Poverty, Inequality and Climate Change

Poverty, Inequality and Climate Change

SEMINAR: The IDEP Monthly Development Seminar is a public knowledge-sharing and discussion forum where key global and regional development questions that carry implications for economy, politics, governance, culture and society in Africa are freely debated.

3 June 2010 | IDEP, Dakar, Senegal


Climate change has become a major issue of national, regional and global policy focus. There is a broad consensus that unless significant changes in development thinking and practice are implemented, the world is likely to suffer catastrophic, irreversible damage to the environment that would carry many adverse consequences for nations and peoples.


In this seminar, organized by the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), CROP Scientific Director St. Clair critiques the dominant discourses on climate change, inequality and poverty for their lack of reflexivity. She argues that the most effective way to promote sustainable responses to climate change is the immediate eradication of severe poverty, combined with the development of solid welfare systems for social protections and the minimization of inequalities. This calls for radical changes in the theory and practice of development, including a shift away from the growing focus on market-based solutions to climate change. It also demands a greater attention to the concept of responsibility.



CROP News and Events

Organisational Changes at the CROP Secretariat

1 December 2018

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) have announced organisational changes at the CROP Secretariat.

​The Democratic Developmental State: North-South Perspectives

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION: Edited by Chris Tapscott, Tor Halvorsen, Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario.

The Political Economy of Poverty and Social Transformations of the Global South

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION Edited by Mariano Féliz and Aaron L. Rosenberg.

News from CROPNET

World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Science, Ethics and Responsibility" (deadline 10 April).

Causal Mechanisms and International knowledge transfer in social policy: With a special focus on the case of the post-Soviet region

7-9 November 2019 | University of Bremen

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline for proposals is 30 April.

Bergen Summer Research School

17-27 June 2019 | University of Bergen

BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future.