Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

Research article by Antony Millner, Helene Ollivier on 23 Aug 2016

Experts and the general public often perceive environmental problems differently. Moreover, regulatory responses to environmental issues often do not coincide with consensus expert recommendations. These two facts are mutually … read more »

Exploring power and procedural justice within Climate Compatible Development design: whose priorities are being considered?

Research article by Ben Wood, Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill, Claire Quinn on 17 Aug 2016

Climate compatible development (CCD) is gaining traction as a conceptual framework for mainstreaming climate change mitigation and adaptation within development efforts. Understanding whether and how CCD design processes reconcile different stakeholder preferences can reveal how the concept contends with patterns of sociocultural and political oppression that condition patterns of development. We, therefore, explore procedural justice […]

Low Carbon Cities: Is Ambitious Action Affordable?

Research article by Andrew Sudmant, Joel Millward-Hopkins, Sarah Colenbrander, Andy Gouldson on 15 Aug 2016

Research has begun to uncover the extent that greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to cities, as well as the scope for cities to contribute to emissions reduction. But assessments of the economics of urban climate mitigation are lacking, and are currently based on selective case studies or specific sectors. Further analysis is crucial to […]

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. […]