Tenure Insecurity and Investment in Soil Conservation. Evidence from Malawi

Research article by Stefania Lovo on 28 Oct 2015

This paper focuses on two main sources of tenure insecurity, informal short-term tenancy contracts, and customary gender-biased inheritance practices. Using a large plot-level dataset from Malawi, the analysis employs a linear probability model with household fixed effects and finds that both sources of insecurity have a negative effect on soil conservation investments. read more »

Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

Working paper by Julius Andersson on 15 Oct 2015

Is a carbon tax effective in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and thereby mitigating climate change? I estimate the reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the transport sector … read more »

An ‘equal effort’ approach to assessing the North–South climate finance gap

Research article by Alex Bowen, Emanuele Campiglio, Sara Herreras Martinez on 12 Oct 2015

This study employs a number of Integrated Assessment Models to determine what the optimal financial transfers between high-income and developing economies would be if climate mitigation effort, measured as mitigation costs as a share of gross domestic product, were to be divided equally across regions through a global carbon market. read more »

The concept of city carbon maps: A case study of Melbourne, Australia

Research article by Thomas Wiedmann, John Barrett on 12 Oct 2015

Cities are thought to be associated with most of humanity’s consumption of natural resources and impacts on the environment. Cities not only constitute major centers of economic activity, knowledge, innovation, and governance—they are also said to be linked to approximately 70% to 80% of global carbon dioxide emissions. This makes cities primary agents of change […]