This report examines social risks and opportunities for stakeholders affected by environmental transitions in UK food and agriculture and makes recommendations to financial institutions for how they can support a just transition in the sector.
UK Banks and investors should make sure that their investments in the farming, forestry and fishing sectors deliver climate and biodiversity goals in ways that are fair and inclusive for workers, communities and consumers, according to a new report published today (23 August 2022).
Just Nature: How finance can support a just transition at the interface of action on climate and biodiversity
This report explores how financial institutions can support the ‘just nature transition’: a shift to a net zero economy that delivers decent work, social inclusion and the eradication of poverty while delivering biodiversity goals.
Water conservation can reduce future water-energy-food-environment trade-offs in a medium-sized African river basin
Using modelling and limited observational data the authors of this paper explore the costs and potential water savings of 24 combinations of water conservation measures in the Rufiji basin, Tanzania.
Stress-testing development pathways under a changing climate: water-energy-food security in the lake Malawi-Shire river system
Malawi depends on Lake Malawi outflows into the Shire River for its water, energy and food (WEF) security. The authors of this paper explore future WEF security risks under the combined impacts of climate change and ambitious development pathways for water use expansion.
This is the first paper to track food insecurity and its determinants during the pandemic using multi-country and multi-wave evidence.
Tamma Carleton is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara. She will be presenting her paper ‘The global water footprint of distortionary agricultural policy’.
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This paper provides micro-founded evidence needed to design policies that both improve agricultural yields in the context of a changing climate and target households’ abilities to cope with shocks that put upwards pressure on food prices.
The authors of this paper introduce a novel method to compare the costs of water conservation measures with the added value that reallocation of water savings might generate if used for expansion of irrigation.