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Climate and development research review: synthesis report

This report by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) highlights key trends in a growing body of research on the links between climate change and development. The purpose of the review is to pull out the main findings from this body of research to inform policymakers and practitioners who are working towards climate compatible development. It draws on a meta-synthesis of hundreds of policy-relevant research papers published between January 2010 and August 2011, and a closer review of almost 100 of those papers. All the papers chosen for inclusion in the review spoke to two key questions: how does climate change affect development and how can development contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation? The review focuses on four themes: decision-making in the face of uncertainty; natural resource management in a changing climate; innovative finance for climate action; and technology transfer and division of effort for the low carbon transition.