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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.

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.

In some cases, new technologies may be required in developing countries for which there is at present a social need, but insufficient demand. Examples include the need for drought or high temperature tolerant crops, or vaccines for human and animal diseases that are found mostly in low-income countries. Donors may fund the necessary research and development directly, or establish prizes for the successful development of suitably specified products. Donors would acquire all intellectual property rights and make the new technologies widely available.

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