Multiple benefits from climate change mitigation: assessing the evidence

Policy publication by Kirk Hamilton, Milan Brahmbhatt, Jiemei Liu on 3 Nov 2017

This report assesses what is known about potential co-benefits across multiple domains: environmental, economy-wide, and sector-specific. It then reports on empirical results on co-benefits, in particular the application of integrated assessment models (IAMs) to simulate co-benefits over the course of the century. read more »

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

Research article by Matthew England, Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill, Stavros Afionis on 18 Oct 2017

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 […]

Geoengineering at the ‘edge of the world’: exploring perceptions of ocean fertilization through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation

Working paper by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Mike Hulme on 28 Sep 2017

This paper describes an opportunistic case study of the 2012 Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation’s ocean fertilization project. Anchored in notions of place and identity, the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation marks a novel entry point into social research on geoengineering, which enables a more situated engagement with ocean fertilization, in keeping with geographical traditions. The paper […]

Uncertainty and ambiguity in environmental economics: conceptual issues

Working paper by Geoffrey Heal, Antony Millner on 26 Sep 2017

When it comes to climate change and biodiversity loss, standard decision-making tools may no longer capture important aspects of our uncertainty preferences. Richer models of decision-making, which allow us to express lack of confidence in our information, may be more desirable. read more »