Identifying opportunities for coherence between the intended Nationally Determined Contributions and the Sustainable Development Goals: the case of ECOWAS member states

Working paper by Philip AntwiAgyei, Andrew Dougill, Thomas Peprah Agyekum, Lindsay Stringer on 6 Jun 2017

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) are two of the most important policy frameworks of the twenty-first century so far, the interactions and trade-offs between them have not yet been analysed, especially in sub-Saharan African countries. Such analyses are of paramount importance if member states of the Economic Community […]

Autonomous adaptation to riverine flooding in Satkhira District, Bangladesh: implications for adaptation planning

Research article by Adrian Fenton, Jouni Paavola, Anne Tallontire on 23 May 2017

Systematic understanding of adaptation measures utilised by households in developing countries is needed to identify the constraints they face, and the external interventions or adaptation planning needed to overcome them. Understanding of autonomous household adaptation patterns remains underdeveloped. In particular, little is known regarding whether households are implementing incremental or transformational adaptation measures as well […]

Investigating Climate Compatible Development Outcomes and their Implications for Distributive Justice: Evidence from Malawi

Research article by Ben Wood, Claire Quinn, Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill on 18 May 2017

Governments and donors are investing in climate compatible development in order to reduce climate and development vulnerabilities. However, the rate at which climate compatible development is being operationalised has outpaced academic enquiry into the concept. Interventions aiming to achieve climate compatible development “wins” (for development, mitigation, adaptation) can also create negative side-effects. Moreover, benefits and […]