Researchers in this group focus on the practical challenges of implementing and delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly around the synergies and trade-offs between them.
Following broad international agreement on the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change, consensus has formed around a new development agenda that recognises the interdependent nature of development: simply that economic growth, development and poverty reduction is are all linked and necessary for addressing global and local environmental challenges.
Members of this research group explore some of the most crucial aspects of delivery on this agenda, including climate-resilient development, the management of ecosystems, water and other natural resources, decision-making in uncertain circumstances, and the political economy of climate policy.
- UK Climate Change Risk Assessment
- The economic impact of El Niño-related floods and drought on small and medium enterprises in Botswana, Kenya and Zambia
- Pathways to resilience in semi-arid economies (PRISE)
- Uncertainty reduction in models for understanding development (UMFULA)
- Evaluating the Resilience Impact of Climate Insurance (ERICI)
- Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA)
- Climate resilience in the UK wine sector – CREWS-UK
- The Development Corridor Partnership
We call for attention to climate change research as a domain of application for multiagent technologies. The multiagent nature of climate change challenges and successful application of multiagent methods in … read more »
- Effectively communicating climate science beyond academia: harnessing the heterogeneity of climate knowledge
- Transnationalization of climate adaptation by regional governments and the RegionsAdapt initiative
- Simulating the cascading effects of an extreme agricultural production shock: global implications of a contemporary US dust bowl event
From extreme weather patterns that threaten food security to rising sea levels that mean catastrophe for coastal communities, climate change impedes all elements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It … read more »
- Strong, sustainable and inclusive growth in a new era for China – Paper 2: Valuing and investing in physical, human, natural and social capital in the 14th Plan
- Strong, sustainable and inclusive growth in a new era for China – Paper 1: Challenges and ways forward
- Earth Day 50 – Sustainable finance: the road ahead
Swenja Surminski discusses the impact of climate change on the UK housing sector. In this interview with Future Housing she outlines three major risk categories facing the sector: physical, transition and litigation and liability risk. She also discusses the importance of ensuring that post-COVID-19 recovery measures take account of climate targets. read more »
- Why does climate change get described as a stock-flow problem?
- What is the role of deforestation in climate change and how can ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation’ (REDD+) help?
- To what extent could planting trees help solve climate change?
- What are the potential impacts of climate change for the UK?