Resources

SouthSouthNorth is committed to sharing our research, findings and learning in order to promote best practice. A few of the latest publications from our programmes can be found below. For comprehensive libraries of all programme-related outputs, visit the respective programme resource pages.

Equitable access to sustainable development: policy brief

Category: Briefs

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This brief outlines a range of principles and criteria to ensure equitable access to sustainable development in the face of global climate change. Based on work by experts from Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC countries) as a contribution to a broader debate, it proposes a reference framework based on science and fairness for the equitable apportionment of the remaining global carbon space, adequate time for development and fair provision of support.

ELLA – An Overview

Category: Briefs

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The ELLA programme is a knowledge-sharing and learning platform between Africa, Asia and Latin America, funded by UK Aid, managed by Practical Action and implemented by SouthSouthNorth, GRADE, Fundar, Kite, Practical Action offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America and supported by IIED. Find information on the ELLA programme by visiting ella.practicalaction.org or clicking on this brief. Currently, we are calling for participants in the next round of Learning Alliances.

Inside Stories: Direct access to the Adaptation Fund – Lessons from accrediting NIEs in Jamaica and Senegal

Category: Papers

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Since the 2007 Bali Action Plan began to lay the foundations for international climate adaptation finance, finding effective mechanisms to channel funding to adaptation programmes in developing countries has emerged as a significant global challenge. The Adaptation Fund (AF), established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is one such mechanism. In order to benefit from funding through the AF, countries must first accredit a National Implementing Entity (NIE). At the time of writing there are 11 accredited NIEs from Africa, the Caribbean and South America.

Defining climate compatible development

Category: Briefs

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Tom Mitchell and Simon Maxwell outline CDKN’s definition of climate compatible development. This approach to development minimises the harm caused by climate impacts, while maximising the many human development opportunities presented by a low emissions, more resilient, future. Read more about how climate change is creating a new development landscape for policymakers.

Agri Lab: Findings from a MAPS workshop

Category: Briefs

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The agriculture sector is vital in defining a mitigation strategy given its contribution to GDP, employment, food security and poverty globally. Agriculture-related emissions contributions are significant in Chile, Colombia and Peru, however further research is required to better understand the mitigation potential. The mitigation potential needs to be understood in terms of the overall development plans within a country. The findings from this Agri Lab highlight the options and challenges for analysing mitigation actions in the agricultural sector including data requirements and the suitability of tools.

Low Carbon Development and Poverty

Category: Papers

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Poverty demographics are changing with the poor no longer located in low-income countries, but increasingly in middle-income countries. Climate change poses significant challenges to policy in these countries as the majority pursue carbon-intensive development paths and will need to mitigate emissions to move towards low-carbon development paths. However, mitigation actions are not necessarily linked with poverty alleviation instruments.  This paper explores the linkages between low-carbon development, mitigation and poverty in middle-income countries. It argues that there is an urgent need to deepen understanding of the opportunities and risks that low-carbon development and mitigation activities raise in terms of fighting poverty.