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With support from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) this Guide focuses on adaptation, mitigation & development. It particularly looks at the relationship between climate change and other development sectors such as agriculture & food security, natural resource management, poverty & vulnerability, governance, health, gender, finance, & low carbon energy.
The politics of ‘triple wins’ and trade-offs in climate compatible development
F. Moleres / Panos Pictures
Can action on both climate change and development be reconciled in a world of unequal power, diverse institutions and conflicting interests? Answering this question means addressing the political economy of climate compatible development - the context and politics in which initiatives operate, and who wins and who loses. Over the past year, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and its partners have been exploring these questions through research on three case studies: coastal fisheries in Ghana, renewable energy in Kenya, and carbon forestry in Mozambique.

Read the full blog and watch the films associated with this research project.

Latest Documents

Government by experiment? Global cities and the governing of climate change - Bulkeley - 2012 - Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers - Wiley Online Library
H. Bulkeley; V. Casta ́n Broto 2012
In this paper, we argue for an approach that goes beyond an institutional reading of urban climate governance to engage with the ways in which government is accomplished through social and technical practices. Central to the exercise ...
Gender justice and climate justice: community-based strategies to increase women’s political agency in watershed management in times of climate change
P. Figueiredo; P.E. Perkins / York University, 2011
Women are one of the groups which are disproportionately affected by climate change in developing countries, especially in relation to culturally prescribed roles related to water management. Women are however, often un-represented in...
Participatory planning, justice, and climate change in Durban, South Africa
A. Aylett / Environment and Planning A, 2010
This academic article explores how participatory governance in urban environmental planning was implemented and experience in Durban, a coastal city in South Africa. The author, Aylett, contextualises participatory governance with the...
Justice in urban climate change adaptation: criteria and application to Delhi
S. Hughes / Ecology and Society, 2013
The authors argue that it is not only important to understand if adaptation as it is implemented in cities is just, but that the way in which it is conceptualized and planned must be just too. They call for the development of clear cr...
Contesting climate justice in the city: Examining politics and practice in urban climate change experiments
H. Bulkeley; G.A.S. Edwards; S. Fuller / Science Direct, 2014
The concept of climate justice has been debated and contested at the scale of international climate change negotiations. Bulkeley and colleagues introduce the ways in which climate justice is being conceptualised, debated and pursued ...
Climate finance in the urban context
A. Huhtala / World Bank, 2010
This World Bank issues brief succinctly maps out potential climate financing opportunities for cities. It starts with describing the financing challenges and costs of adapting cities to resilient, low carbon development paths. The sec...
Urban low carbon growth: financing opportunities for Indian cities
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, 2013
This report, prepared by ICLEI South Asia with support from the British High Commission in Delhi discusses the opportunities for urban climate finance in Indian cities. It starts by detailing the context of urbanisation in India, and ...
Climate finance for cities and buildings - a handbook for local governments
S. Pouffary; H. Rogers / UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, 2014
This handbook has been developed by UNEP to provide an overview and capacity-building for local government stakeholders about mechanisms to finance climate change adaption and mitigation. The second chapter lays out the international ...
The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance action statement
UN, 2014
This action statement is laid out with the aim to catalyse and accelerate capital flows to cities for investment in climate change responses such as low carbon development and resilient infrastructure, over the coming 15 years. The st...
Financing the Resilient City: A demand driven approach to development, disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation
J. Brugmann / ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, 2011
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability - proposes cities pioneer a demand-driven approach to climate financing. This approach involves ‘inverting’ the typical development financing approach by: i) bottom-up pla...
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