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.

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Nicholas Stern warns against rigid separation of aid and climate finance

Nicholas Stern warns against rigid separation of aid and climate finance

Governments should not create a rigid separation between their overseas aid for supporting development and their financial support to help developing countries tackle climate change, Nicholas Stern has warned in a new policy paper. read more »