Climate Change and Low Income Countries

United Nations University - Worldwide in NY Series Presents. Date: Monday, October 18, 2010.

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Channing Arndt, External Project Director of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) project Development under Climate Change; University of Copenhagen

Recent approaches for analyzing the implications of Climate Change and appropriate policy responses from the perspective of low-income economies will be presented drawing on detailed country work conducted in Bangladesh, Ghana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia. While the focus of the presentation will be on economic implications and potential policy responses, a review of the science of climate change will also be presented. Next, the implications of these changes for low-income economies, along with policy options for adapting to these changes, will be considered. These issues will comprise the principal focus of the talk. Nevertheless, issues related to transition to a low-carbon economy will also be outlined.

With the UNU Worldwide in New York Series, the United Nations University Office at the UN, New York, as part of its mandate, showcases the recent work of UNU institutes and programmes from around the world. In conjunction with other experts from different organizations, UNU researchers share new ideas and highlight new policy avenues in the areas of security, environment and development.

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