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How do sectoral policies support climate compatible development? An empirical analysis focusing on southern Africa

England, Matthew I., Stringer, Lindsay C., Dougill, Andrew J. and Afionis, Stavros 2018. How do sectoral policies support climate compatible development? An empirical analysis focusing on southern Africa. Environmental Science and Policy 79 , pp. 9-15. 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.10.009

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Abstract

Promoting inclusive and sustainable economic and social development whilst simultaneously adapting to climate change impacts and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions – Climate Compatible Development (CCD) – requires coherent policy approaches that span multiple sectors. This paper develops and applies a qualitative content analysis to assess national sector policies of ten southern African countries to determine their approaches for water, agriculture, forestry and energy and their compatibility with the aims of the three dimensions of CCD (development, climate adaptation and climate mitigation). Results indicate that sector policies currently only partially support shifts towards CCD, with approaches that both complement and detract from CCD being prioritized by national governments. Agriculture offers the greatest number of potentially viable approaches capable of achieving the development, adaptation and mitigation aims inherent in CCD, while energy the least. National governments should focus on developing coherent, cross-sector approaches that deliver such potential triple wins in order to promote new forms of inclusive and sustainable economic and social development, whilst facilitating adaptation to climate change impacts and supporting mitigation activities. Doing so will also go a long way towards ensuring the progress needed for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Climate Agreement.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1462-9011
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 November 2019
Date of Acceptance: 8 October 2017
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 20:31
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/126519

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