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Solution for Managing Adaptation to Climate Change in the Developing World

The Challenge

In policy discussions of climate change, mitigation has been the main focus to date but adaptation to climate change is moving up the policy agenda. Simulation models suggest that the negative effects ...

In policy discussions of climate change, mitigation has been the main focus to date but adaptation to climate change is moving up the policy agenda. Simulation models suggest that the negative effects of climate change disproportionately fall on the developing world. Some argue that such effects have already started to become visible in the form of agricultural damage, displacement of people by floods, etc.

Adopt an integrated approach to promoting water and food security.

Water and agriculture are the sectors of the economy most affected by climate change. Domestic agricultural output is also crucial to feeding local populations, and the sector provides employment and income for a large proportion of households, particularly among the poor.

Giving top priority to water and food security will help to organize the wide range of required measures on the part of governments, firms and households. An integrated approach to water and food security will recognize the importance of maintaining traditional, diversified, climate-resilient agricultural production systems as well as intensifying these systems in environmentally sustainable ways.

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    Adapting farming to a changing climate

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    Encourage political participation and promote responsive leadership.

    Encourage political participation and promote responsive leadership.

    Encourage political participation and promote responsive leadership.

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    Donors should fund directly or establish incentives for the creation of new appropriate technologies, for example, drought or high temperature tolerant crops or vaccines for human and animal diseases.

    Donors should fund directly or establish incentives for the creation of new appropriate technologies, for example, drought or high temperature tolerant crops or vaccines for human and animal diseases.

    Donors should fund directly or establish incentives for the creation of new appropriate technologies, for example, drought or high temperature tolerant crops or vaccines for human and animal diseases.

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    Use index insurance to manage climate risks, effectively reinsure national carriers and support insurance with transfers from high-income countries.

    Use index insurance to manage climate risks, effectively reinsure national carriers and support insurance with transfers from high-income countries.

    Use index insurance to manage climate risks, effectively reinsure national carriers and support insurance with transfers from high-income countries.

    Polity, Business, Civil Society