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Climate stories: why do climate scientists and sceptical voices participate in the climate debate?

Climate stories: why do climate scientists and sceptical voices participate in the climate debate?

a working paper by Amelia Sharman, Candice Howarth 5 days ago

Public perceptions of a polarised climate debate predominantly frame the key actors as climate scientists (CSs) versus sceptical voices (SVs); however it is unclear why CSs and SVs choose to … read more »


The climate beta

The climate beta

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Louise Kessler, Christian Gollier 11 days ago

Reducing emissions of CO2 today is expected to reduce climate damages in the future. In this paper, we examine the question of whether fighting climate change has the additional advantage … read more »


Crop productivity and adaptation to climate change in Pakistan

Crop productivity and adaptation to climate change in Pakistan

a working paper by Ashley Gorst, Ben Groom, Ali Dehlavi 16 days ago

How effective adaptation practices in response to climate change are is a crucial question confronting farmers across the world. Using detailed plot-level data from a specifically designed survey conducted in … read more »


Novel and improved insurance instruments for risk reduction

Novel and improved insurance instruments for risk reduction

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Florence Crick, Jillian Eldridge, Paul Hudson, Jeroen Aerts, Wouter Botzen, Jaroslav Mysiak, Carlos Dionisio Pérez-Blanco, Francisco Rego, Robin Nicolai, Carlos Neto, Reinhard Mechler, António Macedo, Anna Lorant, Conceição Colaço 27 days ago

Managing risk and adapting to climate change is essential to minimise the losses and damages during and after disasters and extreme weather events. Several risk management approaches exist, … read more »


International and sectoral variation in energy prices 1995-2011: how does it relate to emissions policy stringency?

International and sectoral variation in energy prices 1995-2011: how does it relate to emissions policy stringency?

a working paper by Misato Sato, Stefania Lovo, Gregor Singer, Damien Dussaux about 1 month ago

New research analsying major trends in global energy prices and the extent to which energy prices are a good proxy for emissions policy stringency. New dataset available. read more »


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Climate change priorities for the next UK Government

Headline Issue Since 2010 the UK has made good progress towards creating a climate-resilient and low-carbon economy. But challenges remain in ensuring that the full risks and costs of high-carbon … read more »


Looking for green jobs: the impact of green growth on employment

Looking for green jobs: the impact of green growth on employment

a policy report by Alex Bowen, Karlygash Kuralbayeva about 1 month ago

Assessing the consequences of environmental policies for employment presents a considerable challenge, and at present it is not possible for policy-makers to assess conflicting claims about the quality and quantity of green jobs that have already been created, or may be created in the future. read more »


Understanding climate finance for the Paris summit in December 2015 in the context of financing for sustainable development for the Addis Ababa conference in July 2015

Understanding climate finance for the Paris summit in December 2015 in the context of financing for sustainable development for the Addis Ababa conference in July 2015

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern about 1 month ago

Paper asserts that overseas aid to support developing countries should be interwoven with efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change. It claims that efforts to separate the two could be deeply damaging. read more »


China’s ‘new normal

China’s ‘new normal': better growth, better climate

a policy paper by Nicholas Stern, Fergus Green about 1 month ago

Paper analyses China’s economic and policy trends and its use of fossil fuels and finds that it is likely that China’s coal use has already passed a structural peak. read more »


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The management of multilateral negotiations: lessons from UN climate negotiations

a policy paper by Kai Monheim about 2 months ago

The 2009 Conference of Parties (COP 15) in Copenhagen, which aimed to deliver a first-ever comprehensive global climate deal, ended without agreement in part because of poor management … read more »


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Earth Day: scientists say 75% of known fossil fuel reserves must stay in ground

Earth Day: scientists say 75% of known fossil fuel reserves must stay in ground

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 4 days ago

Leading scientists and economists release statement to mark Earth Day in which they urge leaders to keep to commitments to avoid dangerous global warming read more »


Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris

Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 4 days ago

Experts have drawn up a 3-page summary of the action needed to be agreed on at the UN meeting in Paris this December, which is widely seen as the last chance for the world’s political leaders to agree on a binding treaty to prevent the global climate from slipping into a dangerously precarious state. read more »


The economists’ manifesto

The economists’ manifesto

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 6 days ago

If Britain’s top economists were in charge, what policies would they implement? Includes contribution from Nicholas Stern. read more »


March global temperatures set new highs, US agency NOAA says

March global temperatures set new highs, US agency NOAA says

a mention in the media for Nicholas Stern 8 days ago

Global temperatures continued to climb last month, with combined land and sea-surface temperatures setting fresh records amid prospects of more to come as El Nino conditions form in the Pacific, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. read more »



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