Publications

Adaptation opportunities and maladaptive outcomes in climate vulnerability hotspots of northern Ghana

Research article by Philip Antwi-Agyei, Andy Dougill, Lindsay Stringer, Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe on 18 Mar 2018

How climate change adaptation practices can constrain development and deliver maladaptive outcomes in vulnerability hotspots is yet to be explored in-depth using case study analyses. This paper explores the effects of climate change coping and adaptation responses in three case study villages across the Central Gonja district of northern Ghana. The study addresses the following […]




Producer Cities and Consumer Cities: Using Production- and Consumption-Based Carbon Accounts to Guide Climate Action in China, the UK, and the US

Research article by Andrew Sudmant, Joel Millward-Hopkins, Andy Gouldson, John Barrett, Kate Scott on 1 Mar 2018

Meeting the commitments made in the Paris Agreement on climate change will require different approaches in different countries. However, a common feature in many contexts relates to the continued and sometimes increasing significance of the carbon footprints of urban centres. These footprints consider both production or territorial (i.e. Scope 1 and 2) emissions, and consumption […]





How do sectoral policies support climate compatible development? An empirical analysis focusing on southern Africa

Research article by Stavros Afionis, Matthew England, Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill on 23 Jan 2018

Promoting inclusive and sustainable economic and social development whilst simultaneously adapting to climate change impacts and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions – Climate Compatible Development (CCD) – requires coherent policy approaches that span multiple sectors. This paper develops and applies a qualitative content analysis to assess national sector policies of ten southern African countries to determine […]



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 on 20 Jan 2018

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 […]