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Coping with climate risk: the role of institutions, governance and finance in private adaptation decisions of the poor

a working paper by Tom McDermott, David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe  20 July, 2015

This paper looks at adaptation from the point of view of households. It asks how political and economic institutions may help or hinder adaptation decisions. read more »


Modernization and innovation in the materials sector: lessons from steel and cement

a policy paper by Misato Sato  16 July, 2015

This report analyses the effectiveness of climate and other related policies in the steel and cement sector over the last 15 years and explores what policy options are available for carbon intensive materials. read more »


Driving sustainable development through better infrastructure: Key elements of a transformation program

a policy report by Amar Bhattacharya, Jeremy Oppenheim, Nicholas Stern  13 July, 2015

Paper produced with The Brookings Institute and The New Climate Economy The U.N. Conference on Financing for Development at Addis Ababa provides a historic opportunity to reach consensus on a … read more »


Nationally Self-Interested Climate Change Mitigation:  A Unified Conceptual Framework

Nationally Self-Interested Climate Change Mitigation: A Unified Conceptual Framework

a working paper by Fergus Green  13 July, 2015

This paper finds that the vast majority of emissions cuts needed to decarbonise the global economy this century can lead to domestic economic benefits that outweigh the costs for individual countries, even before the avoided risks of dangerous climate change are taken into account. read more »


Climate change and the geographical and institutional drivers of economic development

a working paper by Tom McDermott, David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe  8 July, 2015

This paper reviews the potential effects of climate change on the prospects for long-run economic development. Produced as part of the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies project. read more »


A minilateral solution for global climate change? On bargaining efficiency, club benefits and international legitimacy

A minilateral solution for global climate change? On bargaining efficiency, club benefits and international legitimacy

a working paper by Robert Falkner  2 July, 2015

This paper by Rober Falkner explores the the potential role that climate clubs might play in promoting global climate action. read more »


2015 Climate Legislation Study

2015 Climate Legislation Study

a policy report by Michal Nachmany, Sam Fankhauser, Jana Davidová, Nick Kingsmill, Tucker Landesman, Hitomi Roppongi, Philip Schleifer, Joana Setzer, Amelia Sharman, C. Stolle Singleton, Jayaraj Sundaresan, Terry Townshend  1 July, 2015

This report summarises the main insights from the 2015 Global Climate Legislation Study. It is the fifth edition in a series dating back to 2010 (Townshend et al., 2011). Detailed … read more »


Fiscal and regulatory instruments for clean technology development in the European Union

Fiscal and regulatory instruments for clean technology development in the European Union

a policy paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre  26 June, 2015

This paper investigates whether the current level of public support for low-carbon technologies is sufficient to allow European countries to respond to the multiple challenges posed by climate change and other environmental concerns. read more »


Invention and diffusion of water supply and water efficiency technologies: insights from a global patent dataset

a working paper by Declan Conway, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Nick Johnstone, Ivan Haščič  24 June, 2015

This paper identifies over 50 000 patents filed worldwide in various water-related technologies between 1990 and 2010, distinguishing between those related to availability (supply) and conservation (demand) technologies. read more »


Brief Communication: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – success or warning sign for Paris?

Brief Communication: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – success or warning sign for Paris?

a research article by Swenja Surminski  16 June, 2015

In March 2015, a new international blueprint for disaster risk reduction (DRR) has been adopted in Sendai, Japan, at the end of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk … read more »


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