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Climate change and governance: state of affairs and actions needed

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) by means of its 'Strategy Note on Governance for Human Development' defines governance as the system of values, policies and institutions by which a society manages its economic, political and social affairs through interactions within and among the state, civil society and private sector. This paper discusses the concept of Climate Change Governance (CCG), outlining the current state of affairs and, by means of some examples of good practice, documents some of the ongoing initiatives in this field. The paper shows that despite its value, much action is needed to allow the principles of CCG to be implemented into practice.

Keywords: climate change governance, cities, conflicts, integrative approaches

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