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.
How effective adaptation practices in response to climate change are is a crucial question confronting farmers across the world. Using detailed plot-level data from a specifically designed survey conducted in … read more »
- Multinational corporations and climate adaptation – Are we asking the right questions? A review of current knowledge and a new research perspective
- Flood insurance in England – An assessment of the current and newly proposed insurance scheme in the context of rising flood risk
- The land certification program and off-farm employment in Ethiopia
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 »
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 »