All pages with keywords: climate risks

A Nobel Prize for the creator of an economic model that underestimates the risks of climate change

a commentary by Bob Ward 2 January, 2019

The 2018 Nobel Prize for Economics has focused a spotlight on the ongoing controversy surrounding estimates of the potential impacts of climate change. On 8 October, The Royal Swedish Academy … read more »


Is climate change denial in the ‘Daily Mail’ killing its readers?

a commentary by Bob Ward 10 December, 2018

The UK Office for National Statistics has revealed that there were several hundred extra deaths in England and Wales during this summer’s heatwave. The statistical bulletin on ‘Excess winter mortality … read more »


Loss and Damage from Climate Change

Loss and Damage from Climate Change

a book by Swenja Surminski 30 November, 2018

This book provides an authoritative insight on the Loss and Damage discourse by highlighting state-of-the-art research and policy linked to this discourse and articulating its multiple concepts, principles and methods. … read more »


Insurance and climate risk: the critical role of regulators

Commentary 14 November, 2018

By Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner (January 2011–January 2019) Insurance regulators have a critical role to play in making sure insurance companies are addressing the risks associated with climate change. … read more »


Where next for sustainable insurance? Five priorities for the next decade

Where next for sustainable insurance? Five priorities for the next decade

a commentary by Swenja Surminski, Nick Robins, William Irwin 5 November, 2018

This commentary reviews how both the insurance sector and its partners could build on the growing momentum and overcome the continuing barriers to deep implementation of sustainable insurance practices over the coming decade. read more »


Climate risks beyond adaptation?

Climate risks beyond adaptation?

Book Launch Swenja Surminski 28 Sep 2018

Book launch: “Loss and Damage from Climate Change. Concepts, Methods and Policy Options” The LSE Grantham Research Institute and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in collaboration with … read more »


Resilient, but from whose perspective? Like-for-like comparison of objective and subjective evaluations of resilience

Resilient, but from whose perspective? Like-for-like comparison of objective and subjective evaluations of resilience

a working paper by Lindsey Jones, Marco D'Errico 6 September, 2018

Little has been known to date about how objective and subjective modes of evaluating resilience compare. This paper addresses this gap, introducing a new method of subjective evaluation through household surveys in Uganda. The findings are relevant to evaluation toolkit design. read more »


Recommendations for improving the treatment of risk and uncertainty in economic estimates of climate impacts in the Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report

Recommendations for improving the treatment of risk and uncertainty in economic estimates of climate impacts in the Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report

a research article by Thomas Stoerk, Gernot Wagner, Bob Ward 1 August, 2018

Large discrepancies persist between projections of the physical impacts of climate change and economic damage estimates. These discrepancies increase with increasing global average temperature projections. Based on this observation, … read more »


Building narratives to characterise uncertainty in regional climate change through expert elicitation

Building narratives to characterise uncertainty in regional climate change through expert elicitation

a research article by Suraje Dessai, Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Neha Mittal, Declan Conway, David Stainforth 26 June, 2018

Knowledge about regional and local climate change can inform climate risk assessments and adaptation decisions. However, estimates of future precipitation change at the regional and local level are deeply … read more »


Economic models significantly underestimate climate change risks

Press release 3 June, 2018

Policymakers are being misinformed by the results of economic models that underestimate the future risks of climate change impacts, according to a new journal paper by authors in the United … read more »