Vulnerability of microfinance institutions to climate risk in the Satkhira District, Southwest Bangladesh

Working paper by Adrian Fenton, Anne Tallontire, Jouni Paavola on 30 Mar 2017

This paper explores how microfinance institutions are affected by and are responding to flooding, by examining a case study of Satkhira District in Southwest Bangladesh. The authors develop a framework for understanding how microfinance institutions can reduce their vulnerability to climate risks and use the framework to empirically assess local-level practices, drawing from interviews with […]

Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

Working paper by Julius Andersson on 21 Mar 2017

Is a carbon tax effective in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and thereby mitigating climate change? This paper is one of the first empirical analyses of this question and the … read more »

Researching climate change and community in neoliberal contexts: an emerging critical approach

Research article by Susannah Mary Sallu, Lucie Middlemiss on 18 Mar 2017

In a 2011 contribution to this journal, Walker examined the ways that community is routinely employed in carbon governance, suggesting the need for more critical approaches. Here, we characterize an emerging, critical approach to researching climate change and community in neoliberal contexts, focusing attention principally on the global north, where this body of research has […]