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Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2018 snapshot

a briefing note by Michal Nachmany, Joana Setzer  30 April, 2018

This brief summarises the most recent trends in climate change litigation and legislation, now with global coverage. read more »


China, the world and the next decade: better growth, better climate

a policy paper by Ehtisham Ahmad, Isabella Neuweg, Nicholas Stern  26 April, 2018

This paper argues that China’s agenda of internal reform towards strong, clean and inclusive growth is heavily linked to its actions in its major trading partner countries, especially those associated with the Belt and Road Initiative. read more »


When do Indians feel hot? Internet searches indicate seasonality suppresses adaptation to heat

a research article by Tanya Singh, Christian Siderius, Ype Van der Velde  26 April, 2018

In a warming world an increasing number of people are being exposed to heat, making a comfortable thermal environment an important need. This study explores the potential of using Regional … read more »


Crime is in the air: the contemporaneous relationship between air pollution and crime

a working paper by Malvina Bondy, Sefi Roth, Lutz Sager  26 April, 2018

Using data for London, this research finds that elevated levels of air pollution have a positive and statistically significant impact on overall crime – and therefore that improving air quality in urban areas through tighter environmental policy may provide a cost-effective way to reduce crime. read more »


Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – Insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – Insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

a research article by Florence Crick, Katie Jenkins, Swenja Surminski  26 April, 2018

This paper investigates how partnerships can incentivise flood risk reduction by focusing on the UK public-private partnership on flood insurance. read more »


Social discounting: social opportunity cost, social time preference and risk

Social discounting: social opportunity cost, social time preference and risk

a working paper by Michael Spackman  26 April, 2018

This paper addresses enduring misunderstandings about ‘social opportunity cost’ versus ‘social time preference’ discounting. read more »


MSRI Brief: Subjective approaches to measuring resilience

a policy report by Abbie Clare  24 April, 2018

Dr. Abbie Clare, Dr. Lira Sagynbekova and Mr. Akyl Rahmanberdi uluu April 2018 External link to publication


Micro, small and medium size enterprises, climate change risks and insurance: reflections on the use of insurance for climate adaptation

Micro, small and medium size enterprises, climate change risks and insurance: reflections on the use of insurance for climate adaptation

a policy report by Swenja Surminski, Joel Hankinson  19 April, 2018

Surminski, S. and Hankinson, J. In: Schaer, C., Kuruppu, N. (eds) (2018) Private-sector action in adaptation: Perspectives on the role of micro, small and medium size enterprises. UNEP DTU Partnership, Copenhagen. External link … read more »


How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

a research article by Florence Crick, Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Mamadou Diop  13 April, 2018

This paper investigates to what extent and how micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries are adapting to climate risks. read more »


Supporting adaptation to climate change among businesses and households in semi-arid lands: an agenda for the Talanoa Dialogue

Supporting adaptation to climate change among businesses and households in semi-arid lands: an agenda for the Talanoa Dialogue

This briefing note submits learning to the Talanoa Dialogue process from PRISE on supporting private adaptation to climate change by households and businesses in semi-arid lands. read more »


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