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.
Land tenure security has long been touted as key to increased performance of the agricultural sector in developing countries. This paper utilizes household level panel data to analyse the impact … read more »
- Climate change effects on agriculture: Economic responses to biophysical shocks
- Concept of loss and damage of climate change – a new challenge for climate decision-making? A climate science perspective
- Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries?
Disaster resilience and post-2015 development goals: the options for economics targets and indicators
In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire. Detailed discussions are already underway to inform the post-2015 development goals. This paper seeks to inform discussions around appropriate economics … read more »
As world leaders gather at the UN Climate Summit Lord Nicholas Stern asks what can be done. TED Talk. read more »