Posts tagged as: sustainable growth

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    Part 1: Smallholder farmers, biodiversity, and agricultural sustainability

    In Part 1 of this series, we discuss policy steps that could be taken by the world's least developed countries (LDCs) to ensure farmers can grow genetically diverse crops. In Part 2, we discuss the global community’s role in ensuring this is economically sustainable, including trade and domestic policy considerations for high- and middle-income countries that affect...

    16 Aug 2021 | Siobhan McDonough , Nick Wilkinson

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    Does climate change cause conflict?

    A growing body of evidence suggests there are strong links between climate and conflict in both developed and developing countries. The effects of climate change, such as changes in temperature and precipitation, can increase the likelihood and intensity of conflict and violence. An influential paper, published in 2015, synthesised 55 studies and found that changes in...

    2 Jun 2021 | Emilie Yam

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    Projecting emissions: Assessing strategies to protect the planet and the poor

    While the poorest countries should prioritise climate resilience, fast growing economies must better complement growth with strategies to reduce emissions. Growth, poverty, and climate change are possibly the three most crucial considerations guiding development aid discussions. Thus, green growth strategies for lower-middle and low-income countries must be responsive to...

    13 May 2021 | Anum Anis

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    Climate change mitigation and adaptation is not enough to restore our Earth

    Climate change solutions typically fall into one of two categories: mitigation and adaptation. While critics argue that such categorisation is too narrow, I draw upon findings from an IGC country-wide consultation to explore climate change policies and priorities across our partner countries. I argue that although mitigation and adaptation are important policy themes,...

    5 May 2021 | Joevas Asare

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    Can growth truly be sustainable?

    A sustainable approach to growth provides economic opportunities for the poor, builds resilience, and prepares low-income countries for the impacts of climate change while limiting current emissions and environmental degradation. Yet as massive investments roll out to support the global COVID-19 recovery, 2021 is projected to be the second highest year in history for global...

    28 Apr 2021 | Matthieu Teachout