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The future climate for development

This report, published by Forum For The Future and the UK's Department for International Development, explores the environmental, social, political, psychological and economic impacts of climate change on low-income countries over the next 20 years.

The report's central message is that development must be climate-resilient. It outlines four scenarios for 2030 (Reversal of Fortunes, Age of Opportunities, Coping Alone, The Greater Good) and sets out the implications of each imagined future for low-income country governments, policymakers, businesses and nongovernmental organisations. It covers a range of issues, including population, politics and technology, and is designed to be a practical tool for policy- and decision-making, with exercises and supporting materials.