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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
This new Open Access book provides a comprehensive analytic contribution to a crucial topic within development economics. Based on fifteen years of continued data collection and research efforts it brings together nine up-to-date studies on... read more
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BlogIndonesia's huge fires and toxic haze will cause health problems for years to come
Indonesia is currently in the throes of an environmental emergency. Thousands of hectares of forest are burning across the vast country, causing toxic smoke to be released into the atmosphere...Maternal and child health Health outcomes Environment and climate
Book ChapterClimate change and the extractives sector
From the book: Extractive IndustriesExtractive industries Climate change Environment and climate
BlogFrom CoP15 to CoP21 – Three crucial changes in the climate mitigation landscape
The 21 st Conference of the Parties ( CoP21 ) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is rapidly approaching...Climate change Climate change mitigation Environment and climate
Working PaperClimate change and developing country interests: Cases from the Zambezi River Basin
We consider the interplay of climate change impacts, global mitigation policies, and the interests of developing countries to 2050...Climate change Global mitigation Developing countries
Research UptakeClimate modelling for improving development strategy – The case of South Africa
Through the Development Under Climate Change (DUCC) project UNU-WIDER supported efforts by the government of South Africa to develop an integrated approach to assess the effects of climate change on the national economy...Climate change Environment and climate