Publications



Adaptation to climate change

Working paper by Sam Fankhauser on 11 Nov 2016

This article reviews the economic and analytical challenges of adaptation to climate change. Adaptation to climate risks that can no longer be avoided is an important aspect of the global … read more »



Should we tax or trade carbon?

by Sam Fankhauser on 4 Nov 2016

Published in: Bridging the Ambition Gap:  The Rise, Reach and Power of Carbon Markets. 13th Edition of Greenhouse Gas Market Report. 2016. External link to publisher



Submission to the inquiry on ‘Brexit: environment and climate change’ by the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

Policy publication by Bob Ward, Maria Carvalho on 2 Nov 2016

This is a submission by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science to the inquiry on ‘Brexit: environment and climate change’ by the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee. It highlights […]


Lake drying and livelihood dynamics in Lake Chad: unravelling the mechanisms, contexts and responses

Research article by Andy Dougill, Lindsay Stringer, Uche Okpara on 1 Nov 2016

This article examines lake drying and livelihood dynamics in the context of multiple stressors through a case study of the “Small Lake Chad” in the Republic of Chad. Livelihoods research in regions experiencing persistent lake water fluctuations has largely focused on the well-being and security of lakeshore dwellers. Little is known about the mechanisms through […]



Can national policy blockages accelerate the development of polycentric governance? Evidence from recent developments in UK climate policy

Working paper by Ross Gillard, Andy Gouldson, Jouni Paavola, James Van Alstine on 31 Oct 2016

Many factors can conspire to limit the scope for policy development at the national scale. In this paper, we consider whether blockages in national policy processes – resulting for example from austerity or ‘small state’ political philosophies – might accelerate the development of more polycentric governance arrangements. Recognising that this issue is of widespread relevance, […]