All pages with keywords: climate change adaptation
Understanding decisions and disasters: A retrospective analysis of Hurricane Sandy’s ‘focusing power’ on climate change adaptation policy in New York City
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
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?
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 »
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 »
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
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 »
Matthew Kahn, a Professor in the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, will be the speaker for this seminar.
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 »
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 »
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 »