Understanding patterns of climate resilient economic development: synthesis report

Research reports and studies
September 2015
John Ward, Charlie Dixon and Guy Jobbins

This synthesis report draws from four case studies in Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal and the Philippines to answer key questions in understanding how patterns of development impact climate resilience:


  • What have been the impacts of different development patterns on climate resilience?
  • In cases where development trends have had negative impacts on climate resilience, when are these impacts ‘locked in’ (and when are they relatively easy to reverse)?
  • How can policy direct development patterns to enhance climate resilience while still delivering other benefits from development?