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Agricultural groundwater management strategies and seasonal climate forecasting: perceptions from Mogwadi (Dendron), Limpopo, South Africa

Agricultural groundwater management strategies and seasonal climate forecasting: perceptions from Mogwadi (Dendron), Limpopo, South Africa

a research article by Declan Conway  6 March, 2018

This paper explores the agricultural groundwater management system of Mogwadi (Dendron), Limpopo, South Africa – an area associated with intensive use of hard rock aquifers for irrigation – and the … read more »


Disaster risk, climate change, and poverty: assessing the global exposure of poor people to floods and droughts

Disaster risk, climate change, and poverty: assessing the global exposure of poor people to floods and droughts

a research article by Mook Bangalore  2 March, 2018

People living in poverty are particularly vulnerable to shocks, including those caused by natural disasters such as floods and droughts. This paper analyses household survey data and hydrological riverine flood … read more »


Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

a working paper by Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Shikha Jha, Samavia Batool, Ayesha Qaisrani  12 February, 2018

This research investigates the economic response of rural households in Pakistan to natural disasters, particularly the extent to which they adjust their savings and income strategies in response to floods. read more »


Monitoring and punishment networks in a common-pool resource dilemma: experimental evidence

Monitoring and punishment networks in a common-pool resource dilemma: experimental evidence

a working paper by Ganga Shreedhar, Alessandro Tavoni, Carmen Marchiori  31 January, 2018

This study simulates an environmental dilemma: a group of individuals sharing a natural resource from which they can individually gain. It shows how network structure impacts social welfare and reveals the cost of exclusively relying on perfect peer monitoring and punishment to enhance cooperation. read more »


Consumer surplus from energy transitions

Consumer surplus from energy transitions

a research article by Roger Fouquet  29 January, 2018

Energy transitions have led to major advances in human wellbeing. However, little evidence exists about the scale of the net benefits. By developing a new method for identifying the … read more »


Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

a research article by Florence Crick, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Mamadou Diop, Momadou Sow  22 January, 2018

The private sector is increasingly recognized as having important potential to help society adapt and become more resilient to climate change. Yet there is limited research examining how to … read more »


Understanding interpersonal violence: the impact of temperatures in Mexico

Understanding interpersonal violence: the impact of temperatures in Mexico

a working paper by François Cohen, Fidel Gonzalez  19 January, 2018

This research investigates how and why high temperature has an effect on criminality, using data from Mexico. It suggests that the additional crimes committed on hot days are due to changes in time use and habits by both criminals and their victims during times of high temperature. read more »


To build or not to build? Capital stocks and climate policy

To build or not to build? Capital stocks and climate policy

a working paper by Elizabeth Baldwin, Yongyang Cai, Karlygash Kuralbayeva  18 January, 2018

To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, the use of fossil fuels must peak and then rapidly decline. This research investigates the impact of climate change policy on capital invested in fossil fuel power plants, especially coal – so-called ‘dirty’ assets. read more »


Energy savings through foreign acquisitions? Evidence from Indonesian manufacturing plants

Energy savings through foreign acquisitions? Evidence from Indonesian manufacturing plants

a working paper by Arlan Brucal, Inessa Love, Beata Javorcik  18 January, 2018

Using data from Indonesia, this study concludes that FDI can serve as a channel for international transfer of environmentally-friendly technologies and practices, thus directly contributing to environmental progress. read more »


Water resource planning under future climate and socioeconomic uncertainty in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India

Water resource planning under future climate and socioeconomic uncertainty in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Declan Conway, Suraje Dessai, David Stainforth  18 January, 2018

This research applies a Decision‐Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU)
approach to explore the robustness of adaptation options and pathways against future climate and socioeconomic uncertainties in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka, India. read more »


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