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Comment on ‘Impact of Current Climate Proposals’ by Bjorn Lomborg

a working paper by Bob Ward  1 December, 2015

This paper claims there is a fundamental methodological flaw in a recent paper by Bjorn Lomborg which seeks to investigate the temperature reduction impact of major climate policy proposals. read more »


Discounting disentangled

a working paper by Ben Groom, Mark C. Freeman, Frikk Nesje, Moritz Drupp  27 November, 2015

This working paper finds that current policy guidance concerning social discounting and the evaluation of long-term public projects needs to be updated. read more »


United Nations

Strengthening non-state climate action: a progress assessment of commitments launched at the 2014 UN Climate Summit

a working paper by Sander Chan, Robert Falkner, Harro van Asselt, Matthew Goldberg  23 November, 2015

This report provides the first progress assessment of climate actions launched at the 2014 UN Climate Summit in New York. read more »


The Role of Land Certification in Reducing Gaps in Productivity between Male- and Female-Owned Farms in Rural Ethiopia

The Role of Land Certification in Reducing Gaps in Productivity between Male- and Female-Owned Farms in Rural Ethiopia

a research article by Mintewab Bezabih  17 November, 2015

This paper analyses the impact of a low-cost land certification programme on the productivity of female-headed households. The hypotheses tested in the paper emphasise on the interaction between the constraints … read more »


Measuring total social income of a stone pine afforestation in Huelva (Spain)

Measuring total social income of a stone pine afforestation in Huelva (Spain)

a research article by Paola Ovando  10 November, 2015

We apply an experimental ecosystem accounting approach aimed at estimating the contribution of ecosystem services to total social income accrued from a Stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) forest as the … read more »


Seven Centuries of European Economic Growth and Decline

Seven Centuries of European Economic Growth and Decline

a research article by Roger Fouquet  9 November, 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 the history of European economic development. read more »


Impact of Human Intervention and Climate Change on Natural Flow Regime

Impact of Human Intervention and Climate Change on Natural Flow Regime

a research article  5 November, 2015

This study aims to evaluate the hydrologic alteration caused by dam construction and climatic changes in a mesoscale river basin, which is prone to both droughts and monsoonal floods. read more »


Monitoring local well-being in environmental interventions: a consideration of practical trade-offs

Monitoring local well-being in environmental interventions: a consideration of practical trade-offs

a research article by Matthew Agarwala, Giles Atkinson, Susana Mourato  4 November, 2015

Paper considers the practical trade-offs policy makers and practitioners must navigate when utilizing the concept of well-being in environmental interventions. read more »


Tenure Insecurity and Investment in Soil Conservation. Evidence from Malawi

a research article by Stefania Lovo  28 October, 2015

This paper focuses on two main sources of tenure insecurity, informal short-term tenancy contracts, and customary gender-biased inheritance practices. Using a large plot-level dataset from Malawi, the analysis employs a linear probability model with household fixed effects and finds that both sources of insecurity have a negative effect on soil conservation investments. read more »


Climate Change Legislation in 2015

Climate Change Legislation in 2015

a conference presentation by Michal Nachmany  26 October, 2015

Presentation to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Legislators Expert Meeting on Climate Change, London, 26 October 2015. Participants included legislators from 16 countries.    


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