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? 

Agriculture in China © UN Photo/John Isaac

What are the driving forces behind emissions from China’s agricultural sector, and what can be done to reduce them?

UNU-WIDER / Feb 2013
© UN Photo/Martine Perret

This research studies whether the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol achieves its objective of emission reductions in the host...

Huang, He, Tarp / Aug 2012
A view of electrical transmission towers in a mountainous area of Sapa, Vietnam. © UN Photo/Kibae Park; UN Photo/Kibae Park

One of the dual objectives of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol is to promote sustainable development in the host countri...

Huang, He, Tarp / Aug 2012
Porraskoski rapid © Anu Laakso

Exciting research about the impact of aid on different sectors continues steadily from the ReCom project. This newsletter is an effort to present t...

Carl-Gustav Lindén / Aug 2012
Launch of collaboration for joint University of Ghana, © UNU-WIDER

ReCom highlights in the WIDERAngle June - July 2012 issue.

UNU-WIDER / June 2012
Forest, © UN Photo/Kibae Park

How will the economic crisis affect foreign aid, and can the global economy recover without worsening the food and climate crises?

UNU-WIDER / Aug 2012