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Bringing together the low-carbon and resilience agendas: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Rwanda

Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Rwanda are at the forefront of developing national plans that address elements of both climate change mitigation and adaptation with a low carbon resilient development (LCRD) agenda.

This working paper explores the experience of LCRD planning in each country using stakeholder interviews, analysis of policy documents and surveys to understand how this agenda is emerging in practice, and what ideas and discourses are shaping the policy development.

Establishing a national consensus on what is understood by LCRD is shown to be important in building stakeholder support for any proposed LCRD agenda, as is clearly defining which co-benefits are being targeted.

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Fisher, S., Fikreyesus, D., Islam, N., Kalore, M., Kaur, N., Shamsuddoha , Md., Nash, E., Rai, N., Tesfaye, L., and Rwirahira, J. 2014. Bringing together the low-carbon and resilience agendas: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Rwanda. IIED Working Paper. IIED, London.

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Policies for low carbon resilient development aim to support climate resilient development in the poorest countries while also addressing climate change through reducing carbon emissions. This research programme seeks to bring together the two aspects of the climate change debate: mitigation and adaptation.

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