TITLE

Presenting Triple-Wins? Assessing Projects That Deliver Adaptation, Mitigation and Development Co-benefits in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa

AUTHOR(S)
Suckall, Natalie; Stringer, Lindsay; Tompkins, Emma
PUB. DATE
February 2015
SOURCE
AMBIO - A Journal of the Human Environment;Feb2015, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The concept of climate compatible development (CCD) is increasingly employed by donors and policy makers seeking 'triple-wins' for development, adaptation and mitigation. While CCD rhetoric is becoming more widespread, analyses drawing on empirical cases that present triple-wins are sorely lacking. We address this knowledge gap. Drawing on examples in rural sub-Saharan Africa, we provide the first glimpse into how projects that demonstrate triple-win potential are framed and presented within the scientific literature. We identify that development projects are still commonly evaluated in terms of adaptation or mitigation benefits. Few are framed according to their benefits across all three dimensions. Consequently, where triple-wins are occurring, they are likely to be under-reported. This has important implications, which underestimates the co-benefits that projects can deliver. A more robust academic evidence base for the delivery of triple-wins is necessary to encourage continued donor investment in activities offering the potential to deliver CCD.
ACCESSION #
100399461

 

Related Articles

  • Cleaner, greener and leaner. Jackson, Chris // Railway Gazette International;Jan2016, Vol. 172 Issue 1, p3 

    The author comments on the signing in Paris, France in December 2015 of a stronger and more wide-ranging multilateral agreement to tackle climate change. Topics cited include opportunities presented an agreement for the world's railways as well as challenges for stakeholders, the world's...

  • Climate change wars stall government plan. Eggertson, Laura // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/15/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 4, p456 

    Focuses on the open warfare within the Canadian government about what it should be doing to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol to combat climate change. Percentage of emissions Canada has committed to reduce by 2010; Cause of the delay in initial efforts to pass an approach...

  • Climate of change. Redman, Janet // Red Pepper Magazine;Dec2008/Jan2009, Issue 163, p36 

    The article offers information regarding the United Nations' (UN) climate convention. A reduction on global greenhouse gas emission by 50% is insisted by UN scientists' delegation. The large producers and emitters including U.S. and European countries will have to lessen its air pollutants by...

  • A Sensible Way to Cut CO2 Emissions. Stavins, Robert N. // Environmental Forum;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p18 

    The author focuses on the creation of a plan to reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. According to the author, such a plan must be carefully designed to avoid high costs and to provide the maximum public benefit. The author relates his own ideas for reducing carbon...

  • Quantifying the benefit of early climate change mitigation in avoiding biodiversity loss. Warren, R.; VanDerWal, J.; Price, J.; Welbergen, J. A.; Atkinson, I.; Ramirez-Villegas, J.; Osborn, T. J.; Jarvis, A.; Shoo, L. P.; Williams, S. E.; Lowe, J. // Nature Climate Change;Jul2013, Vol. 3 Issue 7, p678 

    Climate change is expected to have significant influences on terrestrial biodiversity at all system levels, including species-level reductions in range size and abundance, especially amongst endemic species. However, little is known about how mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions could reduce...

  • The fire this time. Clarke, Kevin // U.S. Catholic;Jan2016, Vol. 81 Issue 1, p42 

    The article discusses efforts to resolve the issue of climate change around the world as of January 2016. Also cited are the failure by developed countries, as well as the smaller ones to achieve their greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, the move by the U.S. and China in 2014 to set major...

  • NORTH AMERICAN FEDERALISM AND CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY: AMERICAN STATE AND CANADIAN PROVINCIAL POLICY DEVELOPMENT. Rabe, Barry G. // Widener Law Journal;2004, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p121 

    Discusses issues concerning the development of an environmental policy for greenhouse gas mitigation by the U.S. Congress. Passage of a national version of a renewables portfolio standard already in operation in several states; Factors which affect the creation of a greenhouse gas reduction...

  • A Comprehensive Cap-and-Trade System for Greenhouse Gases. Stavins, Robert N. // Hamilton Project: Discussion Papers;2007, Issue 13, p14 

    The article proposes a comprehensive carbon dioxide cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. The proposal also includes mechanisms to lessen cost uncertainty, such as multiyear compliance periods. Fossil fuel-related carbon dioxide emissions accounted for almost 85...

  • Only by Requiring Lifestyle Change, Not Suggesting It. Carlson, Ann E. // Environmental Forum;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p48 

    The author reflects on individuals' roles in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The author thinks it unlikely that individuals and households can have a substantial effect on emissions control because she believes that humans will not sacrifice their self-interest. The author asserts...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics