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Searching for carbon leaks in multinational companies

a working paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Caterina Gennaioli, Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls, Thomas Stoerk  15 October, 2015

This paper examines whether the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has led companies to shift the location of production, thereby creating carbon leakage. read more »


An ‘equal effort’ approach to assessing the North–South climate finance gap

An ‘equal effort’ approach to assessing the North–South climate finance gap

a research article by Alex Bowen, Emanuele Campiglio, Sara Herreras Martinez  12 October, 2015

This study employs a number of Integrated Assessment Models to determine what the optimal financial transfers between high-income and developing economies would be if climate mitigation effort, measured as mitigation costs as a share of gross domestic product, were to be divided equally across regions through a global carbon market. read more »


Does it matter what you call it? Reflections on how companies voluntarily disclose their adaptation activities

Does it matter what you call it? Reflections on how companies voluntarily disclose their adaptation activities

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Karoliina Isoaho  30 September, 2015

Adapting to climate change requires the engagement of a wide range of stakeholders, including the private sector. However, little is still known about if and how corporations, particularly those operating … read more »


Lessons from energy history for climate policy

Lessons from energy history for climate policy

a working paper by Roger Fouquet  28 September, 2015

This paper sought to draw lessons from long run trends in energy markets for energy and climate policy. An important lesson is that consumer responses to energy markets change with … read more »


Observations on the role of the private sector in the UNFCCC’s loss and damage of climate change work program

Observations on the role of the private sector in the UNFCCC’s loss and damage of climate change work program

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Jillian Eldridge  21 September, 2015

This paper presents evidence of current engagement and expectations, from official submissions to the UNFCCC, L&D literature, and relates this to experiences from the fields of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). read more »


The impact of controversy on the production of scientific knowledge

a working paper by Amelia Sharman  18 September, 2015

Much of the existing literature employing the framework of controversy focuses on the science-policy interface. However a clear gap exists regarding the way(s) in which controversy may fundamentally shape the … read more »


Equipped to deal with uncertainty in climate and impacts predictions: lessons from internal peer review

Equipped to deal with uncertainty in climate and impacts predictions: lessons from internal peer review

a research article by David Stainforth  18 September, 2015

The quantification of uncertainty is an increasingly popular topic, with clear importance for climate change policy. However, uncertainty assessments are open to a range of interpretations, each of which may … read more »


Limits to the quantification of local climate change

Limits to the quantification of local climate change

a research article by David Stainforth  16 September, 2015

We demonstrate how the fundamental timescales of anthropogenic climate change limit the identification of societally relevant aspects of changes in precipitation. We show that it is nevertheless possible to extract, … read more »


Seven centuries of European economic growth and decline

a working paper by Roger Fouquet, Stephen Broadberry  15 September, 2015

This paper investigates very long run pre-industrial economic development. New annual GDP per capita data for six European countries over the last seven hundred years paint a clearer picture of … read more »


A review of the economics of adaptation and climate-resilient development

A review of the economics of adaptation and climate-resilient development

a working paper by Paul Watkiss  14 September, 2015

This working paper aims to inform the development community about the current state-of-knowledge and emerging thinking on the economics of adaptation and the application to development. read more »


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