IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007
Climate Change 2007: Working Group III: Mitigation of Climate Change

2.1 Climate change and Sustainable Development

2.1.1 Introduction

This section introduces the relationship between sustainable development (SD) and climate change and presents a number of key concepts that can be used to frame studies of these relationships. Climate change and sustainable development are considered in several places throughout this report. Chapter 12 provides a general overview of the issues, while more specific issues relating to short- and long-term mitigation issues are addressed in Chapters 3 (Section 3.1) and 11 (Section 11.6). Sectoral issues are covered in Chapters 4-10 (Sections 4.5.4, 5.5.5, 6.9.2, 7.7, 8.4.5, 9.7, and in 10.6). Furthermore, the IPCC (2007b) addresses SD and climate change in Chapters 18 and 20.