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Research outputs: CLIMATE CHANGE

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2021 Financing clean energy technology in BRICS cities: recommendations from renewable energy financing experts in BRICS

The role of cities in the battle against climate change must be strengthened. Considering the acceleration of urbanisation, the high numbers...

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2020 Potential and challenges of renewable energy development in promoting a green economy in Nigeria

There is an established link between the availability of reliable and adequate energy supplies and economic growth and development. Based on...

2020 Coastal challenges: mainstreaming climate action in the G20 development agenda

This policy brief explores and provides a holistic view of the existing practices, issues, and opportunities for a sustainable coastal manag...

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2020 Exploring beyond the conjunctural rhetoric: sociocultural drivers for the "cassava crisis" in Cote d'Ivoire

Despite considerable improvement of food security in low- and middle-income countries over the last decades, food shortages remain persisten...