All pages with keywords: climate risks


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 working paper by Florence Crick, Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Mamadou Diop 9 November, 2017

This paper investigates the extent to which, and how, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in poor countries are adapting to climate risks, finding that the ability of firms to respond depends on factors that can be shaped through policy intervention. read more »


From agenda-setting to implementation: The role of multisectoral partnerships in addressing urban climate risks

From agenda-setting to implementation: The role of multisectoral partnerships in addressing urban climate risks

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Hayley Leck 5 October, 2017

Multisectoral partnerships (MSPs) form an increasingly popular and important part of the global climate and disaster risk governance landscape, but the literature offers little critical investigation of this phenomenon. … read more »


Adaptation to climate change: A review through a development economics lens

Adaptation to climate change: A review through a development economics lens

a research article by David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe, Tom McDermott 22 January, 2017

This paper looks at adaptation to climate change from the point of view of (poor) households. Since the development literature has firmly established the role of weather risk as a … read more »


The risk of climate ruin

The risk of climate ruin

a research article by Oliver Bettis, Simon Dietz, Nick Silver 21 October, 2016

How large a risk is society prepared to run with the climate system? This is a question of the utmost difficulty and it admits a variety of perspectives. In … read more »


Public lecture | Climate (and other) catastrophes

Public Lecture 13 Sep 2016

LSE Deparment of Government and Grantham Research Institute public lecture, introduced and chaired by Dr Kai Spiekermann Attendance at this event is by registration only, if you would like to … read more »


Swenja Surminski

You never adapt alone – the role of Multi-Sectoral Partnerships in addressing urban climate risks

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Hayley Leck 24 March, 2016

While multi-sectoral partnerships (MSPs) now form an increasingly popular and important part of the global climate and disaster risk governance landscape, particularly in urban areas, literature offers little critical investigation … read more »


Grantham Workshop | Carole Dalin & Daniel Heyen

Grantham Workshop | Carole Dalin & Daniel Heyen

Grantham Workshop Carole Dalin, Daniel Heyen 27 Apr 2016

This week’s Grantham Workshop will feature two speakers from the Grantham Research Institute: Carole Dalin, a Research Officer, will give a presentation entitled “Who is eating up the world’s aquifers? … read more »


The risk of climate ruin

The risk of climate ruin

a working paper by Oliver Bettis, Simon Dietz, Nick Silver 17 March, 2016

How large a risk is society prepared to run with the climate system? This is a question of the utmost difficulty and it admits a variety of perspectives. In this … read more »


RSS | Kyle C. Meng “Global trade and risk sharing in a spatially correlated climate”

Research Seminar Serie 9 Mar 2016

Kyle C. Meng, Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, will be the speaker at this event. Kyle … read more »


Climate change mitigation as catastrophic risk management

a research article by Simon Dietz 18 November, 2014

Since Nicholas Stern published his influential ‘Review on the Economics of Climate Change’ for the British government in 2006, economists have become increasingly interested in how the value of climate policy, especially the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at the global level, depends on risk and uncertainty. New lines of research make the case that mitigating climate change is above all an exercise in catastrophic risk management. read more »