Environment & Climate Change

Environment & Climate Change

Climate change poses humanity’s biggest challenge. With climate change now an urgent priority, what can we learn from past successes of development co-operation in the environmental area, its failures, and how can some of these successes be scaled-up in the area of climate change adaption? 

Urban View: Traffic in Hanoi © UN Photo/Kibae Park

With Africa’s increasing urbanization, governments and local authorities - supported by donors - are under pressure to provide better urban service...

Fisherman in Wataboo beach © UN Photo/Martine Perret

At the recent UNU-WIDER research conference on development and climate change, the communications team took the opportunity to ask participants vis...

UNU-WIDER / Oct 2012
Hand drawing © UN Photo/Martine Perret

The research project ReCom-Research and Communication on foreign aid, which is co-ordinated by UNU-WIDER with funding from the development agencies...

Carl-Gustav Lindén / Sep 2012
Green leaves © UN Photo/Tim McKulka

The climate change crisis and development needs of the world's poor require us to acknowledge the necessity and urgency for both continued growth a...

Yongfu Huang / Sep 2012
Sunset reflecting on water © UN Photo/Martine Perret

What are the main limitations to growth in low-income countries?

UNU-WIDER / Jan 2013