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.

Research

You never adapt alone – the role of Multi-Sectoral Partnerships in addressing urban climate risks

You never adapt alone – the role of Multi-Sectoral Partnerships in addressing urban climate risks

While multi-sectoral partnerships (MSPs) now form an increasingly popular and important part of the global climate and disaster risk governance landscape, particularly in urban areas, literature offers little critical investigation … read more »