This paper is a contribution to the understanding and development of social discounting regimes. It addresses three implications of how public funding differs from private financing by debt and equity, then examines US Federal and United Kingdom central government conventions, and also illustrates the difficulties of establishing and maintaining analytically rigorous social discounting procedures in practice.
Abstract There are now a plethora of data, models, and approaches available to produce regional and local climate information intended to inform adaptation to a changing climate. There is, however, no framework to assess the quality of these data, models, and approaches that takes into account the issues that arise when this information is produced. […]
Vested interests profiting from our reliance on fossil fuels and their enablers in the policy and media arenas have for…
Crop switching reduces agricultural losses from climate change in the United States by half under RCP 8.5
A key strategy for agriculture to adapt to climate change is by switching crops and relocating crop production. We develop…
Insurance and financial services across developing countries: an empirical study of coverage and demand
Analysing household data from 16 developing countries across Asia and Africa, this paper examines the landscape of access to and sources of financial services. The results shed new light on how insurance uptake could be increased through more tailored and targeted products and services that are designed to meet local needs and requirements in the face of climate and other shocks. read more »
This multi-disciplinary five-day course provides an in-depth overview of the economics and governance of climate change, and the risks and opportunities they present for a range of organisations. read more »
Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday 7 January 2020) by Public Health England of ‘PHE heatwave mortality monitoring: Summer 2019’, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research … read more »
Climate change ‘sceptics’ in the UK were very vocal over the holiday period complaining that they do not receive enough attention from the media. They argued that freedom of expression … read more »
Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the … read more »
This business roundtable event, being held as part of as part of London Climate Action Week, explores London’s physical and transition climate risks and what this means for businesses in London.