Discounting and the representative median agent

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 »

Identifying opportunities for coherence between the intended Nationally Determined Contributions and the Sustainable Development Goals: the case of ECOWAS member states

Working paper by Philip AntwiAgyei, Andrew Dougill, Thomas Peprah Agyekum, Lindsay Stringer on 6 Jun 2017

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) are two of the most important policy frameworks of the twenty-first century so far, the interactions and trade-offs between them have not yet been analysed, especially in sub-Saharan African countries. Such analyses are of paramount importance if member states of the Economic Community […]

Monica Di Gregorio

Integrating mitigation and adaptation in climate and land use policies in Indonesia: a policy document analysis

Working paper by Monica Di Gregorio, Leandra Fatorelli, Maria Brockhaus, Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat, Emilia Pramova, Intan Maya Sari, Bruno Locatelli on 25 Nov 2015

Most of the climate policy integration literature focuses on mainstreaming mitigation OR adaptation into sectoral policies. Such approaches, however, tend to ignore possible interactions between climate change adaptation and mitigation, which are particularly important in the land use sector. This paper investigates climate policy integration and coherence in the forest and agricultural sectors in Indonesia. […]