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The case for mitigation

(This article was originially published on The Daily Star here) In my previous column I had argued that while adaptation to the adverse impacts of climate change should be the priority of Bangladesh when it comes to shorter term action domestically, mitigation mattered much more in the longer term at the global level as a 4…

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Africa moves ahead to tackle climate change

(This article was originally published on IIED.org, available here). As last month’s fourth conference on Climate Change and Development showed, Africa will need strong leaders such as Fatima Denton – who will deliver IIED’s 2014 Barbara Ward Lecture on Thursday – to tackle the issues of climate change.   The fourth conference on Climate Change…

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IPCC report has mixed news for climate vulnerable countries

A few days ago in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the synthesis report of its fifth assessment. This particular report did not report anything new beyond the reports of working group one (on climate science), working group two (on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation) and working group three (on responses) which…