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Climate change
Metals for the global energy transition: Opportunities and salutary lessons

In a series of high-level UN Roundtables , in which I participated in 2021, experts and stakeholders explored the risks and opportunities presented by the global clean energy transition...

Climate change Natural resources Economic development
Can the electric vehicle revolution solve the climate crisis and create opportunities for developing countries?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are confidently expected to decarbonize road transportation, contribute substantially to the net zero agenda, and so help to solve the climate crisis...

Climate change Natural resources Economic development
Ukraine: War, energy, and net zero

Just over seven months ago the United Nations convened its 26th Climate Change Conference (COP-26) in Glasgow, with the world nervously emerging from the pandemic...

Ukraine Climate change Extractives
Working Paper
Weathering shocks: the effects of weather shocks on farm input use in sub-Saharan Africa

There has been much discussion on climate change and its adverse effects on agriculture, including excessive loss of food production...

Farm inputs Agriculture Climate change
Journal Article
Temperature shocks, rice production, and migration in Vietnamese households

This study analyses the relationship between temperature shocks and migration in rural households in Vietnam...

Climate change Migration Food industry and trade
Working Paper
Climate change and agricultural productivity in Myanmar: Application of a new computable general equilibrium (CGE) model

Myanmar is facing climate change (CC) induced changes to the productivity of their critically important rice sector over the coming century...

Myanmar Agricultural technology Climate change
From summits to solutions: what success means at COP26

At the 76 th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders discussed the need to scale-up ambition to address key global challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, political extremism, and widening inequality...

COP26 Developing countries Climate change
Reducing wasted gas emissions is an opportunity for clean air and climate

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is seen as the last best chance for countries and companies to set out how they are actually going to deliver the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) target of no more tha...

COP26 Climate change Extractive industries
Looking ahead to COP26

The long-awaited COP26 in Glasgow is about to start. Billed as the most important COP to date, it is widely seen as a last chance to avoid a global temperature rise beyond 1.5°C. Yet expectations of major breakthroughs weaken by the week...

COP26 Developing countries Climate change
The value of non-renewable resources in the era of climate change

The economic decline of Nauru, an island in the Central Pacific, is a cautionary tale. Nauru was the highest GDP per capita country in the world in the 1970s, due to the value of its phosphate deposits...

COP26 Climate change Extractive industries
The zero carbon agenda and metals demand: some major dilemmas

The transition to net zero over the next few decades will involve a large increase in the global demand for many metals essential to the renewables revolution driving that transition...

COP26 Climate change Extractive industries
Working Paper
Climate shocks, agriculture, and migration in Nepal: Disentangling the interdependencies

Climate change is expected to increase the risk in agricultural production due to increasing temperatures and rainfall variability. Smallholders can adjust by diversifying income sources, including through migration...

Climate change Migration Agriculture
Finding keys for development in Africa

Economics researcher Aimable Nsabimana shares the relevance and inspiration behind his recent work with UNU-WIDER on climate change and human development in Tanzania. How can research contribute to the wellbeing in Africa?...

Child nutrition Tanzania Weather shock
Working Paper
Are we measuring natural resource wealth correctly?: A reconceptualization of natural resource value in the era of climate change

Underlying the management of revenues from natural resource extraction is a set of assumptions about how abundant and how valuable these resources are...

Natural resources Valuation environmental impact
Working Paper
Taxing extractive resources in the transition to a low-carbon future

This paper explores the potential impacts of the transition to a low-carbon future for the taxation of extractive resources...

Taxation Climate change low-carbon future
Press Release: Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

To avoid future failures, new report calls for overhaul of the way policies are made

Inequality Urbanization Climate change
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