Achieving sustainable development in an age of climate change / Committee for Development Policy

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Subjects: Sustainable development
Climatic changes--Environmental aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : United Nations, [2009]
LC Classification: H, HC
Physical Description: ix, 29 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Authors: United Nations. Economic and Social Council. Committee for Development Policy
Notes: ISBN: 9789211045925
ISBN: 9211045924
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Summary: Adapting to climate change is critical for sustainable development. Steps must be taken to strengthen the adaptive capacity of all stakeholders and to mainstream adaptation into sectoral and national planning processes. Achieving the aims reflected in the international sustainable development agenda also requires mitigation efforts in accordance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities. Whereas among industrialized countries the approach to mitigation has focused on a cap-and-trade system, for developing countries such a strategy may not be ideal. For those countries, an investment-based approach encouraging the use of renewable energy alternatives appears to be the most promising mitigation strategy. In support of such approach, large-scale global funds for technology transfer required for mitigation and for helping countries cover adaptation costs should be considered.--Publisher's description
Partial contents: Introduction -- Climate change : emerging challenges to sustainable development -- The impact of climate change on vulnerable countries -- Sustainable development and climate change : towards an integrated approach -- Conclusions and recommendations
"Policy note."
"January 2009."
Includes bibliographical references
"United Nations publication Sales No. E.08.II.A.16."
OCLC Number: 320195606
ISBN/ISSN: 9789211045925