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‘Pudumai’ -Innovation and institutional churning in India’s informal economy: A report from the fieldOpenDocs, 2014Despite the fact that the informal economy accounts for about two thirds of GDP and 90% of employment in India , the informal economy seems absent from almost all discussions of any kind of low carbon revolution in the country. Does it play such a negligible role in pollution as many have assumed and would it be an obstacle to a low carbon revolution.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017Governments in the Caribbean recognise climate variability and change to be the most significant threat to sustainable development in the region.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2017Renewable energy technologies have experienced an exponential growth in South Africa, thanks to the procurement of large-scale power plants. However, South Africa’s electricity sector still lacks a level playing field.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017Geothermal development is on the rise in many regions of the world. However, the high costs of field development, coupled with the high risks associated with resource exploration and drilling, still pose a significant barrier to private sector financing.Insurance can mitigate the risks to investors and increase flows of private finance to the industry.Document
Climate impacts on agriculture and tourism – the case for climate resilient investment in the CaribbeanClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017For the Caribbean, climate change is not tomorrow’s problem. The threats it poses are neither distant nor abstract – they are already apparent. In recent years, hurricanes have caused major damage in countries such as Jamaica, Grenada and Cuba; severe flooding has hit Belize and Guyana; and droughts affect much of the east of the region.Document
Driving, connecting and communicating: The many roles of national government in climate adaptation planningClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to the Caribbean’s future prosperity. The impacts of climate change on economically important sectors such as tourism, agriculture and fishing threaten Caribbean nations’ ability to achieve their economic and social development goals.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017African decision-makers need reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information about the continent’s climate, and how this climate might change in future, if they are to plan appropriately to meet the region’s development challenges.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2017Ending subsidies to fossil fuel production is often a missing piece of comprehensive climate action plans.DocumentGovernance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2017The full brunt of cumulative greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be felt over the years to come but climate change impacts are already here. Fifteen of the 16 warmest years on record (since 1880) have occurred since 2001. At the same time, Hallegatte et al.Document
Driving, connecting and communicating: the many roles of national government in climate adaptation planningClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to the Caribbean’s future prosperity. The impacts of climate change on economically important sectors such as tourism, agriculture and fishing threaten Caribbean nations’ ability to achieve their economic and social development goals.