Realising the ‘triple dividend of resilience’ – A new business case for disaster risk management

Book by Swenja Surminski on 1 Mar 2016

This book develops a new business case for investment based on the multiple dividends of resilience. This looks beyond only avoided losses (the first dividend) to the wider benefits gained independently of whether or not the disaster event occurs. These include unleashing entrepreneurial activities and productive investments by lowering the looming threat of losses from […]

Submission to the consultation by the Department for Energy and Climate Change on ensuring regulation encourages innovation

Policy publication by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Chris Duffy on 28 Feb 2016

This is a submission by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s consultation on ‘Ensuring regulation encourages innovation’.

Integrating mitigation and adaptation in climate and land use policies in Brazil: a policy document analysis

Working paper by Monica Di Gregorio, Leandra Fatorelli, Emilia Pramova, Peter May, Bruno Locatelli, Maria Brockhaus on 24 Feb 2016

This paper investigates climate policy integration and coherence in land use policies in Brazil. Unlike other policy analyses a key aim is to assess ‘internal policy coherence’ in the climate change domain, or the extent to which positive and negative interactions between mitigation and adaptation are taken into account in policy formulation. The paper is […]

Transformational responses to climate change: Beyond a systems perspective of social change in mitigation and adaptation

Research article by Jouni Paavola, Andy Gouldson, James Van Alstine on 24 Feb 2016

There is a growing imperative for responses to climate change to go beyond incremental adjustments, aiming instead for society-wide transformation. In this context, socio-technical (ST) transitions and social-ecological (SE) resilience are two prominent normative agendas. Reviewing these literatures reveals how both share a complex-systems epistemology with inherent limitations, often producing managerial governance recommendations and foregrounding […]