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Vox 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 Paper
Carbon pricing under binding political constraints

The economic prescription for climate change is clear: price carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions to internalize climate damages...

Carbon tax Climatic changes Environmental economics
Book Chapter
Land 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 Article
Climate Uncertainty and Economic Development: Evaluating the Case of Mozambique to 2050

Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and the Zambezi River Valley

Climatic changes Economic forecasting Environmental economics
Journal Special Issue
Climate 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 Paper
Changes 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 Brief
Every 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
Working Paper
Can 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
Position Paper
Aid, 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 Paper
Changes 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 Paper
The 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 Paper
Aid 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
Blog
From 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 Paper
REDD+ 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
Blog
The Gothenburg Graduates and their Impact in Africa – How Aid has Worked: An Interview with Wisdom Akpalu
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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
Working Paper
Green Growth: Theory and Evidence

What are the major determinants of green growth? What role can the government play to promote green growth?...

Econometric models (Economic development) Environmental economics Decision making (Public administration)
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