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Adaptation and development

Climate change may put at risk past development achievements.

There are synergies and trade-offs between adaptation, economic growth, human development, social equity and poverty alleviation.

This programme explores climate-compatible forms of economic and social development; adaptation policies, instruments and institutions at different spatial scales; and the roles of the public and private sectors in adaptation decision making.


Climate change, development, poverty and economics

Climate change, development, poverty and economics

Putting the SDGs and Paris Agreement together, the agreements of 2015 have given us, for the first time, a global agenda for sustainable development applying to all countries. This paper sets out the implications of this agenda, and climate change in particular, for development economics and development policy. read more »