Adaptation and development
Climate change may put at risk past development achievements.
There are synergies and trade-offs between adaptation, economic growth, human development, social equity and poverty alleviation.
This programme explores climate-compatible forms of economic and social development; adaptation policies, instruments and institutions at different spatial scales; and the roles of the public and private sectors in adaptation decision making.
Flood insurance in England – An assessment of the current and newly proposed insurance scheme in the context of rising flood risk
By applying our analytical framework we find an absence of formal incentive mechanisms for risk reduction in the existing and proposed Flood Re scheme. We identify the barriers for applying insurance to risk reduction and point to some possible modifications in the Flood Re proposal to deliver a greater link between risk transfer and risk reduction. read more »
Disaster resilience and post-2015 development goals: the options for economics targets and indicators
In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire. Detailed discussions are already underway to inform the post-2015 development goals. This paper seeks to inform discussions around appropriate economics … read more »
Overseas aid for developing countries to make the transition to low-carbon economic development and growth helps to reduce poverty and to secure a cleaner and safer future for everyone, including the UK. read more »