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Berlin Workshop Series 2010:
This report explores the problems that climate governance poses for development, including the need to promote understanding of and response to the implications of climate change for disaster risk and development, and mainstreaming the reduction of climate change risks. It states that by producing, managing, and disseminating knowledge, governments can greatly enhance citizens' capacity to take individual adaptive action and can significantly reduce the impacts of disasters.
The report presents selected papers from the Berlin workshop sessions on climate governance and development held September 28–30, 2008, and has six parts, each describing, explaining, or drawing lessons from the climate change that have been observed in both developed and developing countries: (i) part one looks at climate change as a challenge to development policy; (ii) part two highlights the role of technological innovation and alternative energy sources in promoting sustainable development; (iii) part three examines natural resource governance for adaptation, mitigation, and development; (iv) part four examines the role of the private sector and non-governmental organizations in addressing climate change; (v) part five explores financing mechanisms for climate change mitigation and adaptation; and (vi) part six and last addresses the capacity and governance of developing countries in mitigating climate change.