The health and productivity of the workforce in Bangladesh are under increasing threat in a warming world. This policy brief considers how policymakers can better ensure workers are protected from extreme heat while pursuing sustainable development pathways and a just transition to a low-carbon economy.
In this paper the authors provide experimental evidence to illustrate that aversion to environmental inequality is as pronounced as aversion to income inequality and varies across different types of environmental quality. read more »
This paper analyses the relationship between the distribution of income and the carbon dioxide content of household consumption in the US, describing a potential ‘equity-pollution dilemma’ and proposing a method to quantify it. read more »
Working paper by Johannes Emmerling, Ben Groom, Tanja Wettingfeld on 24 Jul 2017
Social discount rates (SDRs) are used in cost–benefit analysis to determine the present value of future costs and benefits: for example, to determine how much today’s society should invest in … read more »
Working paper by François Cohen, Antoine Dechezleprêtre on 15 May 2017
In this paper the authors examine the heterogeneous impact of temperature shocks on mortality across income groups in Mexico using individual death records (1998–2010) and Census data. Random variation in … read more »