All pages with keywords: risk


Innovation, risk and government: perspectives and principles from the social sciences

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern, Fergus Green, Rodney Boyd, Reuben Finighan 19 November, 2014

The interplay between innovation and risk, and the social interactions between public and private sectors, are critical in fostering innovation and determining its effectiveness. read more »


On the relationship between personal experience, affect and risk perception: The case of climate change.

a research article by Sander van der Linden 30 May, 2014

European Journal of Social Psychology, 2014. Online. Abstract Examining the conceptual relationship between personal experience, affect, and risk perception is crucial in improving our understanding of how emotional and cognitive … 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 »


Assessing pricing assumptions for weather index insurance in a changing climate

Assessing pricing assumptions for weather index insurance in a changing climate

a research article by David Stainforth 11 February, 2014

We expose the benefits and limitations of the Bayesian Network approach, weather index insurance as an adaptation measure and climate simulations as a source of quantitative predictive information. Current climate model output is shown to be of limited value and difficult to use by index insurance practitioners. The method presented, however, is shown to be an effective tool for testing pricing assumptions and could feasibly be employed in the future to incorporate multiple sources of climate data. read more »


Assessing agricultural risks of climate change in the 21st century in a global gridded crop model intercomparison

Assessing agricultural risks of climate change in the 21st century in a global gridded crop model intercomparison

a research article by Delphine Deryng 16 December, 2013

Rosenzweig, C., Elliott, J., Deryng, D., et al. (2014). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(9), pp.3268–3273.



The role of insurance risk transfer in encouraging climate investment in developing countries

The role of insurance risk transfer in encouraging climate investment in developing countries

a research article by Swenja Surminski 26 March, 2013

In: Dupuy, P-M., Viñuales, J. E. (eds.) Harnessing foreign investment to promote environmental protection. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 228-250.


Crop biodiversity, productivity and production risk: Panel data micro-evidence from Ethiopia

Crop biodiversity, productivity and production risk: Panel data micro-evidence from Ethiopia

a research article by Mintewab Bezabih 27 November, 2012

Bangwayo-Skeete, P. F., Bezabih, M. and Zikhali, P. (2012). Natural Resources Forum, 36: 263–273.


Why is Boris Johnson promoting climate change “sceptics”?

Why is Boris Johnson promoting climate change “sceptics”?

a commentary by Bob Ward 1 August, 2012

On Thursday, Boris Johnson will host the second of the Mayor of London 2012 Debates, which he claims are “London’s intellectual contribution to the [Olympic] Games”, and “will help define … read more »