All articles for the topic: Environmental economics

LEDS in Practice: Gain the competitive edge

This publication looks at how low emission industrial development and resource efficiency offer excellent opportunities for increasing competitiveness of economies and companies.

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LEDS in Practice: Promote gender equality

This publication looks at how, by actively engaging both women & men in all areas of society, countries can make their transition to low carbon societies truly sustainable.

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LEDS in Practice: Use trade policy

This paper looks at how shifting to a low emission future offers opportunities for trade, which in turn contributes to growth and development.

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Green growth in practice

This report is the first comprehensive international assessment of lessons from experiences of pursuing green growth across all levels of government and all regions.

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From Margins to Mainstream?

This paper analyses the climate change plans of 5 states in India.  It identifies key shortcomings that are impeding climate changes resilience building and make recommendations for improvements.

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Drylands Resource Guide

This guide highlights research and learning for climate change hotspots, with annotations from ASSAR academics to guide you to the most relevant and useful information for your work.

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Pastoralism and Adaptation

The purpose of this paper is to assess the potential for pastoral communities inhabiting Kenyan Masailand to adapt to climate change using conservancies and payments for ecosystem services.

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Impacts of climate change on poverty and potential from climate-informed development

The impacts of climate change on poverty depend on the scale of climate change, but also on demographic and socioeconomic trends.

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Private finance for adaptation in LDCs?

This brief presents a comprehensive analytical framework for understanding private adaptation finance. 

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Integrated Water Management in Nicaragua

This article summarizes the conclusions of a meeting on integrated watershed management in Nicaragua, with a particular focus on climate change, insurance schemes and best practice.

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CRIS Lessons Learned

The CRIS program focused in developing country cities to provide sustainable infrastructure services that support smart, lasting development.

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Capacity-building on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for District and National Environmental Officers of Bhutan

Read about when SEI conducted a customised 5-day interactive workshop on climate change adaptation and mitigation in Bangkok for staff of Bhutan’s National Environmental Commission.

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Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Semi-Arid Regions of India

ASSAR is a research project that seeks to understand the factors that have prevented climate change adaptation from being more widespread and successful. This article features ASSAR's work in India.

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The Gaurnaut review 2011

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Background

The Garnaut Climate Change Review was commissioned by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments in 2007 to conduct an...

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VAR Report

This VAR Report assesses the current-day values of key assets at risk to climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin countries. 

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Synthesis report: FCFA pilot phase

African governments and businesses are putting their investments at risk from the long-term impacts of climate change because they are failing to take climate information into...

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Evidence of Impact: Climate-smart agriculture in Africa

Africa’s climate is changing. Across the continent rainfall patterns are set to alter. In many areas droughts will become more frequent, more intense, and last longer. 

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FCFA Pilot: Malawi

Summary

There is growing interest about how climate information can be used to better inform decision-making across a range of sectors and socio-political and environmental settings. To...

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City-scale decisions

Abstract

How do cities take effective decisions in the management of climate change impacts and in organising their functions, communities and economies so as to reduce...

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Targeting Zero Zero - Achieving zero extreme poverty on the path to zero net emissions

Executive summary

The eradication of extreme poverty is, perhaps, the minimum ethical floor for global development efforts. Progress over the past two decades has reduced extreme poverty...

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5 Things You Should Know About Climate Change in the Caribbean

Introduction

Natural events and human activities contribute to an increase in average temperatures around the world. Increases in greenhouse gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the main cause....

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Promoting Local Adaptive Capacity: Experiences from Africa and Asia

Executive summary

Uncertainty is increasingly proving to be a key feature of people’s lives. For people living in developing countries, climate change is adding to an already complex system...

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Pakistan NEEDS climate change

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National Development Plans and Priorities in the context of Climate Change

Pakistan’s climate is arid/semi-arid with...

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Egypt NEEDS Climate change

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National Development Plans and Priorities in the context of Climate Change

To enhance adaptation planning...

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