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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.

Encourage political participation and promote responsive leadership.

In many cases, the bottleneck to implementing a national strategy to deal with climate change is the lack of political will at the highest national level. Recent advances in local democracy in many countries, aided by the spread of new information technologies, can help to make national leaderships more responsive to the needs of the people who are the victims of climate change.

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    Adopt an integrated approach to promoting water and food security.

    Adopt an integrated approach to promoting water and food security.

    Adopt an integrated approach to promoting water and food security.

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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.

    Polity, Business, Civil Society
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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