Ecological modernisation and the governance of carbon: a critical analysis

Working paper by Ian Bailey, Andy Gouldson, Peter Newell on 1 Jul 2010

Abstract of Working Paper 26 We use insights derived from a critical evaluation of ecological modernisation (EM) theories to examine the origins and influence of new, market-based forms of carbon governance. Focusing on two key examples of these, namely emissions trading in Europe and the global market in offsets, we argue that EM theories can […]

Assessing vulnerability to climate change in dryland livelihood systems: conceptual challenges and interdisciplinary solutions

Working paper by Evan Fraser, Mette Termansen, Klaus Hubacek, Andy Dougill, Jan Sendzimir, Claire Quinn on 1 Jun 2010

Over 40% of the earth’s land surface are drylands that are home to approximately 2.5 billion people. Livelihood sustainability in drylands is threatened by a complex and interrelated range of social, economic, political, and environmental changes that present significant challenges to researchers, policy makers, and, above all, rural land users. Dynamic ecological and environmental change […]

Public-private partnerships for storm risk management in the Cayman Islands

Working paper by Emma Tompkins, Lisa-Ann Hurlston on 1 Mar 2010

Abstract of Working Paper 21 We analyse the role of public and private responsibility in the provision of public goods – specifically, national hurricane preparedness, including early warnings and post-impact recovery. This is achieved through a review of the changes that have occurred in the Cayman Islands’ National Hurricane Committee (NHC). The NHC is a […]

On non-marginal cost-benefit analysis

Working paper by Simon Dietz, Cameron Hepburn on 1 Mar 2010

Conventional cost-benefit analysis incorporates the normally reasonable assumption that the policy or project under examination is marginal in the sense that it will not significantly change … read more »