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Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

a research article by Christian Siderius  10 July, 2019

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, according to this paper published in Nature Sustainability. read more »


Global trends in climate change litigation: 2019 snapshot

a policy publication by Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes  4 July, 2019

This policy report provides an overview of current issues in climate change litigation, focusing on selected cases and developments from May 2018 to May 2019.  read more »


Tragedy, property rights, and the commons: Investigating the causal relationship from institutions to ecosystem collapse

Tragedy, property rights, and the commons: Investigating the causal relationship from institutions to ecosystem collapse

a research article by Elisabeth Isaksen  1 July, 2019

Do private property rights mitigate overexploitation of common pool resources and, if so, under which circumstances? In this paper, we examine the effects of private property rights on the status … read more »


Cumulative carbon emissions and economic policy: In search of general principles

Cumulative carbon emissions and economic policy: In search of general principles

a research article by Simon Dietz, Frank Venmans  1 July, 2019

We exploit recent advances in climate science to develop a physically consistent, yet surprisingly simple, model of climate policy. It seems that key economic models have greatly overestimated the delay … read more »


Brief: Projecting future water availability in Lake Malawi and the Shire River basin

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Suraje Dessai, Declan Conway, Graham Jewitt, Andrew J. Dougill, David Mkwambisi  30 June, 2019

Malawi is highly dependent on water from Lake Malawi and the Shire River basin (Figure 1). Over 90% of Malawi’s electricity depends on outflows from the lake into the Shire … read more »


Governance of climate change policy: A case study of South Africa

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Patrick Curran  26 June, 2019

This report and accompanying 8-page brief examine some of the emerging challenges in climate governance in South Africa and potential solutions. The lessons identified are also relevant for other developing economies. read more »


The small world of global marine fisheries: The cross-boundary consequences of larval dispersal

The small world of global marine fisheries: The cross-boundary consequences of larval dispersal

a research article by James Rising  24 June, 2019

Fish stocks are managed within national boundaries and by regional organizations, but the interdependence of stocks between these jurisdictions, especially as a result of larval dispersal, remains poorly explored. We … read more »


Good for the environment, good for business: Foreign acquisitions and energy intensity

a research article by Arlan Brucal  19 June, 2019

The link between foreign ownership and environmental performance remains a controversial issue. This paper contributes to our understanding of this subject by analyzing the impact of foreign acquisitions on plant-level … read more »


The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions

The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions

a research article by Declan Conway, Florence Crick  17 June, 2019

Studies of climate change at specific intervals of future warming have primarily been addressed through top-down approaches using climate projections and modelled impacts. In contrast, bottom-up approaches focus on … read more »


Unlocking the strategic economic opportunity of clean and inclusive growth

Unlocking the strategic economic opportunity of clean and inclusive growth

a policy publication by Patrick Curran, Nick Robins, Nicholas Stern  13 June, 2019

Chapter in the Banque De France’s Financial Stability Review no. 23 – June 2019. read more »