Why is geoengineering so tempting?

Working paper by Baran Doda on 15 Oct 2014

Geoengineering can be defined as the technologies that aim to deliberately alter geophysical mechanisms in order to alleviate the impacts of climate change. It has received increasing attention by economists … read more »

FP7 Entracte project

Research article by Luca Taschini on 6 Oct 2014

The second ENTRACTE newsletter reflects the contribution of the GRI/LSE research project for a functioning climate policy taking into account a careful design. It gives an overview about recent research … read more »

Combining nexus and resilience thinking in a novel framework to enable more equitable and just outcomes

Working paper by Lindsay Stringer, Claire Quinn, Rachel Berman, Hue Le, Flower Msuya, Juarez Pezzuti on 6 Oct 2014

Resilience and nexus thinking are often applied separately to investigate social-ecological systems (SES), wherein both approaches are critiqued for a lack of explicit focus on issues of justice and equity. This paper synthesises the main strengths and shortcomings of these approaches, before drawing on resilience and nexus strengths to present a novel, integrated framework to […]

What lays at stake for standards organisations pursuing fairness in the carbon market? Lessons from literature applied to practice in the carbon market

Working paper by Anne Tallontire, Lindsay Stringer, Robert Marchant on 1 Oct 2014

In the context of an evolving voluntary carbon standards market, standards organisations are collaborating and competing in order to come up with new tools, rules and marketing strategies which could facilitate the certification of more pro-smallholder and pro-community carbon projects. One particular package is the concept of “fair carbon” projects, and “fairly traded” carbon credits. […]

Shale gas policy in the United Kingdom: An argumentative discourse analysis

Research article by James Van Alstine on 1 Oct 2014

Shale gas has become an energy policy priority in the United Kingdom in light of profitable extraction activities in the United States. Since 2012 the Coalition Government has created key economic drivers to encourage shale exploration, whilst growing activism in affected site communities has stirred significant media and academic commentary. This study examines the growing […]

Unseen influence – the role of low carbon retrofit advisers and installers in the adoption and use of domestic energy technology

Research article by Alice Owen, Andy Gouldson on 1 Oct 2014

Reducing climate changing emissions associated with residential property continues to be a significant challenge. Five case studies of different domestic energy technology schemes in England highlight the influence of advisers and installers in householders’ decisions to adopt low carbon technologies. Many of these advisers and installers are micro-enterprises working in connected groups in particular geographic […]

Barriers to climate change adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from northeast Ghana & systematic literature review

Working paper by Philip Antwi-Agyei, Andy Dougill, Lindsay Stringer on 1 Oct 2014

Despite the international significance attached to climate change adaptation, there remains a lack of understanding of the key barriers that impede the effective implementation of adaptation strategies by households across sub-Saharan Africa. Better understanding of the vulnerability of agriculture-dependent households to climate variability requires exploration of the barriers that constrain the implementation of adaptation strategies. […]