All pages with keywords: climate risks


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 »


Climate change challenges for central banks and financial regulators

Climate change challenges for central banks and financial regulators

a research article by Emanuele Campiglio 30 May, 2018

The academic and policy debate regarding the role of central banks and financial regulators in addressing climate-related financial risks has rapidly expanded in recent years. This Perspective presents the key … read more »


How normative interpretations of climate risk assessment affect local decision-making: an exploratory study at the city scale in Cork, Ireland

a research article by Tom McDermott, Swenja Surminski 30 April, 2018

This papers investigates the process of translating climate risk data into action for the city level. read more »


Assessing climate risks across different business sectors and industries: an investigation of methodological challenges at national scale for the UK

Assessing climate risks across different business sectors and industries: an investigation of methodological challenges at national scale for the UK

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Manuela Di Mauro, J. Alastair R. Baglee, Richenda K. Connell, Joel Hankinson, Anna R. Haworth, Bingunath Ingirige, David Proverbs 30 April, 2018

This research explores the methodological challenges for a national-scale assessment of climate risks through the lens of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (UKCCRA) process and compares the approaches adopted in the first and second UKCCRA (2011, 2016), while also reflecting on international experiences elsewhere. read more »


Advances in risk assessment for climate change adaptation policy

a research article by W. Neil Adger, Iain Brown, Swenja Surminski 30 April, 2018

This paper reviews the current practice and frontiers of climate change risk assessment, with specific emphasis on the development of adaptation policy that aims to manage those risks. read more »


Transmission of climate risks across sectors and borders

a research article by Andy J. Challinor, W. Neil Adger, Tim G. Benton, Declan Conway, Manoj Joshi, Dave Frame 30 April, 2018

Paper begins to define new approaches to risk assessment that can account for transboundary and trans-sector risk transmission. read more »


Micro, small and medium size enterprises, climate change risks and insurance: reflections on the use of insurance for climate adaptation

Micro, small and medium size enterprises, climate change risks and insurance: reflections on the use of insurance for climate adaptation

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski, Joel Hankinson 19 April, 2018

Surminski, S. and Hankinson, J. In: Schaer, C., Kuruppu, N. (eds) (2018) Private-sector action in adaptation: Perspectives on the role of micro, small and medium size enterprises. UNEP DTU Partnership, Copenhagen. External link … read more »


How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

a research article by Florence Crick, Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Mamadou Diop 13 April, 2018

This paper investigates to what extent and how micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries are adapting to climate risks. read more »


Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

a working paper by Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Shikha Jha, Samavia Batool, Ayesha Qaisrani 12 February, 2018

This research investigates the economic response of rural households in Pakistan to natural disasters, particularly the extent to which they adjust their savings and income strategies in response to floods. read more »


Using the adaptive cycle in climate-risk insurance to design resilient futures

Using the adaptive cycle in climate-risk insurance to design resilient futures

a research article by Swenja Surminski 2 January, 2018

Assessing the dynamics of resilience could help insurers and governments reduce the costs of climate-risk insurance schemes and secure future insurability in the face of an increase in extreme hydro-meteorological … read more »