All pages with keywords: flooding

Submission to Call for Evidence on Flooding and Coastal Erosion by Defra

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski, Viktor Roezer, Sara Mehryar, Rebecca Byrnes 9 October, 2019

This paper summarises the Institute’s submission to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ call for evidence on policy direction to prepare the UK for flooding and coastal erosion, drawing on a decade of work by the Grantham Research Institute with the insurance industry and policymakers addressing issues around climate change and adaptation. read more »


Researchers warn that world leaders are being misled by economic assessments of future climate change impacts

Press release 20 September, 2019

An international group of researchers today (20 September 2019) warn that policymakers have been receiving economic assessments of future climate change impacts which omit the biggest risks. The researchers on … read more »


The missing economic risks in assessments of climate change impacts

a policy publication by Ruth DeFries, Ottmar Edenhofer, Alex Halliday, Geoffrey Heal, Timothy Lenton, Michael Puma, James Rising, Johan Rockström, Alex C. Ruane, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, David Stainforth, Nicholas Stern, Marco Tedesco, Bob Ward 20 September, 2019

Economic assessments of the potential future risks of climate change have been omitting or grossly underestimating many of the most serious consequences for lives and livelihoods because these risks are difficult to quantify precisely and lie outside of human experience. This policy insight identifies and draws attention to these ‘missing risks’ and discusses how populations might fare in light of their potential to adapt in the face of these risks. read more »


Whaley Bridge dam: heed flood defence warning, experts urge

Whaley Bridge dam: heed flood defence warning, experts urge

in the news Bob Ward 2 August, 2019

Bob Ward says the UK’s flood defence system isn’t fit for the 21st century. read more »


Cyclone Idai’s devastating impacts highlight the importance of overseas aid from rich to poor countries

a commentary by Bob Ward 22 March, 2019

Bob Ward argues that the disastrous effects Cyclone Idai on Mozambique has shown the crucial importance of rich countries providing financial support to poor countries, to help them become more resilient to extreme weather and to adapt to climate change. read more »


The role of independent bodies in climate governance: the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

The role of independent bodies in climate governance: the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Sam Fankhauser, Jared J. Finnegan 1 October, 2018

10 years on from its establishment, this report assesses the role of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in shaping UK climate policy, drawing out lessons for international and domestic policymakers. read more »


The role and influence of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Sam Fankhauser, Jared J. Finnegan 1 October, 2018

This policy brief provides a summary assessment of the role of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in shaping UK climate policy. 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 »


Are seawalls correlated with lower property values in California?

Are seawalls correlated with lower property values in California?

a working paper by Arlan Brucal, Qingran Li, John Lynham 2 July, 2018

As sea levels rise with climate change there is pressure to protect the coast but while individual properties may benefit from seawalls, neighbouring properties may experience negative effects due, for example, to accelerated beach loss. This paper investigates the impacts of seawalls on property values in San Diego and Santa Cruz. read more »


Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: insights from an agent-based model

Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: insights from an agent-based model

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Florence Crick 28 March, 2017

Jenkins, K., Surminski, S., Hall, J. and Crick, F. (2017) Assessing surface water flood risk and management strategies under future climate change: insights from an agent-based model. Science of the … read more »