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Exploring Development Futures in a Changing Climate: Frontiers for Development Policy and Practice

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  • Emily Boyd
  • Natasha Grist
  • Sirkku Juhola
  • Valerie Nelson
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    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. Copyright (c) The Authors 2009. Journal compilation (c) 2009 Overseas Development Institute..

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    Article provided by Overseas Development Institute in its journal Development Policy Review.

    Volume (Year): 27 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 6 (November)
    Pages: 659-674

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:devpol:v:27:y:2009:i:6:p:659-674

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