Publications


Susanne Lorenz

Use of Climate Projections in Local Adaptation Planning: Lessons from England & Germany

Policy publication by Susanne Lorenz, Piers Forster, Jouni Paavola, Suraje Dessai on 10 Aug 2016

A study of adaptation in local government in the UK and Germany found that existing policy, legal and regulatory frameworks limit the use of climate projections in local adaptation planning in either country. Political and economic constraints strongly affect the usefulness of climate information for adaptation decision-making. Read the briefing note here.


Susanne Lorenz

Adaptation Planning and the use of climate change projections in local government in England and Germany

Research article by Susanne Lorenz, Jouni Paavola, Piers Forster, Suraje Dessai on 10 Aug 2016

ABSTRACT Planning for adaptation to climate change is often regarded to be a local imperative and considered to be more effective if grounded on a solid evidence base and recognisant of relevant climate projections. Research has already documented some of the challenges of making climate information usable in decision-making but has not yet sufficiently reflected […]


A systematic review of the impacts of climate variability and change on electricity systems in Europe

Research article by Jouni Paavola, Suraje Dessai, Muriel Bonjean Stanton on 1 Aug 2016

Understanding the impacts of CV&C2 (climate variability and change) on electricity systems is paramount for operators preparing for weather-related disruptions, policymakers deciding on future directions of energy policies and European decision makers shaping research programs. This study conducted a systematic literature review to collate consistent patterns of impacts of CV&C on electricity systems in Europe. […]







Well-being dynamics and poverty traps

Research article by Teevrat Garg on 26 Jul 2016

A sound understanding of poverty traps – defined as poverty that is self-reinforcing due to the poor’s equilibrium behaviors—and their underlying mechanisms is fundamentally important to the development of … read more »