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In the mediaVox article on the political hurdles facing a carbon tax — and how to overcome them
Based partially on the WIDER Working Paper by Jesse Jenkins and Valerie Karplus, David Roberts from the news website Vox discusses the complex relationship between carbon pricing and binding political constraints.Carbon tax Political economy Environmental economics
Working PaperCarbon pricing under binding political constraints
The economic prescription for climate change is clear: price carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and other greenhouse gas emissions to internalize climate damages...Carbon tax Climatic changes Environmental economics
Book ChapterLand Tenure and Agricultural Intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...Agriculture Environmental economics Land tenure
Journal ArticleClimate Uncertainty and Economic Development: Evaluating the Case of Mozambique to 2050
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and the Zambezi River ValleyClimatic changes Economic forecasting Environmental economics
Journal Special IssueClimate Change and the Zambezi River Valley
The articles in this special issue set forth a set of technical contributions that will improve the understanding of the impacts of climate change in developing countries...Climatic changes Economic forecasting Environmental economics
Working PaperChanges in Climatic Factors and Malaria in Uganda
The study examines the relationship between climatic factors and reported malaria cases using data from 12 districts in Uganda over the period 2000-2011...Climatic changes Ecology Environmental economics
Research BriefEvery Drop Counts – Improving Aid to Water and Sanitation
Each dollar of aid per year provides 0.17 people with access to water or sanitation. This amounts to a cost of US$5.88 per person. Due to economies of scale, countries with large populations benefit more from aid to the water and sanitation sectors...Econometric models (Economic development) Economic assistance and foreign aid Environmental economics
Position PaperAid, Environment and Climate Change
This position paper on Aid, Environment, and Climate Change, prepared under the UNU-WIDER ReCom programme of Research (Re) and Communication (Com) on foreign aid, is intended to improve the understanding of the role foreign aid has played and can hel...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Environmental economics
Working PaperCan Climate Finance Achieve Gender Equity in Developing Countries?
We develop the climate finance-gender equity framework in this paper and use the ‘contextual-procedural-distributive’ equity as a lens of analysis to examine how climate finance helps challenge, and reinforce, gender inequities in the mit...Sociological aspects (Economics) Environmental economics Equity
Working PaperChanges in Land Tenure and Agricultural Intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa
Due to increasing population pressure on limited cultivable land in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), farm size has been shrinking, fallow periods have been shortened, and soil fertility has been declining...Agriculture Environmental economics Land tenure
Working PaperThe Effect of Climate Change on Economic Growth: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper is a contribution to the empirics of climate change and its effect on sustainable economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa...Econometrics Econometric models (Economic development) Environmental economics
Working PaperAid and the Environment: The Case of Botswana
Botswana has serious environmental problems which, if not addressed, will undermine the attainment of sustainable economic development...Conservation of natural resources Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (December 2013)
10 December 2013 Tony Addison Our November-December Angle comes amid intense activity on our ReCom—Research and Communication on Foreign Aid—programme, which is drawing to a close...Economic aspects (Agriculture) Aggregation operators Budget
Working PaperREDD+ as Performance-Based Aid: General Lessons and Bilateral Agreements of Norway
REDD+, when it officially became part of the international climate agenda in 2007, was an idea about payment to countries and projects for reducing emission from forests, with funding primarily from carbon markets...Economic assistance and foreign aid Environmental economics
BlogThe Gothenburg Graduates and their Impact in Africa – How Aid has Worked: An Interview with Wisdom Akpalu
29 August 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén Since 1997 the University of Gothenburg, Sweden has been running a unique PhD programme on environmental and development economics with a large participation of graduate students from developing countries...Education Education, Higher Environmental economics