The Role of Risk Perceptions in Climate Change Communication: A Media Analysis of the UK Winter Floods 2015/2016

Book Chapter by Viktoria Cologna, Rosalind Bark, Jouni Paavola

In the winter 2015/2016 a series of storms resulted in widespread flooding in northern England, damaging hundreds of properties, disrupting transport and exposing public contempt of flood risk management. The flooding was widely covered in the media. This chapter develops a methodological framework to conceptualise factors influencing risk perception related to flood events and discusses […]

The European Union in International Climate Change Negotiations

Book by Stavros Afionis

The EU has been portrayed as a leader in international climate change negotiations. Its role in the development of the climate change regime, as well as the adoption of novel policy instruments such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in 2005, are frequently put forward as indicative of a determination to push the international climate […]

Realising the ‘triple dividend of resilience’ – A new business case for disaster risk management

Book by Swenja Surminski

This book develops a new business case for investment based on the multiple dividends of resilience. This looks beyond only avoided losses (the first dividend) to the wider benefits gained independently of whether or not the disaster event occurs. These include unleashing entrepreneurial activities and productive investments by lowering the looming threat of losses from […]

Environment and sustainability

Book, Research article by Jouni Paavola

Many central concerns of social economics, such as embeddedness, plural values and social justice, are highly pertinent to environment and sustainability. Somewhat paradoxically, there has been relatively little research on environment and sustainability in the core social-economics research community. But this is not to say that social-economics research on the environment and sustainability does not […]

Emissions Markets and Products

Book by Luca Taschini

Chapter 5 in Andrea Roncoroni, Gianluca Fusai, and Mark Cummins (eds.) Handbook of Multi-Commodity Markets and Products: Structuring, Trading and Risk Management. Wiley, 2015 Link to publisher

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