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The present Re3 issue highlights once more the role of adaptation to climate change as a driver of development. Accordingly, it has also to be considered not as a "pure" cost, but as an investment. Wise and appropriate spending today can produce important future returns either in terms of lower climate change costs or of higher growth. As in all investment types, however, uncertainty and risk and their proper management are key issues to consider. Discover more in the editor's choice.
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Climate Change Impacts and Limited Market-driven Adaptation
Climate Change Calls for Global, Comprehensive and Integrative Risk Management
The Ukraine Debacle
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"Climate Change Calls for Global, Comprehensive and Integrative Risk Management" by Grammenos Mastrojeni
Environment - Articles
A man-induced unbalance in nature could trigger an unbalance in human society that will re-impact nature and paralyze human response, initiating a potentially global, catastrophic cycle. What risks might we have to face? This article discusses the conception of a standard analysis approach to harness the complexity of global warming.
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"Climate Change Impacts and Limited Market-driven Adaptation" by Francesco Bosello and Ramiro Parrado
Environment - Articles
This article addresses one specific criticism that can be raised against economic climate change impact assessments conducted with Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models: that of overly optimistic assumptions about markets’ ability to react to climate change induced shocks, i.e. market-driven adaptation. These models indeed usually assume frictionless and instantaneous adjustments to a new equilibrium. We demonstrate that these frictions could increase climate change costs from 0.64% to 0.87% of Gross World Product (GWP).
"Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa", Interview with Francisco H. G. Ferreira Economics - Interviews
Economics - Interviews
Interviewed by Re3, Francisco H. G. Ferreira - World Bank Chief Economist Africa Region and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn) - discusses development policies in Africa, human capital empowerment and how to deal with religious and cultural conflicts and promote nation-building processes.
"The Debate of the Green Paradox" by Yuting Li
Environment - Articles
The "Green Paradox" theory subverts the traditional theoretical foundation of environmental policies. The question is whether the green paradox holds and how large the impact is, which has provoked debate among economists. Based on theoretical and empirical results this article tries to provide an unbiased evaluation of the theory.
"After the 2014 Ukraine Crisis: What's Next for the EU-Turkey Energy Relations?" by Simone Tagliapietra
Energy - Articles
What are the future prospects of EU-Turkey energy relations in the aftermath of the 2014 Ukraine crisis? This article summarizes the key results of a new study that outlines the urgent need to enhance the EU-Turkey energy partnership and proposes the establishment of a new "EU-Turkey Natural Gas Initiative".
"Focusing Climate Change Policy on Health in Cities" by Sabrina Dekker
Environment – Articles
Current climate change policy focused on resilience, while effective, can acquire more depth with a health focus. How though, is the question? The social determinants of health can act as a guide for resilience-focused policy. The article reports the findings of a content analysis and a survey of 51 cities.
"Are Government Workers really more Public-Spirited than those in the Private Sector?" by Mirco Tonin and Michael Vlassopoulos
Economics – Articles
This article reports that indeed workers in the public sector are more likely to engage in socially motivated activities than their private sector counterparts. However, this is so just because the public services employ people with higher education and skills, characteristics that increase the likelihood of being socially engaged.
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