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.
Coping with climate risk: the role of institutions, governance and finance in private adaptation decisions of the poor
This paper looks at adaptation from the point of view of households. It asks how political and economic institutions may help or hinder adaptation decisions. read more »
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 »
There has been a recent upsurge in research and policy interest in natural resource scarcity, particularly in relation to the water-energy-food nexus. In a recent paper, we show how the … read more »