Promoting resilient economies by exploring insurance potential for facing coastal flooding and erosion: evidence from Italy, Spain, France and United Kingdom

Working paper by Osiel González Dávila, Mavra Stithou, Gianluca Pescaroli, Luca Pietrantoni, Pedro Díaz-Simal, Bénédicte Rulleau, Nabil Touli, François Hissel, Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Phoebe Koundouri on 1 Sep 2013

Insurance against natural perils such as flooding can be considered a significant element in coastal management. It can offer not only much-needed support to accelerate economic … read more »

Ten years of corporate action on climate change: What do we have to show for it?

Research article by Andy Gouldson on 1 Sep 2013

A significant proportion of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed, directly or indirectly, to corporate activities. An increasing number of companies have set targets and have adopted initiatives to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, raising the question of what sorts of outcomes can realistically be expected from corporate action on climate change? This […]

Energy efficiency and economic growth: a coevolutionary perspective and implications for a low carbon transition

Working paper by Tim Foxon, Julia Steinberger on 1 Sep 2013

This paper reviews recent strands of work arguing that high quality energy inputs and their efficient conversion to useful work have been key drivers of economic growth. This is important for understanding how a low carbon transition could be achieved and resulting implications for economic growth. An increase in energy input costs, due to declining […]

Identifying drivers of household coping strategies to multiple climatic hazards in Western Uganda: implications for adapting to future climate change

Research article by Rachel Berman, Claire Quinn, Jouni Paavola on 1 Sep 2013

This paper investigates what drives household coping strategies in rural Uganda under different climatic hazards. Rural households in sub-Saharan Africa draw on various coping strategies to reduce the impact of climatic hazards on their livelihoods. Research to date provides only limited understanding of how the coping strategy portfolio of households’ changes depending on the climatic […]