Environmental Vulnerability

News

21 Mar 2016

Up until 2040 the energy world will undergo a complete change: Renewable energies could play a dominant role in the global energy mix and a world wide climate regime with set CO2 targets could be established. Delphi Energy Future 2040 shows that the global transition to renewable energies does not only grant their affordability but also encourages their economical appeal. For this future outlook study, 350 experts from 40 countries were questioned about their estimation concerning the development of the global energy systems until 2040.

14 Mar 2016

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for greater environmental protection, poverty relief and development in the country's ethnic regions Thursday.

14 Mar 2016

Asserting India's stand in tackling climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said same set of rules cannot be applied to all countries "uniformly" even as he identified poverty as the biggest challenge for environment.

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31 Aug 2016

Over three episodes, WWF-Australia's Conservation Director Dr Gilly Llewellyn speaks with business, government and community experts to explore how climate change impacts are threatening Southeast

Studies & Presentations

16 Nov 2016

Given a poverty line, a person who is non-poor (poor) currently may not be treated as non-poor (poor) in a vulnerable situation. The poverty line is adjusted in the presence of vulnerability such that the utility of a person at the current poverty line and that at the adjusted poverty line become identical. Using an additive model of vulnerability, it is shown that if the utility function obeys constant Arrow-Pratt absolute risk aversion, then the harmonized poverty line is a simple absolute augmentation of the current poverty line.

07 Sep 2016

The Pacific Possible: Climate change and Disaster Resilience report highlights the costs of making Pacific coastlines more resilient to climate change, which vary between one and thirteen percent of GDP across all Pacific Island countries, with higher costs in atoll island states such as Kiribati and Marshall Islands.