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Development Policy as a Way to Manage Climate Change Risks

Edited By: Bert Metz and Marcel Kok

144 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | May 2008 | #175479 | ISBN-13: 9781844076413
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Climate change and its impacts can have a very negative influence on people and their economies, and yet social and economic development is the very driver of climate change. This complex relationship necessitates a two-way approach embracing the influence of climate change and policy/strategy/action on development, and the influence of development policies, strategies and decisions on climate change.

This special issue of the "Climate Policy" journal focuses on new evidence that identifies options for action, examining how development strategies, policies and decisions can be made more sustainable by integrating climate change considerations and overcoming the barriers that hinder implementation. It explores what lessons exist for policy at the national and international level based on experience, research and case studies and looks at how promising options for local policies can be scaled up through international initiatives to enhance their impact.


Integrating Development and Climate Policies; Climate Adaptation from a Poverty Perspective; Brazilian Transport Initiatives with GHG Reductions as a Co-benefit; Financing Integration of Climate Change Mitigation Into Development * Methods for Quantifying Benefits of Sustainable Development Policies and Measures (SD-PAMs); Adaptation and the Poor: Development, Resilience and Transition; Adapting Development Cooperation to Adapt to Climate Change; Integrated Development and Climate Policies: National and International Benefits; Bilateral and Multilateral Financial Assistance for the Energy Sector of Developing Countries; Sustainable Development and Climate Change: Lessons from Country Studies.

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Dr. Bert Metz is a Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and co-chairman of the Working Group on Climate Change Mitigation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the UN. Marcel Kok is Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency in the programme on Global Sustainability.

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