Policy and institutional frameworks for the promotion of sustainable biofuels in Mali

Working paper by Nicola Favretto, Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill on 1 Sep 2012

Abstract of Working Paper 103 This paper presents a multi-level assessment of the potential for oil-bearing, non-edible tree Jatropha curcas (Jatropha) to improve rural development and energy security in Mali: a sub-Saharan African country that has led biofuel policy initiatives. It addresses knowledge gaps on the role of national policy instruments and multi-stakeholder engagement in […]

Understanding the limits of voluntary carbon reporting and the potential of mandatory reporting

Working paper by Andy Dougill on 1 Sep 2012

Abstract of Working Paper 104 Information can play a hugely important role in the governance of corporate behaviour. The provision of reliable information on the financial performance of firms underpins the operation of financial markets, and the provision of information on the environmental performance of firms has enabled both ‘governance from the inside’ (through corporations […]

Characterising the nature of vulnerability to climate variability: empirical evidence from two regions of Ghana

Working paper by Philip Antwi-Agyei, Andy Dougill, Evan Fraser, Lindsay Stringer on 1 Sep 2012

Abstract of Working Paper 105 This paper builds on an initial national and regional level vulnerability assessment by developing and applying a livelihood vulnerability index at the community and household scales to explore the nature of climate vulnerability. It provides innovative methodological steps in relation to livelihood assessment to identify the vulnerability of households and […]