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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.
Bad for development: the health impacts of climate change
Scientist with slide
S. Torfinn / Panos Pictures
As the World Health Organization conference on health and climate takes place in Geneva, two blog posts on the complexities of development in the Indian Sundarbans and the fight against Ebola in Africa highlight the links between the two sectors.

Upasona Ghosh, Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Health Management Research works to explore and understand the uncertainties faced by the people of the Sundarbans region, due to climatic events, not only in direct relation to community health, but also to the other social determinants, such as livelihood and food security.

Mao Amis, Executive Director of African Centre for a Green Economy, explores the lessons that we can learn from the current Ebola outbreak when it comes to managing other diseases in the face of climate change.

Latest Documents

Women's Climate Action Agenda 2014-2015
O.O. Lake; C. Greensfelder; E. Colligan 2014
The Women's Climate Action Agenda argues for transformative change and analyses the root causes of the environmental destruction and social injustice and offers recommendations and alternative solutions to the climate crisis. These in...
Modelling demand for catastrophic flood index-based insurance in Da Nang City, Vietnam
B.D. Tinh; N.M. Hung / International Institute for Environment and Development, 2014
This study is about insurance for catastrophic disasters Da Nang, a place very vulnerable to climate change-induced disasters, particularly typhoons and floods. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, the r...
Meta-analysis of crop responses to conservation agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa
M. Corbeels; R.K Sakyi; R.F Kühne; A. Whitbread / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2014
The aim of this study is to compare and combine the results from different conservation agriculture experiments using meta-analysis in the hope of identifying patterns among study results, sources of disagreement among those results, ...
Operationalising an equity reference framework in the climate change regime Legal and technical perspectives
X. Ngwadla; L. Rajamani / Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios, 2014
This paper focuses on the Equity Reference Framework (ERF), a proposal for addressing the imperatives of effectiveness and equity in the 2015 climate agreement. It identifies legal, architectural and technical options for the o...
The Sustainable Development Goals: Will they deliver climate compatible development for vulnerable countries?
H. Picot; N. Moss / Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2014
This working paper explores the potential opportunities for 2015 as a crucial year for global action on climate change and development. It argues that the post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs) should be seen as an oppo...
Topic guide: ecosystem services
D. Roe / Evidence on Demand, 2014
The purpose of this Topic Guide is to assemble a set of learning resources that will contribute to the development of the professional competence of DFID Advisers around the issue of ecosystem services and integrating this issue into ...
Strategic research into national and local capacity building for DRM: Ethiopia pilot fieldwork report
Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management (2013-2015, 2014
To date there has been little formal, empirical research that has been conducted on capacity building for disaster risk management (DRM), and as a result international actors lack robust, evidence-based guidance on how capacity for DR...
Strategic research into national and local capacity building for disaster risk management: literature review version 1
Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management (2013-2015, 2014
This literature review has been conducted by Oxford Policy Management and the University of East Anglia as part of a multi-donor research project led by IFRC focusing on Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for...
Island innovations – UNDP and GEF: Leveraging the Environment for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
P. Stock / United Nations Development Programme, 2014
This publication showcases some of the most successful approaches and achievements emerging from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), as the world discusses a set of new sustainable development goals for the post-2015 period. This p...
Safeguards in bilateral REDD+ finance
S. Roe; G. Larsen; R. O'Sullivan / Climate Focus, 2014
This report is the second in a series related to the implementation of safeguards in bilateral agreements. Given that much of the finance for REDD-related initiatives pledged so far has come from bilateral donors, this document is a c...
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