All pages with keywords: developing countries

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Hydropower in Africa: Plans for new dams could increase the risk of disruption to electricity supply

a commentary by Declan Conway 13 December, 2017

New research published in Nature Energy this month finds that plans for new dams could put electricity generation and supply at risk and highlights the importance of considering rainfall patterns when planning the location of new hydropower dams in Africa read more »


China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

a policy report by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran 7 August, 2017

A previous draft of this report was published as a background paper submission to the China Development Forum 2017. An 8-page summary policy brief is also available.  Headline issue China … read more »


China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

China’s leadership on sustainable infrastructure: lessons for the world

a briefing note by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran 18 July, 2017

China is taking an active leadership role in a new global agenda that has sustainable infrastructure at its heart – an agenda that is starting to address the … read more »


Economic growth and development with low-carbon energy

Economic growth and development with low-carbon energy

a working paper by Sam Fankhauser, Frank Jotzo 23 March, 2017

Energy is needed for economic growth, and access to cheap, reliable energy is an essential development objective. However, in the future access to fossil fuel-based energy will need to be … read more »


Barriers and opportunities for robust decision making approaches to support climate change adaptation in the developing world

Barriers and opportunities for robust decision making approaches to support climate change adaptation in the developing world

a research article by Ajay Gajanan Bhave, Declan Conway, Suraje Dessai, David Stainforth 29 September, 2016

Climate change adaptation is unavoidable, particularly in developing countries where the adaptation deficit is often larger than in developed countries. Robust Decision Making (RDM) approaches are considered useful for … read more »


Energy efficiency gains from trade in intermediate inputs: firm-level evidence from Indonesia

Energy efficiency gains from trade in intermediate inputs: firm-level evidence from Indonesia

a working paper by Michele Imbruno, Tobias Ketterer 23 June, 2016

This paper investigates whether importing intermediate goods improves firm-level environmental performance in a developing country, using data from the Indonesian manufacturing sector. read more »


The economics of adaptation and climate-resilient development: lessons from projects for key adaptation challenges

The economics of adaptation and climate-resilient development: lessons from projects for key adaptation challenges

a working paper by Paul Watkiss, Federica Cimato 4 May, 2016

This working paper aims to inform the development community about the current state-of-knowledge and emerging thinking on the economics of adaptation and the application to development. The paper explores a … read more »


Fans of fossil fuels offer Africa an unfair choice

a commentary by Bob Ward 4 February, 2016

A handful of campaigners who promote the use of fossil fuels are using newspaper articles to offer a deeply unfair choice to people living in the poorest countries of the … read more »


Climate resilience and economic resilience go hand in hand

Climate resilience and economic resilience go hand in hand

a commentary by Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Sam Fankhauser 23 September, 2015

Developing countries should tackle the twin opportunities of climate resilience and economic resilience together argue Adriana Kocornik-Mina and Samuel Fankhauser. read more »


Developing countries should reshape economies following extreme weather events to cope with future climate change

Press release 21 September, 2015

Developing countries recovering from extreme weather events should reshape their economies to adapt to future climate risks instead of only trying to restore existing economic activities, according to a paper … read more »


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