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Adding fuel to fire? Social spillovers in the adoption of LPG in India

a research article by Suchita Srinivasan, Stefano Carattini 29 October, 2019

This paper focuses on the Indian context and investigates, over a relatively long time-frame, whether social spillover effects might have played a role in a household’s decision to use LPG, and how these effects varied across different sub-populations. read more »


Hydro power and the power of people in India

Hydro power and the power of people in India

Public Lecture Joana Setzer, Architesh Panda 8 Oct 2019

Speakers: Subrat Kumar Sahu, Ruth Kattumuri, Architesh Panda, Joana Setzer The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, India Observatory, and the LSE India Society invite you to … read more »


United Nations summit raises ambition on climate action

a commentary by Charlotte Taylor, Bob Ward 27 September, 2019

The Climate Action Summit, hosted on 23 September at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, succeeded in securing stronger action to reduce greenhouse gases, even though media … read more »


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 »


Danger of chronic heat exposure for people in developing world’s largest cities

Press release 6 September, 2019

In 2018, seven of the largest cities in the world experienced dangerous levels of long-term heat, including Delhi, Lahore and Manila People in seven of the world’s largest cities are … read more »


Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

Importance of snow and glacier meltwater for agriculture on the Indo-Gangetic Plain

a research article by Christian Siderius 10 July, 2019

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, according to this paper published in Nature Sustainability. read more »


Millions of farmers depend on meltwater from Himalaya glaciers

Press release 9 July, 2019

The faster melting of glaciers in the Himalayas in recent years will affect the crop production and livelihoods of around 129 million farmers who depend on meltwater from these glaciers, new research published in Nature Sustainability reveals. read more »


Remarks on “development and growth” by Nicholas Stern

Remarks on “development and growth” by Nicholas Stern

an announcement featuring Nicholas Stern 26 April, 2019

Edited version (with references) of a talk given by Nicholas Stern for Jim Mirrlees’ Memorial Conference at Nuffield College, Oxford on 26 April 2019.


Adding fuel to fire? Social spillovers and spatial disparities in the adoption of LPG in India

a working paper by Suchita Srinivasan, Stefano Carattini 8 February, 2019

This paper investigates the role of ‘social spillovers’ – people learning from and imitating the behaviour of other people – in the adoption of new technologies, with a focus on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in India. The conclusions are important for policymakers seeking to hasten the switch to cleaner energy sources in developing countries. 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 »