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Exploring Development Futures in a Changing Climate: Frontiers for Development Policy and Practice
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2009 (English)In: Development Policy Review, ISSN 0950-6764, E-ISSN 1467-7679, Vol. 27, no 6, 659-675 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Climate change poses the most significant foreseeable threat to the development of humankind. Among the parts of the globe liable to be affected, the developing world is the most vulnerable to climate risks. Introducing a DPR theme issue on how development policy is responding to the increasingly pressured global climate agenda, this article reviews what is being done and still needs to be done, paying particular attention to action on three policy frontiers: (i) adaptation actions and finance, (ii) mitigation policies and their governance, and (iii) the implications for development planning. It addresses what will be needed for the development community to rise to the challenge in the run-up to the Copenhagen conference in 2009 and beyond

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2009. Vol. 27, no 6, 659-675 p.
Keyword [en]
climate change, development futures, mitigation, adaptation, governance, social development
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32589OAI: diva2:304257
Published Online: Oct 9 2009 11:03AM DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7679.2009.00464.x
Available from: 2010-03-17 Created: 2010-03-17 Last updated: 2010-04-30Bibliographically approved

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