Bridging the gap between climate change and development

Shardul Agrawala*, Maarten Van Aalst

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This volume has explored the synergies and trade-offs involved in mainstreaming climate change in development activities, focusing on natural resource management. Findings from this work underscore the need for, and the challenges faced in, taking climate change into account in development activities. This concluding chapter summarises the findings and then outlines some of the principal barriers facing the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation in development activities. The chapter concludes with an agenda for further action organised around improving the usability of climate information, developing and testing climate risk screening tools, employing appropriate entry points for climate information in development activities, focusing more on implementation, and improving co-ordination and sharing of good practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBridge Over Troubled Waters
Subtitle of host publicationLinking Climate Change and Development
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789264012769
ISBN (Print)9264012753, 9789264012752
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


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