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On September 27th the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released officially on-line the first part of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The findings from the international research community confirmed and strengthened the findings of the 2007 IPCC AR4. Moreover, making use of more advanced climate models, climate science and more observations, the report states that it is "extremely likely" (in quantitative terms a probability between 95% and 100%) that the anthropogenic activity is the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid 20th century. The report then projects climate and impact scenarios to the future. Each calls for proactive actions against climate change from governments and societies as a whole. Learn more from this issue's dedicated interviews.
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Economic Growth and Risk Taking: Is it Rational to Suffer from Increasing Disaster Losses
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"Climate Change: Everything you Need to Know about the IPCC 5th Assessment Report" Interviews with Carlo Carraro, Carlo Barbante, Paolo Ruti, Antonio Navarra
Environment - Interviews
The publication of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change marks a key event in the international debate on climate change. Italian scientists comment on the Summary for Policymakers in the first part of the Report (Working Group I contribution), focused on the physical science basis of climate change, released on September 27, 2013.
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"Turning the Tide against Inaction: Partial Climate Agreements with Open Entry" by Fabio Sferra and Massimo Tavoni
Environment - Articles
Given the stalemate of international climate change negotiations, a partial agreement, with only a subset of countries ratifying a treaty, is evaluated. The results indicate that a partial agreement with open membership is able to engage the major developing economies in mitigation actions and to relieve welfare losses of the signatory regions.
"Competition for Access to Natural Resources. Are Collaborative Solutions Possible?" by Daniele Benintendi and Philip Andrews-Speed
Economics - Articles
Concern over access to resources is high in EU political consciousness, given recent political instability and resource nationalism in resource-rich nations. The article offers an overview of the EU project POLINARES, aimed at identifying the challenges related to competition for access to resources, and at proposing approaches to collaborative solutions.
"Economic Growth and Risk Taking: Is it Rational to Suffer from Increasing Disaster Losses?" by Stéphane Hallegatte
Environment - Articles
Every year natural disasters affect the lives of people in both rich and poor countries. This article investigates the link between development, economic growth, and the economic losses from natural hazards, underlining the need for crisis management and post-disaster support schemes, especially at an international level, to increase resilience.
"Projecting Future Coastal Flooding Damages with Climate Change" by David C. Major, Robin Leichenko, Katie Johnson and Megan Linkin
Environment - Articles
The article describes a method for projecting coastal zone flood damage with climate change. The method links current flood damage estimates from climate impacts with changes in parameters from climate scenarios to produce estimates of future damages from climate change.
"FEEM Award 2013. The Winners Are..." Interviews with Jonathan Colmer, Michele Piffer and Rosen Valchev
Economics - Articles
Re3 is pleased to publish the interviews with the winners of the FEEM Award conferred during the 2013 European Economic Association Congress at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden: Jonathan Colmer and Michele Piffer, London School of Economics, and Rosen Valchev , Duke University, with links to the papers and motivations for the prize.
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