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Cities, climate change and chronic heat exposure

Cities, climate change and chronic heat exposure

a policy publication by Patrick Curran, Christian Siderius, Tanya Singh  6 September, 2019

Climate change will lead to increases in the occurrence of chronic heat exposure over longer durations and there is an urgent need to focus on managing the risks this poses, as well as the immediate risks from shorter-lived heat events. This policy brief looks at the problem with a focus on developing and emerging economies, and provides recommendations for action by government, utilities, property developers and investors, development support and finance organisations. read more »


Determining discount rates for the evaluation of natural assets in land-use planning: An application of the Equivalency Principle

Determining discount rates for the evaluation of natural assets in land-use planning: An application of the Equivalency Principle

a research article by Elisa Sainz de Murieta  1 September, 2019

One of the most pressing issues when making decisions over long-term environmental problems is deciding on an appropriate discount rate. This can be a highly technical discussion. While some argue … read more »


Dynamic supply adjustment and banking under uncertainty in an emission trading scheme: The market stability reserve

Dynamic supply adjustment and banking under uncertainty in an emission trading scheme: The market stability reserve

a research article by Luca Taschini  1 September, 2019

We study the impact of a supply management mechanism (SMM) similar to the Market Stability Reserve proposed in 2015 which preserve the overall emissions cap and we comment on the … read more »


Emissions trading with rolling horizons

Emissions trading with rolling horizons

a working paper by Simon Quemin, Raphaël Trotignon  30 August, 2019

The authors of this paper develop a model to evaluate first, the market developments in the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) over 2008–2017 ex-post and second, the performances of main features of the EU ETS reforms that took place in 2018, ex-ante. read more »


Transitional assistance policies for just, equitable and smooth low-carbon transitions: who, what and how?

Transitional assistance policies for just, equitable and smooth low-carbon transitions: who, what and how?

a research article by Fergus Green  28 August, 2019

While the decarbonization of the global economy will bring immense benefits in the aggregate and to many individuals, it will also be disruptive and costly for some, at least in … read more »


From individual fuzzy cognitive maps to agent based models: modelling multi-factorial and multi-stakeholder decision-making for water scarcity

From individual fuzzy cognitive maps to agent based models: modelling multi-factorial and multi-stakeholder decision-making for water scarcity

a working paper by Sara Mehryar, Richard Sliuzas, Nina Schwarz, Ali Sharifi, Martin van Maarseveen  27 August, 2019

The authors of this paper develop an integrated modelling methodology combining an Agent-Based Model with Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping and use it to simulate impacts of policy options addressing the problems of water scarcity for a farming community in Rafsanjan, Iran. read more »


Uncertainty in geomorphological responses to climate change

Uncertainty in geomorphological responses to climate change

a research article by David Stainforth  24 August, 2019

Successful adaptation to climate change at regional scales can often depend on understanding the nature of geomorphological responses to climate change at those scales. Here we use evidence from landscapes … read more »


Turning the corner on US power sector CO2 emissions – a 1990-2015 state level analysis

Turning the corner on US power sector CO2 emissions – a 1990-2015 state level analysis

a research article by Thomas Stoerk  14 August, 2019

Total CO2 emissions from the United States power sector increased over the period 1990–2005, but peaked soon after, and by 2015 they had declined by 20% compared to 2005. This … read more »


Designing a process for assessing climate resilience in Tanzania’s Rufiji river basin

Designing a process for assessing climate resilience in Tanzania’s Rufiji river basin

a policy publication by Declan Conway, Christian Siderius  7 August, 2019

This brief introduces the concept of climate information and reasons for its use in major decisions about water, energy and agriculture, including new infrastructure investments. read more »


Carbon taxes and stranded assets: Evidence from Washington state

Carbon taxes and stranded assets: Evidence from Washington state

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Suphi Sen  6 August, 2019

The authors of this paper show that while a convergence towards relatively high carbon prices is more than welcome from a climate perspective, central banks and other agencies responsible for financial stability may need to play close attention to such development. read more »