New and innovative tools are needed to support the integration of adaptation into every stage of the development process, ensuring that the most vulnerable groups are central to the rapidly expanding climate change research and policy agenda. In particular, local level adaptation approaches must be linked to national and international policy. Equally, future international climate change regimes must be built on principles of equity, deliver dramatic carbon reductions, establish low carbon development pathways and provide funding mechanisms that reach the most vulnerable people.
IDS Climate Change and Disasters Group is building global capacity to meet these challenges through pioneering research and innovative knowledge partnerships.
· Expertise: We link development research and policy agendas to climate change
· Impact: We effect real change through our research and the way it is communicated
· Partnership: We work through our strong network of developing country partners