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Highlights We identify the relative importance of different drivers of firms’ preferences for chemical substitution. The avoidance of health and environmental hazards is the most important driver of…

18 August 2023 | Peer Reviewed | Sweden, Global Hub

Most energy models used for policy analysis are too complex for non-experts. We propose an energy model and demonstrate how non-experts can employ it to understand and evaluate renewable energy…

27 July 2023 | Peer Reviewed | Colombia

Abstract Land governance requires coherence not only in terms of policies but also between its governance functions to achieve the desired goals. In this study, we focus on the functions that direct…

18 September 2023 | Peer Reviewed | Colombia

Abstract The climate crisis and poor urban air quality have put the transport sector decarbonization on the agenda for most governments, who have focused on switching propulsion technologies, leaving…

18 September 2023 | Peer Reviewed | Colombia

Abstract This study addresses the use of behavioural nudges in reducing households' use of water across a large sample (>360,000 households) of domestic users. The impacts of several behavioural…

18 August 2023 | Peer Reviewed | South Africa

Ocean acidification (OA) poses a threat to coral reefs by increasing the fragility of susceptible corals to physical damage. As such, the impacts of dive tourism are likely to be exacerbated under…

11 August 2023 | Peer Reviewed | Vietnam

Abstract Climate change mitigation is mostly assessed through the lens of technologies and policy instruments. However, governance and social capital are crucial factors in complex social systems and…

17 July 2023 | Peer Reviewed |

Farmers in West Africa practice many climate change adaptation strategies numbering about 91. However, only a few of the strategies are cost effective. When trying to cope with the impact of climate...

31 August 2023 | Peer Reviewed | Nigeria

Abstract Households in developing countries are subject to considerable risk and shocks, but most can’t deal with them using formal credit and insurance mechanisms. We use five rounds of the South…

4 May 2023 | Peer Reviewed | South Africa, Global Hub

Non-technical summary The United Nations' sustainable development goals (SDGs) articulate societal aspirations for people and our planet. Many scientists have criticised the SDGs and some have…

27 July 2023 | Peer Reviewed | Colombia