Kevin Adams

Kevin Adams
The London School of Economics and Political Science | LSE · Department of Geography and Environment

Master of Science

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The NDC Explorer allows users to analyse and compare (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions through interactive maps and bar charts, as well as country files. The NDC Explorer holds 60 different sub-categories divided over the following main categories: Mitigation; Adaptation; Finance and Support; Planning and Process; and 'Broader Picture'...
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This brief from SEI, IDDRI and ODI finds that a transboundary view of climate risk creates opportunities for international cooperation on adaptation. This brief asserts that the critical importance of adaptation is still under-valued in international negotiations. Specifically, the view that adaptation is a local problem is holding back ambition to...
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We develop and apply a new theoretical framework for assessing the transformative capability of transparency in environmental governance. Our framework suggests that as norms related to transparency are recognized and translated into accountability mechanisms, and as these mechanisms are complied with, effects cascade and substantially influence th...
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Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement are mainly statements of the actions a country intends to take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but many indicate other priorities and ambitions that contribute to broader sustainable development. The new NDC-SDG Connections tool can identify the most important overlaps and pot...
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This policy brief aims to expand our collective view of justice in adaptation by considering the globally interconnected nature of our economy and society. Building on the literature on just transitions for climate change mitigation, it presents a novel framework for a just transition for adaptation, with the objective of achieving globally just re...
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This policy brief was written following the seminar “Climate- Resilient Trade and Production”, held on 9 July 2020. The seminar involved 45 representatives from 17 EU Member States and various European and international organisations. It was organised by the Stockholm Environment Institute on behalf of Adaptation Without Borders, in collaboration w...
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Building more resilient societies, including advancing the European Green Deal, should be a central concern as Europe considers its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 recovery must be climate-compatible and focus on building long-term resilience.
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DOWNLOAD AT https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/32627/1/Schipper%20et%20al%202020%20Is%20Global%20Development%20Adapting%20to%20Climate%20Change%20AAM.pdf The debate about the relationship between adaptation to climate change and development has been ongoing for over two decades. Adaptation is about risk reduction, the pursuit of opportunity and rethinkin...
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In addressing complex problems with research programmes, policy initiatives, or practical interventions, there is a need to consider the Legacy of the work: what will a project or programme leave behind? The PLACARD Legacy Framework provides an adaptable approach to actively pursuing legacy in a wide variety of contexts, aimed at systematically eng...
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This chapter argues for an understanding of energy access with reference to the users’ experiences, moving away from the characterization of energy access as a technical issue. This chapter focuses on the neighbourhood of Chamanculo C, in Maputo, Mozambique. Using quantitative and qualitative methodologies, the case shows that energy access is a co...
Experiment Findings
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Governing adaptation finance is critical to effective adaptation action, but it can be difficult to encourage and assess improvements in governance. This new approach piloted successfully in Bangladesh and the Maldives is developed around governance standards and uses a context-specific approach for assessing adaptation finance governance. Multi-st...
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This paper builds on insights from Adaptation Futures 2016: Practices and Solutions – the largest gathering of adaptation experts to date – to identify research priorities at a time when adaptation is scaling up and moving from planning to implementation around the world. It traces the evolution of adaptation research over time, reflects on how it...
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Climate finance is at the core of the UNFCCC efforts to help the world adequately adapt to climate change, and is absolutely critical to developing countries’ abilities to prepare and protect themselves from climate change impacts. Transparency in the reporting of climate finance is crucial for building and maintaining trust among nations if the in...
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What is the role of energy in building communities and to what extent are communities invested in particular energy practices? The hypothesis of this paper is that energy is embedded in the everyday life of urban communities in multiple ways. The assemblage of shared understandings within the community and the material elements that mediate the pro...

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This project, conducted within AdaptationWatch, leaded by the Climate and Development Lab of Brown University and the Stockholm Environment Institute, has the goal to understand the adaptation governance settings to implement the transparency mechanism of the Paris Agreement and the principle of mutual accountability of the Paris Agenda on Aid Efectiveness.