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Eldis Top 10 downloads of 2014

It's that time of year when we traditionally publish our "best sellers" list of which new documents have been downloaded the most times in 2014. Over 22,500 documents have been accessed via Eldis this year with over 150,000 downloads in total.

Climate change features prominently in the list reflecting the additional emphasis we've been able put on this topic with the support of CDKN. And it's great to see a mix of north and south in the list of publishers here.

Here's the Top 10...

The top 10 most downloaded new documents of 2014

Intended Nationally Determined Contributions under the UNFCCC
N. Hohne; C. Ellermann; L. Li / Ecofys 2014
This paper aims to enhance the understanding of the concept of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). It discusses the technical and policy-related aspects of preparing, consulting, and communicating these contributions...
Sustainable Brazil: social and economic impacts of the 2014 World Cup
Ernst & Young Terco 2011
On October 30, 2007, the FIFA Executive Committee appointed Brazil as host of the 2014 World Cup football tournament. On the one hand, the World Cup will bring impacts and benefits – whether temporary or long-lasting, whe...
Irrigation schemes and weather extremes: the challenge for Zimbabwe
Oxfam 2014
This case study of an irrigation project implemented by Oxfam and the government of Zimbabwe in Ruti, in Gutu district of Masvingo province, indicates that local adaptation efforts can go a long way, but there is still a danger that p...
Climate change: Health impacts and opportunities a summary and discussion of the IPCC Working Group 2 report
D. McCoy; N. Watts / The Global Climate & Health Alliance 2014
In this briefing, health and medical organisations from around the world call on governments to respond to the major health risks described in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s March 2015 report: ‘Impa...
The gender advantage: Women on the front line of climate change
International Fund for Agricultural Development 2014
This publication has been compiled to illustrate the experiences of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in their work to close the gender gap and mobilise women in climate change adaptation programmes and projec...
Livelihoods monitoring and evaluation
K. Pasteur / Evidence on Demand 2014
This report presents the current state of evidence and best practice for monitoring and evaluating programmes that aim to have a livelihoods impact. The study identifies tried and tested approaches and indicators that can be applied a...
How does climate change alter agricultural strategies to support food security?
P. Thornton; L. Lipper / International Food Policy Research Institute 2014
The purpose of the paper is to identify how climate change affects how people should approach the process of transforming agricultural systems (including crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry) to support global food security and po...
Analysis and mapping of climate change risk and vulnerability in Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia
L. Gizachew; A. Shimelis / African Crop Science Society 2014
This journal article argues that there is growing demand for spatially explicit information among stakeholders across public and private institutions regarding vulnerability to climate change at the local scale. This study was conduct...


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