|All Authors / Contributors:
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
||9780821395752 0821395750 9780821395769 0821395769 082139620X 9780821396209
||Paperback / softback. Trade paperback (US). Unsewn / adhesive bound.
||XVIII, 401 S. Ill., graph. Darst., Kt. 27x20x3 cm.
||World development report, 2013.
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.