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Geography and Environmental Science

Research project: Linking Adaptation, Mitigation and Development in East Africa in Coastal Forests and Agricultural Systems

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This project explores the synergies and trade-offs between adaptation, mitigation and development, looking at different development pathways and policy mixes in coastal areas.

This CCCEP-funded project explores the synergies and trade-offs between adaptation, mitigation and development, looking at different development pathways and policy mixes in coastal areas.

This research project will generate a set of feasible climate resilient (and low carbon) development trajectories for two or three of the poorest and most climate-sensitive countries in East Africa (potentially Tanzania, Kenya, and Mozambique).

The research questions are:

  • What are the implications of joint action on adaptation and mitigation in developing countries?
  • What policy instruments are available to maximise the benefits from joint action on adaptation and mitigation?

Focusing on coastal agricultural and forestry sectors, the sustainability of alternative development pathways will be evaluated under a range of climate futures. Potential trade-offs that may be required to deliver these development pathways will also be identified and quantified where possible. The project will involve scenario development, as well as policy and institutional analysis.

Related research groups

Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation
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