The costs of adaptation

Working paper by Sam Fankhauser on 1 Sep 2009

Policy interest in the cost of adaptation is growing, but compared to the mitigation cost literature, adaptation cost research is still in its infancy. Global adaptation … read more »

Carbon markets in space and time

Working paper by Sam Fankhauser, Cameron Hepburn on 1 Jul 2009

We analyse the design of carbon markets in time (intertemporally) and space (geographically) from first principles, starting initially with a relatively clean slate and asking what … read more »

Economic crises, land use vulnerabilities, climate variability, food security and population declines: will history repeat itself or will our society adapt to climate change?

Working paper by Evan Fraser on 1 Mar 2009

Abstract of Working Paper 1 Although many of today’s ecological, climatic and socio-economic problems seem unprecedented, similar events have occurred in the past. Western Europe’s ‘middle ages’ (circa 11 to 14th century) may be one such case. By the 12th century, medieval Europe had shifted from the subsistence agrarian economy that emerged following the collapse […]

Sustainable consumption and environmental inequalities

Research article, Working paper by Jouni Paavola on 1 Dec 2007

This article examines the potential for cross-fertilisation between the sustainable consumption scholarship and the environmental justice scholarship. The article first maps the two areas of scholarship, discussing the cognitive, social marketing and social provisioning systems literatures of sustainable consumption and the empirical and conceptual literature on environmental justice. The article then discusses the potential for […]