Topic leads: Samuel Fankhauser and Judith Rees
This research highlights the links between adaptation, growth and poverty alleviation in low-income countries.
Rather than treating adaptation as a separate policy agenda, this research puts adaptation within the context of broader needs, trends and priorities. The research highlights the realities of the potential synergies and trade-offs between adaptation, growth, human development and poverty alleviation.
Research issues include:
conceptual analysis of the link between adaptation, development and growth;
on-the-ground case studies, drawing on recent planning programmes (eg PPCR), and;
focus on linking national and local-level actions and priorities (considering equity dimensions), and finally;
evaluating the risk of large-scale changes in climate to economic growth and human development (incorporating important feedbacks, such as ecosystem damages and effects of biofuels on food prices).