Publications


Cities and climate change mitigation: Economic opportunities and governance challenges in Asia

Research article by Andy Gouldson, Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant, N. Kerr, Faye McAnulla, Stephen Hall, Effie Papargyropolou on 1 May 2016

Cities are central to the fight against climate change, but the IPCC recently noted that many cities — and particularly those in the developing world — lack the institutional, financial and technical capacities needed to switch to low emission development paths. Based on detailed case studies of three Asian cities, this paper finds that the […]



Land degradation, desertification and climate change: Anticipating, assessing and adapting to future change

Book by Mark Reed, Lindsay Stringer on 26 Apr 2016

Although much is known about the processes and effects of land degradation and climate change, little is understood about the links between them. Less still is known about how these processes are likely to interact in different social-ecological systems around the world, or how societies might be able to adapt to this twin challenge. This […]


Letter to Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

Policy publication by Bob Ward on 22 Apr 2016

Letter to the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, in relation to the exemption for universities and research institutes from the UK Government’s new ‘anti-lobbying’ clause.



“Proximising” climate change reconsidered: A construal level theory perspective

Research article by Suraje Dessai on 15 Apr 2016

Abstract Reducing the psychological distance of climate change has repeatedly been proposed as one strategy to increase individuals’ motivation to respond to climate change. From the perspective of construal level theory, decreasing psychological distance should not itself influence people’s willingness to act but change the processes that underlie individual decision-making. We conducted two experiments in […]