This paper investigates the role of ‘social spillovers’ in the adoption of new technologies. The authors find that the French-German language border in Switzerland acts as a barrier to social interactions and, eventually, to the adoption of new technologies – in this case solar PV. read more »
This policy brief aims to assist negotiators, policy experts, and civil society in navigating the discussions on pre-2020 ambition towards a constructive and effective deliberation. It is based on a … read more »
Quantified national targets are crucial to the credibility of climate change policies – for design, implementation, tracking and revision. This policy brief compares the quantified targets in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement and those in national laws and policies and makes recommendations for improving consistency and clarity. read more »
With 70% of its population living in coastal areas and low-lying deltas, Vietnam is highly exposed to riverine and coastal flooding. This paper conducts a “stress-test” and examines the exposure … read more »
The policy brief outlines the key governance challenges Tanzania faces in implementing its climate policies, describes the drivers of and barriers to climate-relevant policy processes, and concludes with policy recommendations. read more »
Working paper by Maurice Skelton, James J. Porter, Suraje Dessai, David N. Bresch, Reto Knutti on 15 Oct 2018
A global north–south divide in the production of climate knowledge exists. This research uses a unique global dataset, the UNFCCC National Communications, to perform a global documentary analysis of scientific submissions from 189 individual countries.