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The effects of home energy efficiency upgrades on social housing tenants: evidence from Ireland

The effects of home energy efficiency upgrades on social housing tenants: evidence from Ireland

a research article by Daire McCoy  16 June, 2018

This research examines some of the multiple benefits of a home energy efficiency upgrade programme for social housing tenants. read more »


Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries

National governments, with development partners, have an important role to play in supporting adaptation and climate-resilient development among private actors – households, producers and small businesses – in the semi-arid lands of developing countries, argues this brief, a final output from the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) project. read more »


Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on ‘Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change’

Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on ‘Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change’

a briefing note by Bob Ward  13 June, 2018

This submission to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry on ‘Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change’ focuses on the importance of communicating with the public to raise awareness of the increasing incidence of heatwaves. read more »


Communicating resourcefully: A natural field experiment on environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

Communicating resourcefully: A natural field experiment on environmental framing and cognitive dissonance in going paperless

a working paper by Greer Gosnell  8 June, 2018

Following a study of customers of a renewable energy provider in the UK, this paper explores the potential for environmental information and dissonance-inducing messaging to encourage resourceful behaviour, finding that such information and imagery are ineffective in inducing behaviour change. read more »


Trust, compliance and international regulation

Trust, compliance and international regulation

a working paper by Ara Jo  4 June, 2018

This paper uses data on the compliance of installations regulated under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to investigate how the levels of trust in a country affect the compliance of firms with regulations on climate change. read more »


Letter to Professor Pörtner and Professor Roberts (Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group II)

Letter to Professor Pörtner and Professor Roberts (Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group II)

a briefing note by Thomas Stoerk, Gernot Wagner, Bob Ward  3 June, 2018

Letter to the Co-Chairs of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which draws their attention to a new paper, to be published in the journal ‘Review … read more »


Investing in a just transition: Why investors need to integrate a social dimension into their climate strategies and how they could take action

a policy paper by Nick Robins, Vonda Brunsting, David Wood  1 June, 2018

This discussion paper explores why investors should contribute to the ‘just transition’ as the world’s economy decarbonises, and how they can do so. It is the first output of the … read more »


Climate change challenges for central banks and financial regulators

Climate change challenges for central banks and financial regulators

a research article by Emanuele Campiglio  30 May, 2018

The academic and policy debate regarding the role of central banks and financial regulators in addressing climate-related financial risks has rapidly expanded in recent years. This Perspective presents the key … read more »


Heating system upgrades: The role of knowledge, socio-demographics, building attributes and energy infrastructure

Heating system upgrades: The role of knowledge, socio-demographics, building attributes and energy infrastructure

a research article by Daire McCoy  26 May, 2018

In the context of moving to a low-carbon economy there is wide interest among policymakers to improve knowledge of decisions surrounding residential heating systems. This research examines four aspects … read more »


Revisiting the link between cereal diversity and production in Ethiopia

Revisiting the link between cereal diversity and production in Ethiopia

a working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Ben Groom  23 May, 2018

A key policy debate is whether agricultural production should be geared towards input-intensification or diversity of crops. Using data from Ethiopia this paper investigates the effects of crop diversity on production and finds that the impact on productivity may be lower than previously thought. read more »