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Unpacking climate, development and conflict: Insights for contexts of FCACs

By Mirumachi N. and Hautsch M.

Climate and development represent urgent challenges that can hardly be apprehended separately. Although it adresses both issues, low carbon development is similar to any other form of development as it has perverted impacts and uneven manifestations. Adaptation interventions would thus benefit from adopting a conflict sensitive lens, to adequately identify who the winners and losers of such projects are and mitigate conflict. Through the examples of dam Gibe III and the Lake Turkana Wind Farm, the article considers how scrutinising renewable energy projects' winners and losers in both relative and absolute terms can be beneficial for development. It stresses the need to continually ask how engagement in FCACs is a ‘force of good’ for whom.

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