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Climate change mitigation

We have 18 items tagged with ‘Climate change mitigation’.
  • Solar-radiation management aims to reduce the amount of solar energy warming the planet by blocking the sun with tiny particles (Photo: Mike, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Geoengineering and development – what price on equity and justice in the coming climate culture wars?

    Climate geoengineering is a divisive topic. Banking on hypothetical solutions from unproven technology could reduce the urgency of efforts to stop putting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere

    20 December 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group inspect a decentralised wastewater treatment system which enables the recycling and reuse of water, helping mitigate the increased risks from climate uncertainties on water availability (Photo: David Dodman/IIED)

    Using social learning to address climate uncertainties

    Uncertainty about the speed and impacts of climate change makes it difficult to design and implement policies that are resilient to long-term climate shocks and stresses. Institutional processes based on social learning offer a flexible approach that can help to address uncertainty and complexity, and enable effective climate responses

    20 April 2017 | Project | Climate change
  • Mozambique: bringing the cattle in from the fields. Mozambique is vulnerable to climate change because of its geography, but also has a poorly developed economy, frail infrastructure, and high levels of poverty (Photo: ILRI/Stevie Mann, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Climate finance from the aid budget must also deliver on poverty

    The UK has promised to increase funding for climate finance up to 2020, but if this money comes from the aid budget, how can we be sure that climate spending will also deliver on poverty eradication and the sustainable development agenda?

    30 September 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Solar-powered irrigated water pumps such as this one in Bangladesh can help villagers cope with unreliable rainfall patterns (Photo: Neha Rai/IIED)

    Climate finance must reach poor families

    The main impacts of climate change are being felt by poor families, which means that poor women and men must be at the centre of the climate change finance debate

    16 February 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Marisa Carmargo presents approaches to equity in forest governance: Lessons for safeguard development at an event at COP20 in Lima (Photo: Donal Yeang via Flickr)

    Why the private sector must be included in efforts to curb deforestation

    Making the links between green supplies chains, zero deforestation and the private sector at COP20 in Lima

    5 December 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Inspiring climate leaders, such as UNECA's Fatima Denton, are needed for Africa to tackle climate change (Photo: UNECA)

    Africa moves ahead to tackle climate change

    As last month's fourth conference on Climate Change and Development showed, Africa will need strong leaders such as Fatima Denton – who will deliver IIED's 2014 Barbara Ward Lecture on Thursday – to tackle the issues of climate change

    17 November 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • The British Library will host the 2014 Barbara Ward Lecture, with guest speaker Dr Fatima Denton (Photo: Wikipedia Commons licence)

    2014 IIED lecture: Let's rewrite the narrative on Africa and climate change

    IIED is delighted to announce that the 2014 Barbara Ward Lecture will be delivered by renowned climate change specialist Dr. Fatima Denton

    7 October 2014 | News | Climate change
  • A meeting of community members in Bangladesh. Similar meetings will feed into an international network of government planners sharing strategies on how to mainstream climate change into development planning (Photo: Isabelle Lemaire)

    Government group network on climate change mainstreaming

    An international network of government planners is sharing strategies on how to mainstream climate change into development planning

    29 September 2014 | Project | Climate change
  • This week in Myanmar, pictured, the Forest Farm Facility is funding a national exchange between forest and farm producer groups and many other producer groups (Photo: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)

    Forest and Farm Facility: Getting resources to those who matter

    Improving the participation of rural people has been in vogue for years, often with limited success. Here's one scheme that lives up to the hype by involving forest and farm producers on their own terms

    24 March 2014 | Blog | Forests
  • The field team designing a REDD strategy talk to farmer Nimale Maribu Saidi as part of their field research in Meceburi Forest Reserve, Mozambique .Photo by Mike Goldwater

    Inclusive environmental investments

    Inclusive environmental investments — from both public and private sector finance — are essential if local forest people are to benefit from deals that are both fair and support climate change adaptation and mitigation measures.

    7 September 2013 | Project | Forests
  • Rickshaws on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city.

    Bangladesh: from adaptation to low carbon resilience?

    Is it fair to ask Bangladesh to adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How does the government view this approach?

    10 July 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • A solar lamp lights up a shop.

    The private sector’s role in low carbon resilient development

    How can the private sector be effectively engaged not just to reduce the long-term impacts of climate change, but also to help communities adapt to the changes they’re experiencing now?

    20 June 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Less erosion, less warming

    I recently met with a Member of the Bangladesh Parliament to discuss the potential for mitigation in the agricultural sector under IIED’s work on the economics of climate change in the agricultural sector. Agriculture produces 10–12 per cent of total global emissions but also has considerable mitigation potential — 70 per cent of which is in developing countries — and I expected the Honourable Member, a well known climate change champion, to back the cause. But he did not seem entirely convinced. Why should decision makers listen? What’s in it for them?

    11 November 2010 | Blog | Climate change
  • Politics, sustainable energy security and the South

    2 September 2010 | Blog | Energy
  • Renewables, why bother?

    For much of the developing world producing clean energy that also mitigates carbon emissions is a very low priority. After all, why should countries that haven't significantly contributed to climate change worry about reducing their relatively tiny carbon emissions? In any case who would pay for it all?

    4 August 2010 | Blog | Climate change
  • What would sustainability in the North mean for development in the South?

    Everyone agrees that developed countries need to undertake a radical transformation if they are to assume their responsibilities for mitigating climate change. But what consequences would this have for the global South? Will climate change mitigation in the North undermine economic development in developing countries, or provide them with new opportunities?

    8 July 2010 | Blog | Climate change
  • Action stations: vulnerable countries and the talks

    ‘What we need to do is stop talking,’ said President Nasheed of the Maldives.

    15 December 2009 | Blog | Climate change
  • Q&A: Admit

    Highlights the key elements about this ethical and effective new way to compensate your carbon emissions and support adaptation, now in its pilot phase.

    16 March 2009 | Article | Climate change
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