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This report and brief provide improved estimates of the likely economic damages from climate change to the UK, highlighting where the greatest risks and need for adaptation are. These are translated into loss of socioeconomic welfare and reported as an equivalent loss of the UK’s GDP under two different policy scenarios – one in which current policies continue and another in which strong mitigation policies are put in place. Read more

Climate change impacts could cause damage to the UK equivalent to cutting the size of the economy by at least 7.4 per cent by the end of this century, unless there are stronger reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report published today (30 May 2022) by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Read more

This paper assesses the investment requirements for emerging markets and developing economies that are critical to their development and climate goals, arguing for a big-push investment programme to boost growth and meet global temperature targets. Read more

In this policy insight, the authors explain how rising to the climate and poverty challenges in tandem can generate great gains for people and the environment across continents and create new paths for sustainable development and poverty reduction – while delayed action on climate change will entrench poverty around the world. Read more

This report [in French] is the result of research conducted in the semi-arid Kaolack region of Senegal, as part of the Women Entrepreneurs in Climate Change Adaptation (WECCA) project. Read more

Adapting to climate change impacts and risks and improving how we manage them is crucial. Part of this lies in financing. In this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership series, Emma Howard Boyd of the Environment Agency describes challenges and progress in financing climate resilience in the UK and the wider world. Read more

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