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A place for subnational governments at the international climate negotiating table
South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
It can be difficult for subnational governments and cities to acquire a place at the negotiating table for international climate events, such as UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gatherings. This is despite the fact t...
Nigeria’s foreign policy before Buhari: global expectations amid domestic and regional challenges
K. Amuwo / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
A country well-endowed in terms of population, natural resources and geographic size, Nigeria’s post-independence foreign policy has been marked by a near-constant striving for influence within its region and beyond. Th...
Accelerating threats from climate change: disasters and displacement in Myanmar
Refugees International 2016
In the summer of 2015, Myanmar experienced massive floods and associated landslides that affected nine million people. Since then, the country has seen dramatic political change, while confronting a litany of ongoing humanitarian cris...
The changing role of NGOs in supporting climate services
L. Jones; B. Harvey; R. Godfrey-Wood / Overseas Development Institute 2016
Growing recognition of the importance of expanding access to locally appropriate services has led NGOs to play an increasing role as brokers and intermediaries of climate information. This report examines the evolving role of n...
Assessing the evidence: opportunities and challenges of migration in building resilience against climate change in the Republic of Mauritius
S. Sobhee / International Organization for Migration 2016
The World Risk Report (UNU, 2015) ranks the Republic of Mauritius seventh among the 15 most exposed countries to natural hazards, namely sea-level rise, cyclones and floods; and thirteenth among 171 countries for its disaster risk. Ho...
Assessing the evidence: migration, environment and climate change in Morocco
J. Tangermann; H.A. Bennani / International Organization for Migration 2016
On one hand, environmental and climatic factors account for migration to Morocco from sub-Saharan and movements out of and within the country, especially to the major coastal cities; and on the other hand, they also put further pressu...
Averting 'New Variant Famine' in Southern Africa: building food-secure livelihoods with AIDS-affected young people
N. Ansell; E. Robson; L. van Blerk; F. Hajdu / Economic and Social Research Council, UK 2009
Numerous reports have linked AIDS’ impacts on young people and their long term food insecurity, through, for instance, orphans’ failure to inherit property and resources; inability to retain rights to land which they are too...
Africa’s climate: Helping decision‑makers make sense of climate information
Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2016
African decision-makers need reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information about the continent’s climate, and how this climate might change in future, if they are to plan appropriately to meet the region’s development ch...
Livelihood vulnerability and adaptation in Kolar District, Karnataka, India: Mapping risks and responses
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
During March and April 2016, ASSAR India’s researchers from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) conducted 18 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) in nine villages in Kolar District, Karnataka. The FGDs were gender-differe...
Key findings from ASSAR's Regional Diagnostic Study and initial research: Sangamner Sub-Region, Maharashtra
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
The five-year (2014-2018) Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project uses insights from multi-scale, interdisciplinary work to inform and transform climate adaptation policy and practice in ways that promote the long-ter...
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