Nesting REDD+ into Integrated Conservation and Development Projects: what empirical lessons can be drawn?

Working paper by Claire Quinn, Peter Minang, Lalisa Duguma on 1 Jul 2014

There are diverse lessons that subnational projects designed to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) should learn from previous or existing integrated conservation and development projects (ICDPs). An empirical understanding of how ICDP lessons on community engagement could inform REDD+ implementation is necessary especially if REDD+ policies/projects are to achieve effective forest resource […]

Climate engineering reconsidered

Research article by Antony Millner, Alessandro Tavoni on 30 Jun 2014

Stratospheric injection of sulphate aerosols has been advocated as an emergency geoengineering measure to tackle dangerous climate change, or as a stop-gap until atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are reduced. But it may not prove to be the game-changer that some imagine. read more »

Evidence on business cycles and CO2 emissions

Research article by Baran Doda on 28 Jun 2014

CO2 emissions and GDP move together over the business cycle. Most climate change researchers would agree with this statement despite the absence of a study that formally analyzes the relationship between emissions and GDP at business cycle frequencies. The paper provides a rigorous empirical analysis of this relationship in a comprehensive cross-country panel by decomposing the emissions and GDP series into their growth and cyclical components using the HP filter. read more »