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Low carbon resilient development

We have 13 items tagged with ‘Low carbon resilient development’.
  • Boji Drug Store: financed by the European Union through the Community Development Trust Fund (Photo: John Nyangena)

    Funding local adaptation in Kenya: nationally vs. locally managed funds

    How do nationally and locally managed climate funds compare in creating impact on the ground? Guest blogger John Nyangena weighs up the pros and cons of each approach

    4 December 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • 34 wind turbines in Adama, Ethiopia, produce 51 megawatts. Ethiopia is an early adopter of climate change policy (Photo: Ollivier Girard/Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Author Q&A: The political economy of low carbon resilient development

    Neha Rai answers questions on a new book that highlights how low carbon resilient development approaches can reduce carbon emissions at the same time as increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change

    8 November 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • "This workshop aimed to generate a shared learning on how climate financing for low-carbon climate resilient development can better reach the people who need it most" said Neha Rai about the event to discuss accessing climate funds for low-carbon resilience development projects (Photo: Neha Rai/IIED)

    Reaching those that need it most: learnings for climate finance programmes

    Representatives from Nepal, Bangladesh, Rwanda and Ethiopia, including government stakeholders' researchers, civil society groups and multilateral bodies, such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF), this week discussed how climate finance can better reach the people who need it most – the poorest in society

    2 April 2015 | News | Climate change
  • Introducing improved climbing bean varieties in Rwanda has transformed beans from a subsistence crop into a cash crop (Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT via Flickr)

    How are Rwanda, Ethiopia and Bangladesh preparing for climate change?

    Ethiopia, Rwanda and Bangladesh are developing their national low carbon climate resilient strategies. The public policy team within the Climate Change Group at IIED have just finished 18 months of research into these planning processes. The research helped clarify what is motivating countries to become more climate resilient. It also highlighted some ways these processes could be better supported and brought together.

    24 November 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • A house on the island of Padma Pakur is submerged by the rising waters (Photo: Espen Rasmussen/PANOS)

    Building climate change resilience in South Asia

    South Asia as a region has witnessed favourable economic growth and is gearing up to capitalise on opportunities provided by urbanisation, economic diversification and a young population. At the same time the region is also home to the world's largest population of the poor and is extremely vulnerable to adverse impacts of climate change

    6 June 2014 | Project | Climate change
  • LDCs can use the example of Brazil, which has achieved a drastic fall in emissions thanks to avoided deforestation, to see what is possible despite limited economic capacity. Pictured is deforestation for the use of clay in Rio de Janeiro (Photo via Wikipedia Commons)

    Climate action: Diplomats' discussions yield four themes for 2014

    The Gambia's Special Climate Envoy identifies four themes for action on climate change in the UN negotiations and beyond

    4 June 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • A family in Dadaab gathers sticks and branches for firewood and to make a shelter, while carcasses of animals that have perished in the drought are strewn across the desert (Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam via Wikipedia Commons)

    Urgent action needed says leader of the Least Developed Countries Group

    Ahead of the latest UN climate negotiations in Bonn, the Least Developed Countries Group Chair points out that while science tells us that we can limit global temperatures to save the world's poorest countries, we need the will to do it

    4 June 2014 | News | Climate change
  • Children go to school on boat in flood-prone Bangladesh. Photo: G.M.B Akash/Panos

    Least developed countries lead on low-carbon resilience

    Some of the least developed countries are at the forefront of an approach that combines efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to climate change and achieve economic and social development.

    16 October 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • 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
  • Flooded sugar cane fields near Colombia's third largest city, Cali, during an intense rainy season.

    What does low-carbon resilience look like in Latin America?

    Many Latin American countries are showing how the pursuit of low-carbon strategies can create ‘win-win’ scenarios for economic growth and forest protection.

    4 April 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Picture of the Punakha Dzong, an administrative centre in Bhutan. A river runs past it in the foreground and wooded hills rise behind it.

    Low carbon resilience in the least developed countries: a panacea to address climate change?

    Instead of talking about climate change mitigation or adaptation, low carbon resilience has become the new buzzword in climate policy.

    22 January 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Installing solar panels in Rwanda. Photo: Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF)

    Theories of change for low carbon resilient development

    Policies for low carbon resilient development aim to support climate resilient development in the poorest countries while also addressing climate change through reducing carbon emissions. This research programme seeks to bring together the two aspects of the climate change debate: mitigation and adaptation.

    3 January 2013 | Project | Climate change
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