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The Global Climate Legislation Study – 2016 update

a briefing note by Michal Nachmany, Sam Fankhauser  14 November, 2016

The Climate Legislation Study covers over 850 national laws and policies directly related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. This update covers major new executive acts and laws passed during 2016 and gives a brief overview of current trends in climate legislation. read more »


Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries

Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries

a policy paper by Mook Bangalore  14 November, 2016

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on … read more »


Comovement and the financialization of commodities

Comovement and the financialization of commodities

a working paper by Luca Taschini, Matteo Bonato  11 November, 2016

We investigate how the correlations amongst commodity futures have changed since the early 2000s. Using data from 1998 to 2011, we examine differences in the dependence structure of index and … read more »


Adaptation to climate change

Adaptation to climate change

a working paper by Sam Fankhauser  11 November, 2016

This article reviews the economic and analytical challenges of adaptation to climate change. read more »


Loss and Damage of Climate Change – from Managing Risks to the Politics of Compensation

Loss and Damage of Climate Change – from Managing Risks to the Politics of Compensation

a policy paper by Swenja Surminski  8 November, 2016

Surminski, S. Nov 2016 – The Political Anthropologist. External link to article


Should we tax or trade carbon?

a policy report by Sam Fankhauser  4 November, 2016

Published in: Bridging the Ambition Gap:  The Rise, Reach and Power of Carbon Markets. 13th Edition of Greenhouse Gas Market Report. 2016. External link to publisher


On the physics of three integrated assessment models

On the physics of three integrated assessment models

a research article by David Stainforth, Raphael Calel  3 November, 2016

Integrated assessment models (IAMs) are the main tools for combining physical and economic analyses to develop and assess climate change policy. Policy makers have relied heavily on three IAMs in … read more »


Submission to the inquiry on ‘Brexit: environment and climate change’ by the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

Submission to the inquiry on ‘Brexit: environment and climate change’ by the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

a policy paper by Bob Ward, Maria Carvalho  2 November, 2016

This is a submission by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of … read more »


Strategic conflicts on the horizon: R&D incentives for environmental technologies

Strategic conflicts on the horizon: R&D incentives for environmental technologies

a research article by Daniel Heyen  1 November, 2016

Technological innovation is a key strategy for tackling climate change and other environmental problems. The required R&D expenditures however are substantial and fall on self-interested countries. Thus, the prospects … read more »


Emissions trading systems with cap adjustments

Emissions trading systems with cap adjustments

a research article by Sascha Kollenberg, Luca Taschini  1 November, 2016

Emissions Trading Systems (ETSs) with fixed caps lack provisions to address systematic imbalances in the supply and demand of permits in response to economic shocks. This paper proposes a new mechanism which adjusts the allocation of permits based on the current bank of permits to create a dynamic system of permit allocation. read more »


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