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Climate compatible development

Climate-compatible development means promoting human development while addressing both mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change. It can take many forms, but always aims to reduce poverty and inequality in a way that is ecologically sustainable under current and plausible future climates. For example, livelihoods and income-earning opportunities can be expanded through better-planned renewable energy development, or through adaptation measures that leverage on the inherent resilience of households and communities from their local traditions and knowledge.