Publications

Trust, temperature fluctuations, and asylum applications

Working paper by Stefano Carattini, Marcella Veronesi on 24 Aug 2020

This paper studies the relationship between generalised trust in other members in society, temperature fluctuations during the maize growing season, and international migration by asylum seekers, asking whether trust mitigates or increases the impact of climate change on migration.




Submission to Call for Evidence on the Government’s approach to flood risk of inland flooding in England by the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Policy publication by Paola Sakai on 13 Jul 2020

On 4 March 2020 the House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee launched an inquiry scrutinising the Government’s plans for flood risk management in England. Building on the lessons learned from the 2019/20 winter weather, MPs will question the level of Government investment, the involvement of affected communities in decision making, and how […]


Global trends in climate change litigation: 2020 snapshot

Policy publication by Joana Setzer, Rebecca Byrnes on 3 Jul 2020

Climate change litigation has been growing in importance over the past three decades as a way of either advancing or delaying effective action on climate change. This report reviews key developments around the world in climate litigation over the period May 2019 to May 2020.


Emissions trading with transaction costs

Working paper by Marc Baudry, Anouk Faure, Simon Quemin on 25 Jun 2020

The authors of this paper develop a theoretical model of emissions trading in the presence of transaction costs, calibrating the model to annual transactions and compliance data in the European Union emissions trading scheme over its second phase.


Should Flood Re be extended to SMEs?

Policy publication by Paola Sakai on 16 Jun 2020

This new study from the UK flood affected areas looks at the economic costs of flooding on SMEs and proposes ways to increase their flood protection.


Does it pay for firms to go green?

Policy publication by Misato Sato, Tobias Kruse, Josh Burke, Myra Mohnen, Peter Pope on 15 Jun 2020

To tackle the challenges of climate change, more investment needs to be mobilised in low-carbon technologies and capital assets. This report examines the implications for firms as they diversify into the green marketplace. read more »


Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change among small businesses in developing countries: What role for multi-stakeholder partnerships? Experiences from Kenya

Working paper by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Florence Crick, Joanes Atela, Declan Conway on 9 Jun 2020

This paper investigates the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) in supporting the development of enabling conditions for adaptation to climate change among micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, with a focus on Kenya.


Disaster impacts and financing: local insights from the Philippines

Working paper by Arlan Brucal, Viktor Rözer, Denyse S. Dookie, Rebecca Byrnes, Majah-Leah V. Ravago, Faye Cruz, Gemma Narisma on 9 Jun 2020

The Philippines is highly exposed to natural hazards including typhoons. This report, finding that financial aid tends to be heavily focused on response to hazards rather than preparedness and resilience, investigates why further disaster risk policy intervention may be required at the local level and provides guidance to policymakers. read more »