Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

Working paper by Matthew England, Andy Dougill, Lindsay Stringer, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Felix Kalaba, David Mkwambisi, Emilinah Namaganda on 7 Apr 2017

To be effective, cross-cutting issues like climate change adaptation need to be mainstreamed across multiple sectors; greater policy coherence is essential in order for this to happen. Using the cases of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, this paper investigates the extent of coherence in national policies across water and agriculture sectors and their links to climate […]

Was von Thünen right? Cattle intensification and deforestation in Brazil

Working paper by Francisco Pereira Fontes, Charles Palmer on 27 Jan 2017

This paper examines whether patterns of cattle intensification, deforestation, and pasture expansion in the Brazilian state of Rondonia are consistent with the land rent framework, in which location and distance to markets are key determinants of rents. A panel dataset of household lots, collected between 1996 and 2009, is used to test the hypothesis that […]

Monica Di Gregorio

Integrating mitigation and adaptation in climate and land use policies in Indonesia: a policy document analysis

Working paper by Monica Di Gregorio, Leandra Fatorelli, Maria Brockhaus, Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat, Emilia Pramova, Intan Maya Sari, Bruno Locatelli on 25 Nov 2015

Most of the climate policy integration literature focuses on mainstreaming mitigation OR adaptation into sectoral policies. Such approaches, however, tend to ignore possible interactions between climate change adaptation and mitigation, which are particularly important in the land use sector. This paper investigates climate policy integration and coherence in the forest and agricultural sectors in Indonesia. […]