Alleviate or adapt? How can the south prepare for climate change?

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  • Huq, et al.
  • 2002

The least developed countries (LDCs) may be contributing the least to emission of greenhouse gases but they are the most vulnerable to climate change. Can national development policies include adaptation to the anticipated unfavourable impacts of climate change? What lessons can be learnt from LDCs that have begun planning their long- term adaptive capacity?

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