Publications

Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change among small businesses in developing countries: What role for multi-stakeholder partnerships? Experiences from Kenya

Working paper by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Florence Crick, Joanes Atela, Declan Conway on 9 Jun 2020

This paper investigates the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) in supporting the development of enabling conditions for adaptation to climate change among micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, with a focus on Kenya.


Disaster impacts and financing: local insights from the Philippines

Working paper by Arlan Brucal, Viktor Rözer, Denyse S. Dookie, Rebecca Byrnes, Majah-Leah V. Ravago, Faye Cruz, Gemma Narisma on 9 Jun 2020

The Philippines is highly exposed to natural hazards including typhoons. This report, finding that financial aid tends to be heavily focused on response to hazards rather than preparedness and resilience, investigates why further disaster risk policy intervention may be required at the local level and provides guidance to policymakers. read more »


Market failures and willingness-to-accept the smart energy transition: Experimental evidence from the UK

Working paper by Greer Gosnell, Daire McCoy on 26 May 2020

This paper describes an experiment on a nationally representative sample of UK households that aimed to quantify resistance to smart meter adoption and test for the existence of commonly cited market failures that inhibit the adoption of energy-saving technologies. The authors measured if households would adopt a smart meter without financial compensation and, for those households unwilling to do so, the subsidy level that would be necessary to persuade them. read more »




Policy interactions and the transition to clean technology

Working paper by Ghassane Benmir, Josselin Roman on 22 Apr 2020

This paper assesses the effectiveness and interactions of different policies aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions, using a macro-financial framework. The research aims to provide central banks and similar institutions with the tools to contribute to climate change mitigation and demonstrates the importance of including these institutions in the push to reduce global emission levels. read more »



Insurance and financial services across developing countries: an empirical study of coverage and demand

Working paper by Architesh Panda, Peter Lambert, Swenja Surminski on 8 Apr 2020

Analysing household data from 16 developing countries across Asia and Africa, this paper examines the landscape of access to and sources of financial services. The results shed new light on how insurance uptake could be increased through more tailored and targeted products and services that are designed to meet local needs and requirements in the face of climate and other shocks. read more »


Using supply-side policies to raise ambition: the case of the EU ETS and the 2021 review

Working paper by Simon Quemin on 10 Mar 2020

Following reform of the EU emissions trading system (ETS) in 2018 further regulatory amendments are on the horizon as part of the 2021 review. This paper evaluates and compares the impacts of realistic regulatory changes within the ETS to inform the 2021 review and raise ambition, examining two main policy levers: the linear reduction factor and the market stability reserve. read more »


The role of national laws in managing flood risk and increasing future flood resilience

Working paper by Sara Mehryar, Swenja Surminski on 9 Mar 2020

This paper explores the role of national laws in determining the nature of flood risk management (FRM) and in particular the ability to increase flood resilience in the context of climate change. The authors therefore call for a shift in FRM away from post-event activism towards forward-looking planning through an anticipatory resilience approach. read more »