Prospects for shale gas in the UK

Research article by on 11 Nov 2015

Presentation given at the ‘LMN Assets – International Gas Conference’ – Session: Shale Gas/ Gas & the Environment, London, 3-4 November 2015

Comovement and the financialization of commodities

Working paper by Luca Taschini, Matteo Bonato on 10 Nov 2015

Commodity markets have experienced a surge in participation by financial investors over the past decade. This notable uptick highlighted the potential effect of financialization as one of the causes of … read more »

Communicating uncertainty in seasonal and interannual climate forecasts in Europe: organisational needs and preferences

Research article by Andrea Taylor, Suraje Dessai, Wändi Bruine de Bruin on 10 Nov 2015

Seasonal climate forecasts of European winters now outperform historical averages.If the quality of seasonal and interannual forecasts continues to improve, their use is likely to increase. A challenge for forecast providers will be to communicate the uncertainty inherent in these forecasts to a wider audience. We report the results of a user-needs survey conducted with […]

Testing the effectiveness of climate projections visualisations with adaptation practitioners

Research article by Susanne Lorenz, Suraje Dessai, Piers Forster, Jouni Paavola on 10 Nov 2015

Visualisations are widely used in the communication of climate projections but their effectiveness has rarely been assessed amongst their target audience. To address this we conducted an online survey with 162 local adaptation practitioners in Germany and the UK. We showed that even within a fairly homogenous user group there are clear differences in respondents’ […]

The economic case for low carbon waste management in rapidly growing cities in the developing world: The case of Palembang, Indonesia

Research article by Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant, Andy Gouldson on 5 Nov 2015

This study evaluates the carbon and economic performance of low-carbon measures in the waste sector at a city level, within the context of a developing country. Palembang in Indonesia is used as a case of a medium-sized city in a newly industrialized country, with relevance to other similar cities in the developing world.