Climate change and development framings: a comparative analysis of the Human Development Report 2007/8 an the World Development Report 2010

Des Gasper, Ana Victoria Portocarrero, Asuncion Lera St.Clair

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Abstract

The Human Development Report 2007/8 (HDR) and the World Development Report 2010 (WDR) are both devoted to the connections between climate change and development. The reports provide very different perspectives on where the key challenges reside. Their policy proposals are also different, but much less so. The paper investigates these dissimilarities and similarities, and explores the framings in the Overviews of the two reports. It compares their conceptions of development, their normative content, the role given to human rights, and the status of proposed market solutions to issues of climate change and development. It ends by asking why, when the problem framings so significantly differ, the proposed solutions differed far less.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe Hague
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Publication series

SeriesISS working papers series. General series
Volume528

Bibliographical note

ISSN: 0921-0210
http://hdl.handle.net/1765/26853

Series

  • ISS Working Paper-General Series

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