Increasingly, we are seeing mitigation, adaptation and development objectives bundled under "Prosperity and Resiliency" agendas. This bundling has broadened the mitigation tent, with climate-focused overseas development assistance starting to prioritize investments with multiple co-benefits.
|· Jo-Ellen Parry|
Deputy Director, Climate Change and Energy
|· Anne Hammill|
Program Leader, Adaptation and Risk Reduction
|· Philip Gass|
|· Livia Bizikova|
|· Julie Dekens|
|· Melissa Harris|
|· Peter Wooders|
|· Christopher Beaton|
Research and Communications Officer
|· Jason Dion|
Project Officer and Economist
|· Alicia Natalia Zamudio|
|· Daniella Echeverría|
|· Angela Marceniuk|
|· Aaron Cosbey|
|· Deborah Murphy|
|· Douglas Russell|
|· Frédéric Gagnon-Lebrun|
|· Seton Stiebert|
|· Scott McFatridge|
Exploring Trends in Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Development
The concept of low-carbon, climate-resilient development (LCCRD) has emerged in recent years as a key way of framing policy and action to address climate change. The concept captures the need for mitigation and adaptation efforts to be fully integrated into development planning and implementation. This policy paper aims to better understand current shifts towards LCCRD and the trends that are shaping this evolution..
Climate Change Adaptation and Canadian Infrastructure: A review of the literature
This report summarizes current literature dealing with the challenge of adapting to climate change in Canada, with a particular focus on the country’s infrastructure. Published with support from the Cement Association of Canada, the report is intended to serve as a stimulus for further discussion around planned adaptation to climate change in Canada, with a particular focus on ensuring the viability of critical built infrastructure. The report explores climate impacts and risks to key infrastructure by region and by type. It also introduces a number of key policy, regulatory and financial tools for consideration.
Rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions must take place in the immediate future if we are to minimize the adverse effects of climate change on our economic, social and natural systems. Achieving this goal requires putting in place practical, progressive low-emission development strategies that promote integrated clean energy solutions and broader sustainable development objectives.
IISD is working to develop such climate policy solutions through innovative research, shared knowledge and strong partnerships. At the international, national and subnational levels, in developing countries and North America, we are undertaking policy analysis to identify feasible greenhouse gas reduction strategies consistent with broader development aspirations. This work is supported by our capacity to design tools for low-carbon analysis, develop national greenhouse gas inventories and undertake coupled economic and emissions modelling.
IISD is also enhancing capacity in developing countries and Canada to manage the risks associated with climate change impacts through our Adaptation and Risk Reduction program.
Developing Country Actions
Robust approaches are needed to enable developing countries to achieve their sustainable development goals while simultaneously transitioning to a low-emission economic development pathway and adapting to the impacts of climate change.
North American Climate and Energy Policy
Reflecting the integrated energy systems and strong economic linkages between Canada, the United States and Mexico, continental cooperation is required to deliver timely, creative and sustainable policy frameworks for clean energy and climate action in North America.
Global Subsidies Initiative
Subsidies can have a corrosive effect on environmental quality, economic development and governance. A central research stream of the Global Subsidies Initiative examines government subsidies in the energy sector, such as for biofuels and fossil fuels, and their implications for addressing climate change.