Publications

Climate change and the just transition – A guide for investor action

Policy publication by Nick Robins, Vonda Brunsting, David Wood on 6 Dec 2018

A ‘just transition’ for workers and communities as the world’s economy responds to climate change was included as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. This guide sets out how investors can address the social dimension of climate change and pursue the goal of a just transition as part of their core operating […]




Socially Just Triple-Wins? A Framework for Evaluating the Social Justice Implications of Climate Compatible Development

Research article by Ben Wood, Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill, Claire Quinn on 18 Jan 2018

Climate compatible development (CCD) aims to help people improve their lives in the face of climate threats without exacerbating these threats for current and future generations. It is proving an attractive concept to both academics and practitioners. However, the social justice implications of CCD have not yet been comprehensively explored and an absence of adequate […]



Discounting and the representative median agent

Working paper by Johannes Emmerling, Ben Groom, Tanja Wettingfeld on 24 Jul 2017

Social discount rates (SDRs) are used in cost–benefit analysis to determine the present value of future costs and benefits: for example, to determine how much today’s society should invest in … read more »


Investigating Climate Compatible Development Outcomes and their Implications for Distributive Justice: Evidence from Malawi

Research article by Ben Wood, Claire Quinn, Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill on 18 May 2017

Governments and donors are investing in climate compatible development in order to reduce climate and development vulnerabilities. However, the rate at which climate compatible development is being operationalised has outpaced academic enquiry into the concept. Interventions aiming to achieve climate compatible development “wins” (for development, mitigation, adaptation) can also create negative side-effects. Moreover, benefits and […]


Researching climate change and community in neoliberal contexts: an emerging critical approach

Research article by Susannah Mary Sallu, Lucie Middlemiss on 18 Mar 2017

In a 2011 contribution to this journal, Walker examined the ways that community is routinely employed in carbon governance, suggesting the need for more critical approaches. Here, we characterize an emerging, critical approach to researching climate change and community in neoliberal contexts, focusing attention principally on the global north, where this body of research has […]