Linking emission trading schemes

Research article by Luca Taschini on 20 Feb 2012

In principle, linking emission trading schemes would favour the depletion of low-cost abatement opportunities that are geographically spread over the globe. However, this would only be possible if the … read more »

‘Vulnerability hotspots’: integrating socioeconomic and hydrological models to identify where cereal production may decline due to climate change induced drought

Working paper by Evan Fraser, Elisabeth Simelton, Mette Termansen, Simon Gosling, Andrew South on 1 Feb 2012

Abstract of Working Paper 83 The purpose of this paper is to identify which of the world’s cereal producing regions are likely to become vulnerable to climate change over the 21st century by identifying those regions that will be Exposed to climatic stress; and Have a limited capacity to adapt. First, we use a global […]

Cultivating clean energy in Mali: policy analysis and livelihood impacts of Jatropha curcas

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

Abstract of Working Paper 84 Fossil fuel depletion, energy security and climate change concerns have precipitated recent investment in biofuels. However, empirical case study data on the benefits and drawbacks of biofuels is lacking. This paper presents new integrated mixed-method multi-level assessments of the potential for inedible biodiesel crop Jatropha curcas to diversify livelihood strategies […]

Link between climate change mitigation and resource efficiency: A UK case study

Research article by John Barrett, Kate Scott on 1 Feb 2012

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the links between dematerialisation and climate change mitigation. Methods used for material flow analyses (MFA) within the wider context of industrial ecology (which includes a focus on all resource flows in an economy, not purely material tonnage) tend to focus either on detoxification and pollution reduction or dematerialisation […]