bangalore  12 March, 2018

Recent research documents the adverse causal impacts on health and productivity of extreme heat, which will worsen with climate change. In this paper, we assess the current distribution of heat … read more »


Social Discount Rates for Cost -Benefit Analysis: A Report for  HM Treasury

Social Discount Rates for Cost -Benefit Analysis: A Report for HM Treasury

a policy publication by Mark C. Freeman, Ben Groom, Michael Spackman  6 March, 2018

A summary report from two workshops on recent advances in social discounting practice and theory. This paper was prepared as a summary of a workshop held in April 2016 on … read more »


Agricultural groundwater management strategies and seasonal climate forecasting: perceptions from Mogwadi (Dendron), Limpopo, South Africa

Agricultural groundwater management strategies and seasonal climate forecasting: perceptions from Mogwadi (Dendron), Limpopo, South Africa

a research article by Declan Conway  6 March, 2018

This paper explores the agricultural groundwater management system of Mogwadi (Dendron), Limpopo, South Africa – an area associated with intensive use of hard rock aquifers for irrigation – and the … read more »


Disaster risk, climate change, and poverty: assessing the global exposure of poor people to floods and droughts

Disaster risk, climate change, and poverty: assessing the global exposure of poor people to floods and droughts

a research article by Mook Bangalore  2 March, 2018

People living in poverty are particularly vulnerable to shocks, including those caused by natural disasters such as floods and droughts. This paper analyses household survey data and hydrological riverine flood … read more »