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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
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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.

Read the full blog: bit.ly/tt_ccd

Latest Documents

The IPCC and treatment of uncertainties: topics and sources of dissensus
C.E. Adler; G.H. Hadorn / Wiley Online Library, 2014
The researchers for this paper reviewed published literature that outline disagreement or dissensus on the guidance note in the IPCC assessment process, structured as three distinct topics. First, whether the procedure is reliable and...
The IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report: What's in it for Africa?
Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2014
This executive summary highlights that Africa’s climate is already changing and the impacts are already being felt. It argues that climate change will have widespread impacts on African society and Africans’ interaction wi...
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Lami Town, Republic of Fiji
P. Grant (ed) / United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2014
This abridged report looks at the climate vulnerability of Lami Town in the Republic of Fiji. Urban communities in Fiji are located in highly hazard-prone areas in the coastal zone. Storm surges and sea-level rise can affect settlemen...
Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience (Human Development Report 2014)
United Nations Development Programme, 2014
This report makes the case that the sustained enhancement of individuals’ and societies’ capabilities is necessary to reduce persistent vulnerabilities – many of them structural and many of them tied to the life cycl...
On-farm treatment options for wastewater, greywater and fecal sludge with special reference to West Africa
B. Keraita; P. Drechsel; A. Klutse; O.O. Cofie / International Water Management Institute, 2014
This paper focuses on the on-farm treatment of waste water, particularly in West Africa, and argues that while although it can hardly replace conventional treatment, it can contribute to risk reduction, especially if combined with oth...
Improving grassroots equity in the forests and climate change context
The Centre for People and Forests, 2014
This training manual provides guidance to train grassroots facilitators to better engage stakeholders and promote equity in forest-based climate change and forest management practices. It aims to extend the practice and process of act...
Options of the 2015 agreement under the Durban Platform process: focusing on legal form of the agreement, nationally determined contributions, and finance
Y Kameyama; K. Tamura; Y. Takamura; H. Niizawa / National Institute for Environmental Studies, 2014
This research report focuses on the 2015 international climate change agreement and the Durban Platform. It looks at the results of an online questionnaire carried out in January 2014. The Durban Platform decision reached at the 17th ...
Green economies in the Caribbean: Perspectives, priorities and an action learning agenda
T. Geoghegan (ed); N. Leotaud (ed); S. Bass (ed) / International Institute for Environment and Development, 2014
This paper summarises early explorations by the Green Economy Action Learning Group (GE ALG), which aims to help governments and other stakeholders develop a practical Caribbean vision of an inclusive and resilient ‘green’...
Renewable energy technology: evolution and policy implications – evidence from patent literature
S. Helm; Q. Tannock; I. Iliev / World Intellectual Property Organization, 2014
This Global Challenges Report analyses the patent landscapes of four Climate Change Mitigation Technologies (CCMTs) (biofuels, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy) to inform policy discussions by providing empirical...
Reducing vulnerability of island coasts
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2014
This paper is about the reducing the vulnerability of coasts through appropriate adaptation measures. This is the focus of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) programme which has four coastal zone demonstration projects, i...
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