All pages with keywords: sustainability

Mind over matter – how expectations generate sustainable wealth

Mind over matter – how expectations generate sustainable wealth

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis 19 March, 2019

Dimitri Zenghelis writes on how our expectations of the future shape the world and how we generate wealth, and determine whether and how we meet our climate and sustainability targets. read more »


Climate information needs in Southern Africa: a review

Climate information needs in Southern Africa: a review

a working paper by Daleen Lötter, Claire Davis, Emma Archer van Garderen, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Mark Tadross, Willem Landman, Sabine Stuart-Hill, Graham Jewitt 2 July, 2018

There are currently challenges to generating climate services relating both to the supply of climate science and its application. This paper from the UMFULA project reviews the current availability of climate information in Southern Africa and assesses the requirements of a variety of end users in the region, highlighting the importance of creating user-tailored climate services. read more »


The roles of financial institutions and finance ministries in delivering the Paris Agreement on climate change

a commentary by Nicholas Stern 29 November, 2016

This commentary is based on presentations made at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which took place in Marrakech Morocco between 7 and 18 November 2016. read more »


Public lecture | Ecosystem services and poverty alleviation

Public Lecture 2 Feb 2016

Department of Geography and Environment and Grantham Research Institute public lecture Introduced and chaired by Professor Giles Atkinson When and how do ecosystem services contribute to poverty alleviation in developing … read more »


Climate resilience and economic resilience go hand in hand

Climate resilience and economic resilience go hand in hand

a commentary by Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Sam Fankhauser 23 September, 2015

Developing countries should tackle the twin opportunities of climate resilience and economic resilience together argue Adriana Kocornik-Mina and Samuel Fankhauser. read more »


Brief Communication: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – success or warning sign for Paris?

Brief Communication: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – success or warning sign for Paris?

a research article by Swenja Surminski 16 June, 2015

In March 2015, a new international blueprint for disaster risk reduction (DRR) has been adopted in Sendai, Japan, at the end of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk … read more »


Assessing the Relationship Between Human Well-being and Ecosystem Services: A Review of Frameworks

Assessing the Relationship Between Human Well-being and Ecosystem Services: A Review of Frameworks

a research article by Matthew Agarwala, Giles Atkinson, Susana Mourato 21 April, 2015

Focusing on the most impoverished populations, we critically review and synthesise key themes from dominant frameworks for assessing the relationship between well-being and ecosystem services in developing countries. This requires … read more »


Green growth: an assessment

Green growth: an assessment

a research article by Alex Bowen, Cameron Hepburn 18 November, 2014

‘Green growth’ is almost tautologically required for global welfare to rise in the long run. Economic growth is desirable, not least because over 1 billion people still live in conditions … read more »


RSS – Armon Rezai – Trade and Resource Sustainability with Overlapping Generations

Research Seminar Serie 19 Nov 2014

Armon Rezai from the Vienna University of Economics will be the speaker for this seminar. Armon will be presenting his paper Trade and Resource Sustainability with Overlapping Generations  To download … read more »


Natural capital accounting and climate change

a research article by Matthew Agarwala, Giles Atkinson 25 June, 2014

Governments and businesses are beginning to account for natural capital, but must collaborate to promote sustainability, combat climate change and improve decision-making. read more »