All pages with keywords: climate change adaptation

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 »


Can subjective resilience indicators predict future food security? Evidence from three communities in rural Kyrgyzstan

Can subjective resilience indicators predict future food security? Evidence from three communities in rural Kyrgyzstan

a working paper by Abbie Clare, Lira Sagynbekova, Gregor Singer, Chris Bene, Akyl Rahmanberdi 19 November, 2018

This paper is the first to quantitatively compare the power of subjective and objective resilience measures to predict future wellbeing in the face of socio-environmental shocks and stressors. It uses data from rural Kyrgyzstan. read more »


How do staff motivation and workplace environment affect capacity of governments to adapt to climate change in developing countries?

How do staff motivation and workplace environment affect capacity of governments to adapt to climate change in developing countries?

a research article by Joanna Pardoe, Katharine Vincent, Declan Conway 6 October, 2018

Government ministries are increasingly mainstreaming climate change adaptation within policies and plans. However, government staff in key implementing ministries need to be empowered to ensure effective delivery of policy goals. … read more »


RSS | Mark Pelling ‘Megacity transitions in the adaptation-development nexus’

Research Seminar Serie 22 Feb 2017

Mark Pelling, Professor of Geography at King’s College London, will be the speaker at this event. Abstract Large and megacities are crucibles of hazard, vulnerability and capacity. Dynamic social, economic … read more »


Study calls on United Nations to clarify legal status of environmental migrants

Press release 19 October, 2015

The United Nations and its refugee agency, UNHCR, should define the legal status of environmental migrants, according to a study published today (Monday 19 October) . read more »


Observations on the role of the private sector in the UNFCCC’s loss and damage of climate change work program

Observations on the role of the private sector in the UNFCCC’s loss and damage of climate change work program

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Jillian Eldridge 21 September, 2015

This paper presents evidence of current engagement and expectations, from official submissions to the UNFCCC, L&D literature, and relates this to experiences from the fields of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). read more »


Seminar | Climate change adaptation and urbanization: A review of recent empirical findings

Seminar 29 May 2015

Matthew Kahn, a Professor in the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, will be the speaker for this seminar.


Climate change effects on agriculture: Economic responses to biophysical shocks

Climate change effects on agriculture: Economic responses to biophysical shocks

a research article by Delphine Deryng 31 August, 2014

Agricultural production is sensitive to weather and thus directly affected by climate change. Plausible estimates of these climate change impacts require combined use of climate, crop, and economic models. Results … read more »


Matthew E Khan – How Will European Cities Adapt to Climate Change?

Seminar 20 Sep 2011

Joint Grantham Research Institute and SERC seminar As world greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, we have strong individual and collective incentives to adapt to the “known unknown” challenges that … read more »


Gianni Ruta – Agency problems in climate change adaptation financing

Gianni Ruta – Agency problems in climate change adaptation financing

Seminar Gianni Ruta 19 Oct 2011

Part of the Grantham PhD seminar series Economic impacts caused by weather-related extreme events and gradual climate change will hurt developing country economies the most. International financial transfers are increasingly … read more »