Geoengineering at the ‘edge of the world’: exploring perceptions of ocean fertilization through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation

Working paper by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Mike Hulme on 28 Sep 2017

This paper describes an opportunistic case study of the 2012 Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation’s ocean fertilization project. Anchored in notions of place and identity, the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation marks a novel entry point into social research on geoengineering, which enables a more situated engagement with ocean fertilization, in keeping with geographical traditions. The paper […]

Discounting and the representative median agent

Working paper by Johannes Emmerling, Ben Groom, Tanja Wettingfeld on 24 Jul 2017

Social discount rates (SDRs) are used in cost–benefit analysis to determine the present value of future costs and benefits: for example, to determine how much today’s society should invest in … read more »

Identifying opportunities for coherence between the intended Nationally Determined Contributions and the Sustainable Development Goals: the case of ECOWAS member states

Working paper by Philip AntwiAgyei, Andrew Dougill, Thomas Peprah Agyekum, Lindsay Stringer on 6 Jun 2017

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) are two of the most important policy frameworks of the twenty-first century so far, the interactions and trade-offs between them have not yet been analysed, especially in sub-Saharan African countries. Such analyses are of paramount importance if member states of the Economic Community […]