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Blog
Research Communication: Why Doesn’t Research Turn Into Policy?
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30 October 2012 At the recent UNU-WIDER research conference on development and climate change, the communications team took the opportunity to ask participants visiting us here in Helsinki for their views on how research turns into policy...

Climate change Economic policy Economics
Blog
Introducing Carbon Taxes in South Africa
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James Thurlow South Africa is one of the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters. In 2007 it ranked 13th amongst all countries in terms of its overall emissions from burning fossil fuels, and its per capita emissions were twice the global average...

Natural resources Environmental taxation Environmental policy
Working Paper
Measuring the Carbon Content of the South African Economy

We estimate the carbon intensity of industries, products, and households in South Africa. Direct and indirect carbon usage is measured using multiplier methods that capture inter-industry linkages and multi-product supply chains...

Environmental policy Natural resources Nonrenewable natural resources
Journal Article
The economic costs of extreme weather events: a hydrometeorological CGE analysis for Malawi

Extreme weather events such as droughts and floods have potentially damaging implications for developing countries...

Climate change Environmental policy
Blog
Industrial Policy and Environmental Sustainability: The Challenge After COP15

Wim Naudé and Ludovico Alcorta Industrial policy is being reassessed in the light of the global financial crisis as well as the negotiations on a global agreement on the reduction of greenhouse gases – the fifteenth United Nations Climat...

Environmental policy Industrial policy Industrialization
Blog
The Climate Change Challenge: Two Arguments for Acting Now
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Kemal Derviş The debate on climate change has evolved in recent years from being about whether climate change is a serious problem, towards being about when and how to address it...

Climate change Environmental policy Natural disasters
Book Chapter
Trade Liberalization, Environment and Poverty: A Developing Country Perspective

From the book: Globalization and the Poor in Asia

Economic policy Environmental policy International trade
Working Paper
Trade Liberalization, Environment and Poverty: A Developing Country Perspective

This paper revisits the pollution haven hypothesis in the context of Pakistan by offering a systematic analysis of its trade and production patterns...

Economic policy Environmental policy International trade
Working Paper
Forest Transitions and Carbon Fluxes: Global Scenarios and Policies

Forests as stocks, sinks and sources of carbon have become a vital issue in global politics, along with the Kyoto Protocol of the Framework Convention on Climate Change...

Environmental policy Forests and forestry Global warming
Book
National Environmental Policies: A Comparative Study of Capacity-Building With a Data Appendix : International Profiles of Changes since 1971

This book is a collection of systematically prepared case studies describing the environmental policy of thirteen countries in terms of capacity-building...

Environmental economics Environmental policy
Book Chapter
Russia

From the book: National Environmental Policies

Environmental economics Environmental policy
Book Chapter
The Political System's Capacity for Environmental Policy

From the book: National Environmental Policies

Environmental economics Environmental policy
Book Chapter
United States

From the book: National Environmental Policies

Environmental economics Environmental policy
Book Chapter
Sweden

From the book: National Environmental Policies

Environmental economics Environmental policy
Book Chapter
Japan

From the book: National Environmental Policies

Environmental economics Environmental policy
Book Chapter
United Kingdom

From the book: National Environmental Policies

Environmental economics Environmental policy
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