Flood risk perceptions and the UK media: Moving beyond “once in a lifetime” to “Be Prepared” reporting

Research article by Rosalind Bark, Jouni Paavola, Viktoria Cologna on 23 Jan 2017

In the winter 2015/2016 a series of storms resulted in widespread flooding in northern England, damaging hundreds of properties, disrupting transport and causing public disdain. The flooding was widely covered in the media. This article develops a methodological framework to conceptualise factors influencing risk perception related to flood events, discusses the media’s role as amplifier […]

Cooperation in the climate commons

Working paper by Stefano Carattini, Simon Levin, Alessandro Tavoni on 18 Jan 2017

This paper surveys the existing empirical evidence on the scope for cooperation in the climate commons and on the effectiveness of possible interventions to spur it. Given the global public … read more »

Climate policy integration in the land use sector: Mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development linkages

Research article by Monica Di Gregorio, Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat, Jouni Paavola, Intan Maya Sari, Leandra Fatorelli, Emilia Pramova, Bruno Locatelli, Maria Brockhaus, Sonya Dyah Kusumadewi on 1 Jan 2017

This article re-conceptualizes Climate Policy Integration (CPI) in the land use sector to highlight the need to assess the level of integration of mitigation and adaptation objectives and policies to minimize trade-offs and to exploit synergies. It suggests that effective CPI in the land use sector requires i) internal climate policy coherence between mitigation and […]

Can low-carbon urban development be pro-poor? The case of Kolkata, India

Research article by Sarah Colenbrander, Andy Gouldson, Stephen Hall, Faye McAnulla, N. Kerr, Andrew Sudmant, J. Roy, S. Sarkar, A. Ghatak, D. Chakravarty, D. Ganguly on 23 Dec 2016

Fast-growing cities in the global South have an important role to play in climate change mitigation. However, city governments typically focus on more pressing socioeconomic needs, such as reducing urban poverty. To what extent can social, economic and climate objectives be aligned? Focusing on Kolkata in India, we consider the economic case for low-carbon urban […]

Consumption-based carbon accounting: does it have a future?

Research article by Stavros Afionis, John Barrett, Andy Gouldson, Marco Sakai, Kate Scott on 23 Dec 2016

Internationally, allocation of responsibility for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is currently based on the production-based (PB) accounting method, which measures emissions generated in the place where goods and services are produced. However, the growth of emissions embodied in trade has raised the question whether we should switch to, or amalgamate PB accounting, with other accounting […]