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Tajikistan : key priorities for climate change adaptation, Volume 1
Author:Barbone, Luca; Reva, Anna; Zaidi, Salman; Country:Tajikistan;
Date Stored:2010/11/30Document Date:2010/11/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases; Climate Change Economics; Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions; Population Policies; Science of Climate Change
Language:EnglishRegion:Europe and Central Asia
Report Number:WPS5487Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5487
Volume No:1  

Summary: How should Tajikistan adapt to ongoing and future climate change, in particular given the many pressing development challenges it currently faces? The paper argues that for developing countries like Tajikistan, faster economic and social development is the best possible defense against climate change. It presents some key findings from a recent nationally representative household survey to illustrate the strong public support for more climate change related spending on better management of water resources, disaster management, agriculture, and public health--four key sectors that the government's latest poverty reduction strategy identifies as being especially important from a climate change perspective. Finally, the paper argues that, as important as project-based adaptation measures may be, it is imperative that they be supported by an overall policy framework that provides a truly enabling environment to facilitate faster climate change adaptation.

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