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With support from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) this Guide focuses on adaptation, mitigation & development. It particularly looks at the relationship between climate change and other development sectors such as agriculture & food security, natural resource management, poverty & vulnerability, governance, health, gender, finance, & low carbon energy.
Connecting development actors in Ethiopia: linking climate change, nutrition and gender
Farmer tending crops
A. Vitale / Panos Pictures
Over the past few days, ordinary people from around the globe have taken to the streets to show their concern at the lack of political will to deal with climate change. The world will be watching how our leaders the special UN summit in New York.

One of the issues on the agenda is food security. As demonstrated in the latest IPCC report, climate change is having an impact on already worrying levels of hunger and undernutrition in the world. This evidence has reinforced the importance of agriculture becoming more climate smart in order to: increase food security, adapt to build resilience, and reduce agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation).

This blog post examines IDS’ recent work in Ethiopia, touching upon how nutritionists, agriculturalists, gender, environmental and climate change professionals are starting to talk to one another and respond to the need for climate smart agriculture.

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Latest Documents

Assessing Mali’s Direction Nationale De La Météorologie Agrometeorological Advisory Program: preliminary report on the climate science and farmer use of advisories
E.R. Carr / USA Agency for International Development, 2014
In June 2011, USAID organized a West African Adaptation Workshop under the Adaptation Partnership in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop had several goals, including improving the awareness of and demand for climate services in the region am...
Gender and climate change adaptation in agrarian settings
E.R. Carr; M.C. Thompson / US Agency for International Development, 2013
The impacts of climate variability and change on the rural poor in the Global South become more pronounced with each passing year. While entire communities and regions will be exposed to the same changing temperatures and precipitatio...
Climate finance in Ethiopia
Z. Eshetu; B. Simane; G. Tebeje / Overseas Development Institute, 2014
This study highlights challenges for Ethiopia to finance its response to climate change. The national Climate Resilient Green Economy strategy has called for annual spending of USD 7.5 billion to respond to climate change. With...
NAMA study for a sustainable charcoal value chain in Côte d’Ivoire
G. Wilde (ed) / United Nations Development Programme, 2014
This study aims to help Côte d’Ivoire to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the current charcoal value chain and enable the country to remove a major driver of deforestation while increasing energy security and s...
Vulnerability and resilience to climate change in western Honduras
US Agency for International Development, 2014
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) Project conducted the Western Honduras Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (Western Honduras VA) in 2014. The ass...
Primary energy demand of renewable energy carriers: part 2 policy implications
N. Surmeli-Anac; A. Hermelink; D. de Jager; H. Groenenberg / Ecofys, 2014
This paper is the second part of the two paper series focusing on the options for defining primary energy factors (PEFs) for renewables and clarifying the implications of these options in EU energy policy areas. The aim of this...
Better growth, better climate: the New Climate Economy report
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, 2014
This report seeks to inform economic decision-makers in both public and private sectors, many of whom recognise the serious risks caused by climate change, but also need to tackle more immediate concerns such as jobs, competitiveness ...
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...
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa: convergence with tuberculosis, socioecological vulnerability, and climate change patterns
A. Abayomi; M.N. Cowan / South African Medical Journal, 2014
This journal article argues that people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) have weakened physiological responses and are immunologically vulnerable to pathogens and stressors in their environment, putting them at a health disadvantage in cl...
Flood early warning systems in Nepal: a gendered perspective
M.S. Shrestha; S.K. Kafle; M.B. Gurung / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, 2014
This report presents the Nepal focused findings of a study which assessed the institutional arrangements, key stakeholders, legal provisions, coordination and linkage mechanisms, and four key elements of early warning systems – ...
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