Working paper

Toward a Progressive Indian Global Climate Politics


This paper discusses domestic politics around climate change in India
as an entry point to understanding India’s role in global climate
negotiations. I suggest there is broad agreement within India on three
issues: India is being unfairly labelled a “major emitter”; India has a
considerable ongoing development burden; and India is already
moving in the right direction on climate mitigation. However, on each
of these issues there is a healthy under-current of domestic debate.

Addressing the "Post-Kyoto" Stress Disorder: Reflections on the Emerging Legal Architecture of the Climate Regime


This article identifies and explores the range of legal form options
available to states in the negotiation process, and outlines the political and
strategic considerations at play which will ultimately govern choice of
legal form. This article argues that one of the most significant factors
hindering substantive progress on a post-2012 climate agreement is, what
is characterized here as, the “post-Kyoto stress disorder”- A lack of trust
amongst some developing countries that industrialized countries will,

Climate change, disaster, displacement and migration: initial evidence from Africa

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This paper presents evidence and outlines the linkages between climate change and migration/displacement. Noting that: "Although there is not a mono-causal relation between climate change, disasters,
displacement and migration, the existence of a clear link between the phenomena is
increasingly recognised. This paper presents some initial empirical findings in relation to
this link, focusing on two African countries: Somalia and Burundi" (Kolmannskog, 2009).

Closing the gap between climate adaptation and poverty reduction frameworks

National frameworks to reduce poverty and adapt to climate change rarely, if ever, interlink. Most Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRSs) and National Development Strategies (NDSs) screened during a review by the ODI ignore climate change issues almost entirely. Gaps and disconnects between climate adaptation and poverty reduction frameworks undermine efforts to cushion the poverty impact of climate change.

AIACC Working Paper No. 39 - Local Perspectives on Adaptation to Climate Change: Lessons From Mexico and Argentina

Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) seeks
to enhance capabilities in developing countries for responding to climate
change by building scientific and technical capacity, advancing scientific
knowledge, and linking scientific and policy communities. These activities are
supporting the work of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC) by adding to the knowledge and expertise that are
needed for national communications of parties to the convention and for