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Climate finance: lessons from Rwanda

Developed countries have made little progress in providing climate finance for the transition towards low-emission and climateadaptive development pathways in developing countries. It is expected that a new legal agreement on climate [more]…

‘Fixing’ the climate crisis: Capital, states and carbon offsetting in India

The paper analyses dynamics of accumulation and displacement in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). It combines the theoretical work with a case study of the Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited HFC-23 destruction project [more]…

Improving the practice and policy of springshed management in India

This case study focuses on the Arghyam’s ‘Springs Initiative’: an open platform for discussing the revival of water springs and an overarching template for springshed management in India. It highlights that [more]…

Dynamics of well irrigation systems and CO2 emissions in different agroecosystems of South Central India

This study was undertaken to assess the carbon dioxide emissions for different irrigation systems, in the context of growing demand for adaption of pressurised irrigation with electric pumps in South [more]…

17298IIED: Impact of climate change on Least Developed Countries: are the SDGs possible? - IIED Publications Database

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will define the priorities of the UN’s development agenda beyond 2015. But the reality of climate change impacts will render these aspirational goals almost impossibly [more]…

The institutionalisation of climate policy in India: designing a development-focused, co-benefits based approach

This paper examines climate policy in India, its coordination, design and implementation. It looks at three periods: pre-2007; 2007–2009 and 2010-mid-2014 and several key themes are identified: First, the formation of [more]…

Carbon intensification and poverty reduction in Kenya: lessons from the Kenya agricultural carbon project

This paper focuses on the Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project, implemented by the NGO Vi Agroforestry, which is designing and implementing climate finance projects in the agricultural sector. It argues that this [more]…

Indian leadership on climate change: punching above its weight

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others at the highest political level have outlined in recent statements India's commitment to constructive engagement with the global effort to combat climate change. [more]…

Mixing integrated coastal zone management and green growth in Colombia. A recipe for resilient coastal cities?

Nearly twelve percent of Colombia´s population lives in five coastal cities with more than 170000 inhabitants. These coastal cities are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change not only because [more]…

A role for innovation prizes to support adaptation to climate change?

The aim of this paper is to examine the role of innovation prizes in supporting adaptation to climate change in the context of development, in view of two parallel trends: [more]…

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