Why a Commission on Climate Change and Development?
Article no: UD07.056
- Publication date:
- December 2007
- Information material
- Ministry for Foreign Affairs
The material is free of charge.
The predicted impact of climate change on developing countries is cause for great concern. As is clear from the recent IPCC reports, these effects are already being felt, and high priority must be given to investment in adaptive measures as well as to mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Development gains are under threat, and communities that are already vulnerable to disaster risk are becoming increasingly exposed.