All pages with keywords: IPCC

Recommendations for improving the treatment of risk and uncertainty in economic estimates of climate impacts in the Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report

Recommendations for improving the treatment of risk and uncertainty in economic estimates of climate impacts in the Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report

a research article by Thomas Stoerk, Gernot Wagner, Bob Ward 1 August, 2018

Large discrepancies persist between projections of the physical impacts of climate change and economic damage estimates. These discrepancies increase with increasing global average temperature projections. Based on this observation, … read more »


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 »


How much will it cost to cut global greenhouse gas emissions?

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Putting a cost on investing in mitigating climate change Economists continue to model the costs of investment to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and the different routes these cuts could … read more »


‘Lukewarmer’ wrong again about climate change impacts

‘Lukewarmer’ wrong again about climate change impacts

a commentary by Bob Ward 5 February, 2018

On 30 January, Viscount Ridley asked the following question during a debate in the House of Lords about climate-related financial disclosures: “Does my noble friend agree that climate-related financial disclosures … read more »


Letter to Viscount Ridley (31 January 2018)

Letter to Viscount Ridley (31 January 2018)

a policy publication by Bob Ward 31 January, 2018

Letter from Bob Ward written in response to a statement made by Viscount Ridley in the House of Lords on 30th January 2018. The letter sets out to correct the … read more »


Nationally Self-Interested Climate Change Mitigation:  A Unified Conceptual Framework

Nationally Self-Interested Climate Change Mitigation: A Unified Conceptual Framework

a working paper by Fergus Green 13 July, 2015

This paper finds that the vast majority of emissions cuts needed to decarbonise the global economy this century can lead to domestic economic benefits that outweigh the costs for individual countries, even before the avoided risks of dangerous climate change are taken into account. read more »


Climate change: The necessary, the possible and the desirable. Earth League climate statement on the implications for climate policy from the 5th IPCC Assessment.

Climate change: The necessary, the possible and the desirable. Earth League climate statement on the implications for climate policy from the 5th IPCC Assessment.

a research article by Bob Ward, Nicholas Stern 14 December, 2014

The development of human civilisations has occurred at a time of stable climate. This climate stability is now threatened by human activity. The rising global climate risk occurs at a … read more »


Climate change could be slower than forecast

in the news Bob Ward 26 September, 2014

The Times, 26th September, 2014: Carbon dioxide emissions have less impact on the global average temperature than has been claimed by the UN’s climate change advisory body, according to a … read more »


Global warming impacts ‘severe, widespread, and irreversible’, UN warns

Global warming impacts ‘severe, widespread, and irreversible’, UN warns

in the news Bob Ward 27 August, 2014

Urgent action needed to tackle man-made climate change, leaked report warns read more »


Errors in estimates of the aggregate economic impacts of climate change – Part III

Errors in estimates of the aggregate economic impacts of climate change – Part III

a commentary by Bob Ward 8 May, 2014

In previous commentaries on 2 April and 15 April, I described my ongoing efforts to have some small but significant errors corrected in three papers by Professor Richard Tol and … read more »