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Stepping up to the climate change: Opportunities in re-conceptualising development futures


  • Emily Boyd
  • Sirkku Juhola

    (Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden)


Climate change poses societal challenges on an unprecedented scale. It implies changes to North-South power balance and responsibility, forcing societies to begin to re-conceptualise current development models and dominant narratives. This paper draws on the Climate Change and Development Futures: Shaping the Invisible panel held at the Development Studies Association 2008 Annual Conference titled Development's Invisible Hands. It reviews some of the relevant literature and analyses the opportunities and barriers that development and Development Studies face in re-conceptualising development futures. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Emily Boyd & Sirkku Juhola, 2009. "Stepping up to the climate change: Opportunities in re-conceptualising development futures," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 21(6), pages 792-804.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:21:y:2009:i:6:p:792-804
    DOI: 10.1002/jid.1619

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    1. W. Neil Adger & Saleemul Huq & Katrina Brown & Declan Conway & Mike Hulme, 2003. "Adaptation to climate change in the developing world," Progress in Development Studies, , vol. 3(3), pages 179-195, July.
    2. Emily Boyd & Henny Osbahr & Polly J Ericksen & Emma L Tompkins & Maria Carmen Lemos & Fiona Miller, 2008. "Resilience and ‘Climatizing’ Development: Examples and policy implications," Development, Palgrave Macmillan;Society for International Deveopment, vol. 51(3), pages 390-396, September.
    3. Jessica M. Ayers & Saleemul Huq, 2009. "Supporting Adaptation to Climate Change: What Role for Official Development Assistance?," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 27(6), pages 675-692, November.
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