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Insurance, housing and climate adaptation: Current knowledge and future research

Insurance, housing    Are hard climate change issues    Let’s research and talk    Climate change will inevitably threaten New Zealand’s coastal housing, but the exact nature of that threat will depend on the insurance...

The Science, Economics, and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Review of The Climate Casino by William Nordhaus

The problem of global climate change presents overwhelming factual, analytical, and normative challenges. Nordhaus surveys this terrain bravely and mostly successfully. He explains the scientific/economic consensus that the planet is warming, that people are responsible,...

Climate Change, Innovation and Technology Policy

There is a strong foundation in theoretical and empirical research in economics for the proposition that efficient climate policy must include both carbon-price policy and technology policy. Even the most modest projections of Greenhouse Gan...

Going to the Source: Using an Upstream Point of Regulation for Energy in a National Chinese Emissions Trading System

There are many choices within the design of an emissions trading system. In this paper we focus on one specific aspect - the point of regulation for the energy sector. This choice affects transaction costs;...

Scale and Transfers in International Emissions Offset Programs

Voluntary emissions offset programs between developing and industrialized countries suffer from adverse selection, because participants will self-select into the program. In contrast, pure subsidies for mitigation lead to full participation and hence efficiency, but require...

Optimal Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate Change

Considerable emphasis has been placed on designing climate change mitigation policies, both in New Zealand and internationally. This paper, while also dealing with climate change, alters the focus to adaptation policy. Adaptation is important whether...

Predicted Impacts of Climate Change on New Zealand’s Biodiversity

In New Zealand, climate change impacts have already been observed, and will increase in future decades.
Average air temperature is predicted to warm by 2.1 degrees C by 2090 for a mid-range IPCC scenario (A1B), with...

The Economic Implications of Climate-Induced Changes in Agricultural Production

In this paper we again analyse the effects of climate-induced changes in agricultural production, and include forestry as well. We pursue a different methodology to estimate the effects of future climate change on agricultural and...

A New Zealand Electricity Market Model: Assessment of the Effect of Climate Change on Electricity Production and Consumption

In this paper, we introduce an electricity market model and use it to explore the effect of climate change on electricity output and prices. It is calibrated to the New Zealand Electricity Market, and includes...

Migration and the Environment (Galapagos)

This dataset includes demographic data of the Galapagos Islands in English and Spanish. It contains information between 1950 and 2001 for Galapagos Islands, but time period could vary for different variables.Data Source: Various sources. Please...

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