MCA4climate is a major new UNEP initiative providing practical assistance to governments in preparing their climate change mitigation and adaptation plans and strategies. It aims to help governments, particularly in developing countries, identify policies and measures that are low cost, environmentally effective and consistent with national development goals. It does this by providing a structured approach to assessing and prioritizing climate-policy options, while taking into consideration associated social, economic, environmental and institutional costs and benefits. In doing so, it seeks to count er the widely held perception that tackling climate change is costly, highlight the potential developmental benefits of addressing climate change and encourage action to that end.

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UNEP
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2012
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UNEP
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UNEP (2012): A Practical Framework for Planning Pro-Development Climate Policy. MCA4climate-Project. http://www.unep.org/pdf/Planning_Pro-Dev.pdf

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