All pages with keywords: risk

Consultation response: ‘Streamlined energy and carbon reporting’

Consultation response: ‘Streamlined energy and carbon reporting’

a briefing note by Simon Dietz, Sini Matikainen, Bruno Rauis 8 December, 2017

This paper sets out responses to selected questions from the the UK government’s consultation on its proposal for a more streamlined and effective energy and carbon reporting framework. read more »


Promoting flood risk reduction: The role of insurance in Germany and England

Promoting flood risk reduction: The role of insurance in Germany and England

a research article by Swenja Surminski 5 October, 2017

Improving society’s ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from flooding requires integrated, anticipatory flood risk management (FRM). However, most countries still focus their efforts on responding to … 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 »


The climate beta

The climate beta

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Louise Kessler, Christian Gollier 28 June, 2016

This paper examines the question of whether fighting climate change has the additional advantage of reducing the aggregate risk borne by future generations. This raises the question of the ‘climate beta’, i.e. the elasticity of climate damages with respect to a change in aggregate consumption. read more »


‘Climate value at risk’ of global financial assets

a research article by Simon Dietz, Alex Bowen, Charlie Dixon, Philip Gradwell 4 April, 2016

Investors and financial regulators are increasingly aware of climate change risks. So far, most of the attention has fallen on whether controls on carbon emissions will strand the … 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 »


Swenja Surminski

Taking a risk on the weather

in the news Swenja Surminski 3 February, 2016

Swenja Surminski looks at how the insurance industry is having to adapt to cope with the challenges of possible climate change and highlights some of the problems it faces read more »


RSS | Nicolas Treich “Consumption, Risk and Prioritarianism”

Research Seminar Serie 24 Feb 2016

Prof. Nicolas Treich, Director of Research at INRA Toulouse, will be the speaker at this event. Nicolas will be presenting his paper entitled “Consumption, Risk and  Prioritarianism” co-authored with Matthew … read more »


Does it matter what you call it? Reflections on how companies voluntarily disclose their adaptation activities

Does it matter what you call it? Reflections on how companies voluntarily disclose their adaptation activities

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Karoliina Isoaho 30 September, 2015

Adapting to climate change requires the engagement of a wide range of stakeholders, including the private sector. However, little is still known about if and how corporations, particularly those operating … read more »


The role of flood insurance in reducing direct risk

a policy report by Swenja Surminski 15 August, 2015

Chapter in ‘Future Directions of Consumer Flood Insurance in the UK’, compendium published by Southampton Law School, University of Southampton. 2015.


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