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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.
Cities & the climate crisis – part of the problem, and the solution
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The UNFCCC Climate Change Conference is taking place in Lima, Peru between 1-12 December, 2014. As we work towards a new global treaty, which will be agreed in Paris 2015, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) continues to work with international partners to bring together credible climate change and development evidence to support relevant decision making. Over the next 2 weeks, we will work with researchers and practitioners to bring together three blogs focusing on: cities, sustainable energy and climate finance. These blogs will highlight ongoing initiatives and research work, as we strive to become more resilient to climate change.

Read the our first blog on 'cities and the climate crisis - part of the problem and the solution' authored by Jennifer Lenhart who is based at Wageningen University’s Environmental Policy Group.

Read our second blog on 'sustainable energy for all' written by colleagues at IDS and the International Institute of Environment and Development.

Latest Documents

Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows 2014
C. Grüning / Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2014
This guide, aimed at climate change negotiators, gives synopsis of the key elements in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Biennial Assessment (BA) of climate finance flows. It also provides an o...
Climate finance:is it making a difference? A review of the effectiveness of Multilateral Climate Funds
S. Nakhooda; M. Norman / Overseas Development Institute, 2014
International efforts to tackle climate change are at a critical juncture. This report provides a critical review of the climate finance architecture. It examines more than a decade of experience of multilateral climate funds includin...
Financing readiness: insights from the Amazon Fund and Congo Basin Forest Funds' efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation - - Research reports and studies - 7758.pdf
C. Watson; S. Nakhooda / Overseas Development Institute, 2014
Finance to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest conservation, sustainable management of forests and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) has been innovatively structured to support ‘readi...
Systematic Review Approach to identifying key trends in adaptation governance at the supranational level
L. Bizikova; D. Echeverría; A. Hammill / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2014
This working paper from CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) analyses literature on adaptation governance focused on food security at the supranational level. The researchers looked at looked...
The State of REDD+ Finance
M. Norman; S. Nakhooda / Center for Global Development, USA, 2014
This paper presents a thorough synthesis of available data to illuminate the current global state of finance for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+). It adds to a growing body of work that seeks to understand...
The comparative turn in climate change adaptation and food security governance research
M. Purdon / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2014
This working paper from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) proposes that concepts and methods of comparative politics can shine light on political factors important for catalysing posit...
The Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2014
B. Buchner; M. Stadelmann; J. Wilkinson / Climate Policy Initiative, 2014
 In December 2015, countries will gather in Paris to finalize a new global agreement to tackle climate change. Decisions about how to unlock finance in support of developing countries’ low-carbon and climate-resilient devel...
Climate justice & human rights - Focus on food security, nutrition, health and gender
C. Tirado; A. Ceinos; P. Pascal / Action contre la Faim, 2014
This paper presents a set of recommendations on how the international community, governments, UN and social movements can bring issues of food security, nutrition, health and gender equity into climate negotiations.The brief was launc...
Long run versus short run analysis of climate change impacts on agriculture
Y. Ben Zaied / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
In Tunisia the agricultural sector represents about 20 % of employment and 12% of GDP. Therefore, understanding the impact of climate change on agricultural crops is instrumental for decision makers before deciding to subsidise the af...
Topic guide: conflict, climate and environment
K. Peters; J. Vivekananda / Evidence on Demand, 2014
This Topic Guide outlines the importance and complexity of the links between conflict, climate and environment. The Topic Guide focuses on violent conflict at the sub-national, national and trans-boundary level in relation to natural ...
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