Ben Groom, Charles Palmer and Lorenzo Sileci demonstrate that Indonesia’s moratorium on forest concessions delivered cheap but modest reductions in carbon emissions – and call for new policies as well as sources of finance to drive further cuts to emissions from deforestation globally.
Contributors to this paper discuss the implications of the post-Glasgow climate ‘pact’ for the continued relevance of evaluation.
Adaptation to transboundary climate risks in trade: Investigating actors and strategies for an emerging challenge
The authors of this paper provide a a synthesis of knowledge on how, by whom and where adaptation actions can be taken in the agriculture and industrial sectors to reduce these transboundary climate risks (TCRs).
When it comes to bolstering community resilience in flood-prone communities, building public awareness is at least as important as flood defences, argues Sara Mehryar, reporting on recent research by the Grantham Research Institute in Eastern England.
Understanding public support for international climate adaptation payments: Evidence from a choice experiment
Using a representative sample of the UK population, the authors of this paper use a discrete choice experiment to explore the way in which distributional considerations drive respondent decisions in two dimensions: (a) among recipients of adaptation finance in recipient developing countries, and (b) among those who contribute to this finance (via taxation).
Learning from nature to reconcile economic upgrading with biodiversity conservation? Biomimicry as an innovation policy
In this first study of the potential of biomimicry as an innovation strategy in developing countries, the author investigates how nations can leverage their biodiversity as a knowledge bank of solutions to both current and future challenges.
David Bresch is a Professor for Weather and Climate Risks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zürich and MeteoSwiss. He will be presenting his paper ‘Towards a collaborative, risk-based approach to adaptation economics’.
Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through development corridors in East Africa: A Q-Methodology approach to imagining development futures
In this paper the authors advance a novel approach to integrated assessment of the ways in which the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are likely to manifest and interact within a given development context, using Q-Methodology and the conceptual framing of imaginaries.
Widening the Scope of Disaster Preparedness in the Caribbean: Building Resilience Through Improving Climate Information (chapter)
This chapter reviews global- and Caribbean-relevant literature regarding disaster risk management and reduction, as well as ongoing strategies and policies.
In this paper, the author assembles a new set of quarterly and six-monthly temperature and GDP data for 98 countries and develops a new estimation strategy to attribute observed fluctuations in GDP to changes in temperature.