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Climate Change And Development Consultation On Key Researchable Issues Sectoral Issues Section 2.7. Energy

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Document begins: CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTATION ON KEY RESEARCHABLE ISSUES SECTORAL ISSUES SECTION 2.7. ENERGY HARALD WINKLER AND RAINER JANSSEN Saleemul Huq and Hannah Reid Climate Change Group International Institute for Environment and Development 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H 0DD, UK Tel: (+44 20) 7388 2117 Fax: (+44 20) 7388 2826 Email: Climate Change and Energy Energy and mitigation where not the focus for this scoping exercise, but as the following text boxes illustrate, energy obviously plays an important role for development and opportunities to mitigate climate change. Emerging priority research themes Fuel poverty, adaptation and mitigation for the poorest. Decarbonisation strategies have often had significant impacts on fuel availability for the chronically poor, particularly through changes in health and well-being. Analysis of the interactions between fuel use, health, technological change and gender and social aspects of decarbonisation strategies should focus on how the trade-offs between increased prosperity and consumption, and environmental health are negotiated. Pathways of decarbonisation for emerging economies. Research in this area should examine transitional decarbonisation pathways in key developing countries and develop assessment tools for mitigation technologies. Consideration of prospects for `clean' development in countries poised to become major emitters, including China, India ...

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