All pages with keywords: risk

As Southern Africa faces new urban drought challenges, who is heeding the wake-up call?

a commentary by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Patrick Curran, Declan Conway 4 December, 2018

The major disruption to urban water and hydroelectricity supplies caused by the conditions accompanying the 2015/16 El Niño in Southern Africa show that governments and businesses need to be more prepared for climatic extremes, argue the authors of this commentary. read more »


Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas: a case study from Kenya

Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas: a case study from Kenya

a working paper by Joanes Atela, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Florence Crick 16 October, 2018

This research suggests that female-led MSMEs in Narok, Kenya, may face both additional exposure to climate risk compared with men, and additional barriers to adapting to that risk. 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 »


The multifaceted relationship between environmental risks and poverty: new insights from Vietnam

The multifaceted relationship between environmental risks and poverty: new insights from Vietnam

a research article by Mook Bangalore 5 April, 2018

Despite complex interlinkages, insights into the multifaceted relationship between environmental risks and poverty can be gained through an analysis of different risks across space, time and scale within a single … read more »


Adaptation to climate change: A review through a development economics lens

Adaptation to climate change: A review through a development economics lens

a research article by David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe, Tom McDermott 22 January, 2017

This paper looks at adaptation to climate change from the point of view of (poor) households. Since the development literature has firmly established the role of weather risk as a … 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 »


Response to report on the impact of climate change on London’s economy

Press release 23 July, 2015

Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director, comments on a new report published by the Economy Committee of the London Assembly. read more »


Climate Shock: It’s Not Over ’til the Fat Tail Zings

Public Lecture 9 Mar 2015

Grantham Research Institute public lecture Gernot Wagner, lead senior economist at the Environmental Defense Fund and Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs at the Columbia School of International … read more »


Flood risk and climate change implications for MSPs

Flood risk and climate change implications for MSPs

in the news Swenja Surminski 15 May, 2014

Enhance – Partnership for Risk Reduction


Managing unnatural disaster risk from climate extremes

a research article by Swenja Surminski 26 March, 2014

Mechler, R. Bouwer, R.M., Linnerooth-Bayer, J.,  Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Aerts, J.C.J.H., Surminski, S., Williges, K. (2014): Managing unnatural disaster risk from climate extremes. Nature Climate Change  4, 235–237 (2014) External link to … read more »