All pages with keywords: uncertainty


Ambiguity is another reason to mitigate climate change

Ambiguity is another reason to mitigate climate change

a commentary by Simon Dietz, Antony Millner 1 September, 2010

The answers to “How much should people sacrifice today for the benefit of those living several decades from now?” vary widely. This column suggests that people’s distaste for uncertainty – … read more »


Environmental prices, uncertainty and learning

Environmental prices, uncertainty and learning

a research article by Simon Dietz, Sam Fankhauser 19 August, 2010

There is an increasing demand for putting a shadow price on the environment to guide public policy and incentivize private behaviour. In practice, setting that price can be extremely … read more »


Environmental prices, uncertainty and learning

Environmental prices, uncertainty and learning

a working paper 1 October, 2009

There is an increasing demand for putting a shadow price on the environment to guide public policy and incentivise private behaviour. In practice, setting that price … read more »


The world needs an unbiased risk assessor

The world needs an unbiased risk assessor

a commentary by Nicholas Stern 24 March, 2009

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Environmental cost-benefit analysis

Environmental cost-benefit analysis

a research article by Giles Atkinson, Susana Mourato 17 March, 2008

Environmental cost-benefit analysis, or CBA, refers to the economic appraisal of policies and projects that have the deliberate aim of improving the provision of environmental services or actions that … read more »


A new global deal on climate change

A new global deal on climate change

a research article by Nicholas Stern, Cameron Hepburn 17 March, 2008

A global target of stabilizing greenhouse-gas concentrations at between 450 and 550 parts per million carbon-dioxide equivalent (ppm CO2e) has proven robust to recent developments in the science and … read more »