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An 'agenda for change': Quantifying climate change impacts on natural resource-based economies

Opinion paper, 2 pages
PDF  11057IIED.pdf (98.66 KB)

For adaptation to be beneficial to developing countries, it must begin quickly and this will require domestic political will. The third assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made clear that even if the Kyoto Protocol is fully
implemented, inertial in climatic systems mean that climate change (CC) is unavoidable. The countries most vulnerable to CC include many developing nations; while those better-able to adapt and less willing to mitigate are those most guilty of past pollution, including many developed nations.

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