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Inequality aversion and the environment

Inequality aversion and the environment

a working paper by Frank Venmans, Ben Groom 3 days ago

In this paper the authors provide experimental evidence to illustrate that aversion to environmental inequality is as pronounced as aversion to income inequality and varies across different types of environmental quality. read more »


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Understanding decisions and disasters: A retrospective analysis of Hurricane Sandy’s ‘focusing power’ on climate change adaptation policy in New York City

a working paper by Samantha McCraine, Swenja Surminski 3 days ago

Disasters such as hurricanes can open a window of opportunity when these act as ‘focusing events’ on the policy agenda. This paper explores the ‘focusing power’ of Hurricane Sandy in the context of New York City during 2012 and beyond. read more »


Integrating social protection and climate change adaptation: A review

a research article by Janna Tenzing 10 days ago

Policymakers are increasingly interested in how social protection is evolving in the context of climate change. This review assesses what the literature tells us about its role in facilitating adaptation … read more »


Adding fuel to fire? Social spillovers in the adoption of LPG in India

a research article by Suchita Srinivasan, Stefano Carattini 23 days ago

This paper focuses on the Indian context and investigates, over a relatively long time-frame, whether social spillover effects might have played a role in a household’s decision to use LPG, and how these effects varied across different sub-populations. read more »


Insurance as a catalyst for using climate risk information for government planning and decision-making: A framework for analysing drivers and barriers, tested against evidence emerging from Sub-Saharan Africa

Insurance as a catalyst for using climate risk information for government planning and decision-making: A framework for analysing drivers and barriers, tested against evidence emerging from Sub-Saharan Africa

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Jon Barnes, Katharine Vincent about 1 month ago

This paper from the UMFULA programme investigates the potential catalyst role of insurance in adaptation to climate change in a developing country context that is characterised by low insurance penetration and a relatively low level of government planning, analysing the problem from the perspective of insurers in South Africa, Malawi and Tanzania. read more »


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Submission to call for evidence: Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity

a policy publication by Alexandra Pinzón, Simon Dikau, Nick Robins 8 days ago

This paper was submitted to the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity – Call for Evidence, an independent global review to assess the economic value of biodiversity and to identify actions that will enhance biodiversity and deliver economic prosperity. read more »


Financing climate change and sustainable growth

Financing climate change and sustainable growth

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern 14 days ago

Presentation given by Nicholas Stern at the Pledging Conference for GCF’s First Replenishment 24–25 October 2019. In the presentation Professor Lord Nicholas Stern outlines how well designed sustainable  infrastructure can be pro growth, pro poor, and pro climate. read more »


Submission to the Environment Agency’s consultation on the Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski, Viktor Roezer, Sara Mehryar, Rebecca Byrnes, Bob Ward, Josh Burke about 1 month ago

This submission was made to the Environment Agency’s consultation on its draft strategy for flood and coastal risk management in England, and draws on the Grantham Research Institute’s work and expertise over many years in this area. read more »


Addressing the impacts of climate change through an effective Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage

Addressing the impacts of climate change through an effective Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage

a policy publication by Rebecca Byrnes, Swenja Surminski about 1 month ago

This paper is a submission to the second review of the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) on Loss and Damage under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will take place at COP25 in December. The submission looks at the Loss and Damage policy debate, how it relates to other international frameworks and efforts in the areas of mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development, and identifies how the WIM can be most effective. read more »


Banking the just transition in the UK

Banking the just transition in the UK

a policy publication by Nick Robins, Sophia Tickell, William Irwin about 1 month ago

This policy insight looks at looks at the contribution the banking sector can make to ensuring that a just transition happens in the UK, under the Government’s commitment to a net-zero-carbon economy by 2050. read more »


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Just one in ten energy suppliers have made net-zero plans

Just one in ten energy suppliers have made net-zero plans

a mention in the media for Cameron Hepburn 9 days ago

Only 10 per cent of the world’s biggest energy suppliers have made a dated commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero. read more »


Only 1 in 10 of the world’s largest energy companies have made plans to get to net zero emissions

Press release 10 days ago

Just 13 out of the largest 132 coal, electricity, and oil and gas companies have made commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero, research published today has … read more »


Climategate 10 years on: what lessons have we learned?

Climategate 10 years on: what lessons have we learned?

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 12 days ago

Bob Ward says that the so called “Climategate” affair set back public policy-making in the UK and other western countries. read more »


The climate election: Five radical environmental policies that voters support

The climate election: Five radical environmental policies that voters support

a mention in the media for Bob Ward 14 days ago

This article considers levels of support for various climate and environmental policies in the run up to the 2019 UK General Election. In the article Bob Ward warns that getting to net zero by 2030 might prove more popular in theory than in practice. read more »


How to finance a Global Green New Deal

Commentary 15 days ago

Richard Kozul-Wright argues for a coordinated global investment programme to tackle the twin challenge of delivering social and economic development while stabilising the climate. read more »


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