Publications

Global trends in climate change litigation: 2022 snapshot

Policy publication by Joana Setzer, Catherine Higham on 30 Jun 2022

This latest edition of our annual report on global trends in climate change litigation takes stock of developments over the period May 2021 to May 2022, and draws on a number of recent case studies from around the world. It also identifies areas where climate litigation cases are likely to increase in the future.


The triple differential vulnerability of female entrepreneurs to climate risk in sub-Saharan Africa: Gendered barriers and enablers to private sector adaptation

Research article by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Elena Castellano, Shaikh Eskander, Dorice Agol, Mamadou Diop, Declan Conway, Elizabeth Sprout on 15 Jun 2022

The authors of this paper conduct a systematic review to synthesize existing knowledge on differential vulnerability of female entrepreneurs in Africa to climate risk, in relation to their sensitivity to extreme climate events and their adaptive capacity.






Stress-testing development pathways under a changing climate: water-energy-food security in the lake Malawi-Shire river system

Research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Declan Conway, Suraje Dessai, David Mkwambisi, Andrew Dougill on 28 Feb 2022

Malawi depends on Lake Malawi outflows into the Shire River for its water, energy and food (WEF) security. The authors of this paper explore future WEF security risks under the combined impacts of climate change and ambitious development pathways for water use expansion.


Can insurance catalyse government planning on climate? Emergent evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Research article by Swenja Surminski, Jon Barnes, Katharine Vincent on 22 Feb 2022

This paper explores how climate risk information produced in the context of insurance-related activities can support public climate adaptation planning. The central contribution is to outline how relevant climate risk information can translate into behaviour change, and the drivers and barriers that influence this in Sub-Saharan Africa.