World development report 2010 : development and climate change.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publication details: Washington, DC : World Bank, c2010. Description: xxi, 417 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 27 cmISBN: 9780821379875; 0821379879Other title: Development and climate changeSubject(s): Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects | Economic development -- Environmental aspects | Climatic changes -- Economic aspects | Economic geography | Economische geografie | Sociaal-economische ontwikkeling | OntwikkelingslandenDDC classification: 304.2 LOC classification: QC981.8.C5 | W687 2010Other classification: 304.2 Online resources: WorldCat details | E-book Fulltext
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" ... a product of the staff of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank."--Verso of title page.
Includes bibliographic references and index.
TOC Overview: Changing the climate for development. 1. Understanding the links between climate change and development. -- 2. Reducing human vulnerability: Helping people help themselves. -- 3. Managing land and water to feed nine billion people and protect natural systems. --- 4. Energizing development without compromising the climate. -- 5. Integrating development into the global climate regime. -- 6. Generating the funding needed for mitigation and adaptation. -- 7. Accelerating innovation and technology diffusion. -- 8. Overcoming behavioral; and institutional inertia.
This report explores how public policy can change to better help people cope with new or worsened risks, how land and water management must adapt to better protect a threatened natural environment while feeding an expanding and more prosperous population, and how energy systems will need to be transformed. The authors examine how to integrate development realities into climate policy - in international agreements, in instruments to generate carbon finance, and in steps to promote innovation and the diffusion of new technologies. The report is an urgent call for action, both for developing countries that strive to ensure policies are adapted to the realities and dangers of a hotter planet, and for high-income countries that need to undertake ambitious mitigation while supporting developing countries' efforts.