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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 »


Climate change adaptation in dynamic economies

a policy paper by Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Sam Fankhauser  21 September, 2015

Adaptation presents developing countries with the ultimate dual challenge – building a rapidly evolving, sustainable economy within an environment increasingly altered by the impacts of climate change. To meet this challenge, adaptation policy must find balance and create synergy between the two, as climate resilience and economic resilience go hand in hand. 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 »


The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange and spatial price dispersion

a working paper by Mintewab Bezabih, Camilla Andersson, Andrea Mannberg  11 September, 2015

This working paper looks at the impact of an institutional intervention on market efficiency in Ethiopia. More specifically it examines whether regional warehouses that are connected to a national commodity exchange reduce transaction costs and price dispersion between regions. read more »


Network Economics and the Environment: Insights and Perspectives

Network Economics and the Environment: Insights and Perspectives

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni  8 September, 2015

Local interactions and network structures appear to be a prominent feature of many environmental problems. This paper discusses a wide range of issues and potential areas of application, including the … read more »


The political economy of passing climate change legislation: evidence from a survey

The political economy of passing climate change legislation: evidence from a survey

a research article by Sam Fankhauser, Caterina Gennaioli, Murray Collins  8 September, 2015

This paper reviews the main domestic factors that drive legislation on climate change. read more »


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