Recent Blog Posts

  • Improving Climate Change Mitigation Analysis A major new paper in the journal One Earth from a collaboration between U.S. and European authors on the importance of incorporating behavioral, cultural, social, and political considerations into integrated assessment models of greenhouse gas emissions pathways, especially in the context of the IPCC process. Abstract: Limiting global warming to 2°C or less compared with pre-industrial temperatures will require unprecedented rates of decarbonization globally. The scale and scope of transformational change required across sectors and actors in society raises critical questions of feasibility.

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  • A Framework for Assessing Private Climate Governance Mike Vandenbergh and I have a new paper out, in the journal Energy Research & Social Science, on our three-part framework for assessing the impacts of private climate governance. We discussed our three-part framework in previous writing, such as “Accounting for Political Feasibility”, “Beyond Gridlock”, and Beyond Politics. Here, we discuss some practical steps toward applying the framework to assessing the prospects and potential impacts of private climate governance and some of the research needs and priorities for using our framework more broadly.

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Recent Publications

  • et al., Applying machine learning to social datasets: A study of migration in southwestern Bangladesh using random forests, Regional Environmental Change 22, 52.
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  • , , & , Modeling multi-level patterns of environmental migration in Bangladesh: An agent-based approach, in S. Kim et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 2021 Winter Simulation Conference (IEEE Press).
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  • , , & , A scenario of solar geoengineering governance: Vulnerable states demand, and act, Futures 132, 102809.
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  • , Expertise across disciplines: Establishing common ground in interdisciplinary disaster research teams, Risk Analysis 41, 1171–1177.
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