Publications


Adaptation opportunities and maladaptive outcomes in climate vulnerability hotspots of northern Ghana

Research article by Philip Antwi-Agyei, Andy Dougill, Lindsay Stringer, Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe

How climate change adaptation practices can constrain development and deliver maladaptive outcomes in vulnerability hotspots is yet to be explored in-depth using case study analyses. This paper explores the effects of climate change coping and adaptation responses in three case study villages across the Central Gonja district of northern Ghana. The study addresses the following […]


How do sectoral policies support climate compatible development? An empirical analysis focusing on southern Africa

Research article by Stavros Afionis, Matthew England, Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill

Promoting inclusive and sustainable economic and social development whilst simultaneously adapting to climate change impacts and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions – Climate Compatible Development (CCD) – requires coherent policy approaches that span multiple sectors. This paper develops and applies a qualitative content analysis to assess national sector policies of ten southern African countries to determine […]



Socially Just Triple-Wins? A Framework for Evaluating the Social Justice Implications of Climate Compatible Development

Research article by Ben Wood, Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill, Claire Quinn

Climate compatible development (CCD) aims to help people improve their lives in the face of climate threats without exacerbating these threats for current and future generations. It is proving an attractive concept to both academics and practitioners. However, the social justice implications of CCD have not yet been comprehensively explored and an absence of adequate […]


Integrating climate adaptation, water governance and conflict management policies in lake riparian zones: Insights from African drylands

Research article by Uche Okpara, Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill

As river basin authorities and national governments develop policies to achieve sustainable development outcomes, conflicting signals between existing policies are undermining cross-thematic integrative modes of policy planning. This raises fundamental questions over how coherent portfolios of policy interventions across vital themes can best be advanced and managed. Taking the Lake Chad Basin (LCB) as an […]


Assessing coherence between sector polices and climate compatible development: opportunities for triple wins

Research article by Philip Antwi-Agyei, Andy Dougill, Lindsay Stringer

Climate Compatible Development (CCD) aims to deliver adaptation and mitigation without compromising development progress. To date, adaptation, mitigation and development related to key climate-sensitive sectors have often been treated separately. This paper uses qualitative document analysis, content analysis, expert interviews and a multi-stakeholder workshop to: examine the extent to which policies in climate-sensitive sectors align […]




Uncovering blind spots in urban carbon management: the role of consumption-based carbon accounting in Bristol, UK

Research article by Andy Gouldson, Joel Millward-Hopkins, Kate Scott, John Barrett, Andrew Sudmant

The rapid urbanisation of the twentieth century, along with the spread of high-consumption urban lifestyles, has led to cities becoming the dominant drivers of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing these impacts is crucial, but production-based frameworks of carbon measurement and mitigation—which encompass only a limited part of cities’ carbon footprints—are much more developed and […]


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