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- The BLDS print collection
Browse all the latest print documents from the British Library of Development Studies...
- Renewable islands: settings for success
- International Renewable Energy Agency 2014
- The case studies in this short report are intended to show that a wide variety of islands in different locations and at different levels of development can all attract investment in cost-effective-renewable energy resources through a ...
- Legal frameworks for ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change in the Pacific islands
- B. Boer / Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme 2012
- This report analyses the legal aspects of ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change focusing on the Pacific island countries. It underscores that ecosystem-based adaptation can provide cost-effective strategies for reducing vulnera...
- Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Pacific: an institutional and policy analysis
- J. E. Hay / International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) 2012
- Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) both share a common focus: reducing the vulnerability of communities and contributing to sustainable development. This study provides an analysis of the current level o...
- One planet to share: sustaining human progress in a changing climate
- A. Rajivan 2012
- The Asia-Pacific Regional Human Development Report (APHDR) focuses on the need for the region to find ways to continue to grow economically, while reducing poverty and tackling climate change and environmental concerns. The report add...
- Analysis of potential criteria for the allocation of international funding for adaptation to climate change
- M. Stadelmann (ed); A. Persson (ed); I. Ratajczak-Juszko (ed) / Center for Comparative and International Studies 2012
- This paper analyses the potential criteria to allocate international funding for adaptation to climate change as a response to the prioritisation of project proposals given scarce funding. It is based on a review of the equity and cos...
- Economics of adaptation to climate change: synthesis report
- World Bank 2011
- As developing countries weigh how best to revitalise their economies and craft a sustainable development path to boost living standards, they will have to factor in the reality that the global annual average temperature is expected to...
- What is the economic impact of climate change?
- Global Environment Facility 2009
- This paper presents an assessment of climate risks from the existing climate as well as from a range of scenarios. It assesses the expected annual loss to economies from existing climate patterns, a projection of the extent to which f...
- How can DRR and CCA be integrated?
- A. Gero; K. Méheux; D. Dominey-Howes / University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australian Tsunami Research Centre & Natural Hazards Research Laboratory (ATRC-NHRL) 2010
- This paper presents the integration of DRR and CCA initiatives in the pacific community, and draws upon the knowledge and insight of key stakeholders from multiple backgrounds to develop an understanding of the current status of ...
- Improving the effectiveness of social spending in Pacific countries in light of the economic crisis
- S. Feeny / Oxfam Australia 2010
- Whilst at a macroeconomic level, the Global Economic Crisis (GEC) has had less impact on many Pacific countries than on most other developing countries, impacts from the GEC are ongoing and vary greatly across Pacific countr...
- Adapting immigration policies in order to provide care for an ageing society
- J. Badkar; P. Callister; R. Didham / Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 2009
- New Zealand’s population is ageing rapidly. It is projected that 48,200 paid caregivers will be needed by 2036 to look after a growing number of older and possibly disabled New Zealanders requiring high levels of care and ...