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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.
Complexity of politics in Climate Compatible Development: Creating wins over space and time
F. Moleres / Panos Pictures
 As the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference takes place in Germany, an IDS-led project funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) looks at the recent lessons they have learnt on how climate compatible development initiatives are unfolding in Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique. Using a political economy approach, the case studies focus on:
  • the contexts in which initiatives occur
  • the potential competition or conflict between different actors and their goals, and 
  • the consequences in terms of who wins and who loses from different aspects of climate compatible development.

The first in a series of three blogs comes from Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Research Fellow Thomas Tanner. Tom is the lead researcher of the Ghana case study that investigates the coastal fisheries sector.

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Political economy of Climate Compatible Development: artisanal fisheries and climate change in Ghana
T. Tanner; A. Mensah; E.T. Lawson / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
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J.L. Johnston; J.C. Fanzo; B. Cogill 2014
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J. Quan; L.O. Naess; A. Newsham / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
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