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Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most important questions of our century. As we have witnessed the three hottest years on record, marked by unparalleled natural disasters, droughts, floods, and extreme temperatures, how can academic research help us improve our strategies to increase climate change resilience and adaptation? 

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  • 03 August 2022
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GlobalDev on Climate Migration

Across the developing world, rising temperatures and the environmental disasters that follow are driving people from their homes. GlobalDev has...

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  • 07 March 2022
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World seaweed industry’s development potential hampered by genetic concerns

Over six million smallholder farmers across 48 countries depend on seaweed for their livelihoods. This column outlines what’s currently happening in...

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  • 01 November 2021
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Decarbonizing the economy: a view from the South

How can the world achieve higher levels of decarbonization without compromising economic development? This column explores the case of Morocco, a...

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  • 27 June 2021
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Building climate risk strategies into sanitation programs: seven principles

In a world where more than two billion people still lack access to basic facilities for sanitation, climate change brings an added complication,...

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  • 21 December 2020
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Moving towards transformative climate justice: what needs to be done?

If the roots of the climate crisis lie in economic and social injustices that are often racial, gendered, and class-based in origin, what are the...

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  • 01 April 2020
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‘Living laboratories’: an integrated approach to development goals

This blog is part of a series organised in conjunction with the 19th global development conference. To achieve global targets on the climate and...

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  • 26 February 2020
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Regulating industrial air pollution in India

This blog is part of a series organised in conjunction with the 19th global development conference. Air pollution levels in India are among the...

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  • 28 October 2019
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Investment in social networks as a response to climate change

How do social networks help communities that have become vulnerable to environmental damage caused by climate change? This column draws on evidence...

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  • 06 May 2019
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Employment creation: policies for a key development challenge

Economic transformation does not automatically lead to increased employment. Policies matter, as the example of Denmark’s windmill industry shows—and...

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  • 18 March 2019
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Rainfall rising: the potential downside for farmers in India

Rising levels of global rainfall will be a key channel through which farmers in developing countries are exposed to climate change. As this column...

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