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Private-sector adaptation to climate risk

Private-sector adaptation to climate risk

a research article by Swenja Surminski  21 October, 2013

Reference Surminski, S. October 2013. Private-sector adaptation to climate risk. Nature Climate Change, v.3, pp.943-945.  


Flood insurance schemes and climate adaptation in developing countries

Flood insurance schemes and climate adaptation in developing countries

a research article by Swenja Surminski  21 October, 2013

Risk transfer, including insurance, is widely recognized as a tool for increasing financial resilience to severe weather events such as floods. The application of this mechanism varies widely across … read more »


Who will win the green race? In search of environmental competitiveness and innovation

Who will win the green race? In search of environmental competitiveness and innovation

a research article by Sam Fankhauser, Alex Bowen, Raphael Calel, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Misato Sato  12 October, 2013

Fankhauser, Samuel, Bowen, Alex, Calel, Raphael, Dechezlepretre, Antoine, Grover, David, Rydge, James and Sato, Misato (2013) Who will win the green race? In search of environmental competitiveness and innovation. Global … read more »


Environmental finance and investments

Environmental finance and investments

a book by Luca Taschini  1 October, 2013

Environmental finance and investments Chesney, M., Gheyssens, J., and Taschini, L. 2013. Springer: UK. This book is intended to provide students and practitioners the knowledge and theoretical tools they need … read more »


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Recent and future changes in the global and UK climate

a policy report by Bob Ward, Naomi Hicks  1 October, 2013

The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the most comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change that has ever been written. … read more »


How certain are we about the certainty-equivalent long term social discount rate?

a working paper by Mark C. Freeman, Ben Groom  1 October, 2013

The case for using declining social discount rates when the future is uncertain is now widely accepted in both academic and policy circles. We present sharp … read more »


Spaces for agreement: a theory of Time-Stochastic Dominance

Spaces for agreement: a theory of Time-Stochastic Dominance

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Anca N. Matei  1 October, 2013

Many investments involve both a long time-horizon and risky returns. Making investment decisions thus requires assumptions about time and risk preferences. In the public sector in … read more »


Is there space for agreement on climate change? A non-parametric approach to policy evaluation

Is there space for agreement on climate change? A non-parametric approach to policy evaluation

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Anca N. Matei  1 October, 2013

Economic evaluation of climate policy is notoriously dependent on assumptions about time and risk preferences, since reducing greenhouse gas emissions today has a highly uncertain pay-off, … read more »


The British Feed-in Tariff for small renewable energy systems: Can it be made fairer?

a policy paper  1 October, 2013

The British Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme, which launched in April 2010, pays £500 million each year to the owners of small scale renewable energy installations for the clean … read more »


Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries?

Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries?

a working paper by Sam Fankhauser, Tom McDermott  28 September, 2013

Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries? read more »


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