All pages with keywords: adaptation

National laws and policies on climate change adaptation: a global review

a policy publication by Michal Nachmany, Rebecca Byrnes, Swenja Surminski 9 December, 2019

This global review of adaptation laws and policies has been undertaken to understand how adaptation to climate change is governed at the national level. It highlights the common areas of focus and also apparent gaps in these laws and policies, making recommendations for policymakers and further research. read more »


More than 170 countries have national policies on adaptation to manage the risks of climate change impacts

Press release 9 December, 2019

More than 170 countries have now introduced national policies and laws on climate change adaptation to address impacts including the rising risks of extreme events such as floods and droughts, … read more »


Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis | Kamiar Mohaddes

Seminar 15 Jan 2020

Kamiar will be discussing the paper: Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis (with Matthew E. Kahn, Ryan N. C. Ng, M. Hashem Pesaran, Mehdi Raissi, and Jui-Chung … read more »


Swenja Surminski

Understanding decisions and disasters: A retrospective analysis of Hurricane Sandy’s ‘focusing power’ on climate change adaptation policy in New York City

a working paper by Samantha McCraine, Swenja Surminski 18 November, 2019

Disasters such as hurricanes can open a window of opportunity when these act as ‘focusing events’ on the policy agenda. This paper explores the ‘focusing power’ of Hurricane Sandy in the context of New York City during 2012 and beyond. read more »


Integrating social protection and climate change adaptation: A review

a research article by Janna Tenzing 11 November, 2019

Policymakers are increasingly interested in how social protection is evolving in the context of climate change. This review assesses what the literature tells us about its role in facilitating adaptation … read more »


Submission to the Environment Agency’s consultation on the Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski, Viktor Roezer, Sara Mehryar, Rebecca Byrnes, Bob Ward, Josh Burke 17 October, 2019

This submission was made to the Environment Agency’s consultation on its draft strategy for flood and coastal risk management in England, and draws on the Grantham Research Institute’s work and expertise over many years in this area. read more »


Addressing the impacts of climate change through an effective Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage

Addressing the impacts of climate change through an effective Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage

a policy publication by Rebecca Byrnes, Swenja Surminski 16 October, 2019

This paper is a submission to the second review of the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) on Loss and Damage under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will take place at COP25 in December. The submission looks at the Loss and Damage policy debate, how it relates to other international frameworks and efforts in the areas of mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development, and identifies how the WIM can be most effective. read more »


Submission to Call for Evidence on Flooding and Coastal Erosion by Defra

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski, Viktor Roezer, Sara Mehryar, Rebecca Byrnes 9 October, 2019

This paper summarises the Institute’s submission to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ call for evidence on policy direction to prepare the UK for flooding and coastal erosion, drawing on a decade of work by the Grantham Research Institute with the insurance industry and policymakers addressing issues around climate change and adaptation. read more »


Insurance as a catalyst for using climate risk information for government planning and decision-making: A framework for analysing drivers and barriers, tested against evidence emerging from Sub-Saharan Africa

Insurance as a catalyst for using climate risk information for government planning and decision-making: A framework for analysing drivers and barriers, tested against evidence emerging from Sub-Saharan Africa

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Jon Barnes, Katharine Vincent 8 October, 2019

This paper from the UMFULA programme investigates the potential catalyst role of insurance in adaptation to climate change in a developing country context that is characterised by low insurance penetration and a relatively low level of government planning, analysing the problem from the perspective of insurers in South Africa, Malawi and Tanzania. read more »


The current and future climate of central and southern Africa: What we have learnt and what it means for decision-making in Malawi and Tanzania

a policy publication 7 October, 2019

This brief summarises the main lessons from four years of the UMFULA project – led by the Grantham Research Institute, UMFULA has addressed questions of climate science, climate impacts and decision-making processes for adaptation in central and southern Africa, with focuses on Malawi and Tanzania. read more »