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.
Does it matter what you call it? Reflections on how companies voluntarily disclose their adaptation activities
Adapting to climate change requires the engagement of a wide range of stakeholders, including the private sector. However, little is still known about if and how corporations, particularly those operating … read more »
Adaptation presents developing countries with the ultimate dual challenge – building a rapidly evolving, sustainable economy within an environment increasingly altered by the impacts of climate change. To meet this challenge, adaptation policy must find balance and create synergy between the two, as climate resilience and economic resilience go hand in hand. read more »
Developing countries should tackle the twin opportunities of climate resilience and economic resilience together argue Adriana Kocornik-Mina and Samuel Fankhauser. read more »