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Why Are We Waiting? The logic, urgency, and promise of tackling climate change

Why Are We Waiting? The logic, urgency, and promise of tackling climate change

a conference presentation by Nicholas Stern  19 October, 2015

Powerpoint slides from a speech given by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, UK on 19 October 2015 read more »


Climate change and migration in developing countries: evidence and implications for PRISE countries

a policy paper by Maria Waldinger, Sam Fankhauser  19 October, 2015

This paper looks at the economic aspects of migration in six semi-arid countries that are the focus of the PRISE (Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies) project: Burkina Faso, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and Tajikistan. read more »


Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

a working paper by Julius Andersson  15 October, 2015

This paper looks at whether carbon taxes imposed in Sweden were effective in reducing CO2 emissions. read more »


Crop diversification and child health: Empirical evidence from Tanzania

Crop diversification and child health: Empirical evidence from Tanzania

a working paper by Stefania Lovo, Marcella Veronesi  15 October, 2015

Malnutrition is recognized as a major issue among low-income households in developing countries with long-term implications for economic development. Recently, crop diversification has been recognized as a strategy to improve … read more »


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 »


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 »


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