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Poverty reduction, climate change mitigation and adaptation : the need for intermediate public policies harnessing technology appropriation


  • Christophe Rynikiewicz

    (LEPII - Laboratoire d'Economie de la Production et de l'Intégration Internationale - UPMF - Université Pierre Mendès France - Grenoble 2 - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Anne Chetaille

    (GRET Pôle Politiques Publiques et Régulations Internationales - GRET)


A growing attention is given to identify workable approaches, bringing together both goals of climate change mitigation and adaptation and poverty alleviation. Challenges are numerous. Developing countries vulnerability to climate change is high. While access to energy is considered as a key priority for developing countries needs, the climate change constraint would appeal for development paths to be less intensive in greenhouse gases.In this paper, we question the science and technology contribution to resilience in current international policy debate on poverty reduction and sustainable development. Secondly, key principles are defined to ensure an effective contribution of technology to addressing the challenges of leapfrogging. In particular, the ability to associate the stakeholders, define basic needs is fundamental in any technological transitions. Thirdly, we present the IMPACT Network's methodology and case studies that provide an original framework to design intermediate public policies, integrating multiple priorities in local and national strategies. This approach may help creating the enabling environments for technology development.

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  • Christophe Rynikiewicz & Anne Chetaille, 2006. "Poverty reduction, climate change mitigation and adaptation : the need for intermediate public policies harnessing technology appropriation," Post-Print halshs-00096512, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00096512
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