The 2008 Trócaire Development Review focuses on the issue of climate change. Specifically, articles discuss the various impacts of efforts in Brazil to switch from hydrocarbons to biofuels through increased production of ethanol, some of negative impacts of global climate change and how we can adapt to these unavoidable changes, what faith-based communities can do to tackle climate change, and capacity building and social development within development work more generally. Finally, several recently-published key texts on development are reviewed.
About the Trócaire Development Review
The Review draws together policy analysis and research finding with a particular relevance to Ireland's evolving role in international development. Articles are on economic, social and political themes relating to poverty and injustice in the developing world.
Are biofuels a feasible option to reduce poverty in a changing climate? Learning from the Brazilian experience by Daniele Cesano (pdf)
Broadening the voluntary carbon market:"Ad-Mit" strategies for climate change justice by Conor Fox (pdf)
Capacity building and social development: engaging with local contexts and processes by Mary McNeil and Michael Woolcock (pdf)