All pages with keywords: emerging economies

Cities, climate change and chronic heat exposure

Cities, climate change and chronic heat exposure

a policy publication by Patrick Curran, Christian Siderius, Tanya Singh 6 September, 2019

Climate change will lead to increases in the occurrence of chronic heat exposure over longer durations and there is an urgent need to focus on managing the risks this poses, as well as the immediate risks from shorter-lived heat events. This policy brief looks at the problem with a focus on developing and emerging economies, and provides recommendations for action by government, utilities, property developers and investors, development support and finance organisations. read more »


Governance of climate change policy: A case study of South Africa

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Patrick Curran 26 June, 2019

This report and accompanying 8-page brief examine some of the emerging challenges in climate governance in South Africa and potential solutions. The lessons identified are also relevant for other developing economies. read more »


Policy indexes – what do they tell us and what are their applications? The case of climate policy and business planning in emerging markets

Policy indexes – what do they tell us and what are their applications? The case of climate policy and business planning in emerging markets

a working paper by Swenja Surminski 1 September, 2012

The last two decades have witnessed an explosion in the publication of country indexes that measure and rank the relative policy performances of governments. Whilst there … read more »


Wind power: a model of successful public policy?

Wind power: a model of successful public policy?

a commentary by Antoine Dechezleprêtre 3 July, 2012

Wind energy has been developing very quickly in the past years. Installation of wind turbines grew at an annual average rate of 30% between 2000 and 2009 and global installed … read more »


Durban has given a major boost to climate policy

Durban has given a major boost to climate policy

a commentary by Michael Jacobs 14 December, 2011

United Nations climate change conferences don’t of themselves cut greenhouse gas emissions. Negotiations about targets and texts cannot do that; only government policies that give incentives and require business investment … read more »