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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.
Making the case: why social learning is valuable for climate change decision-making
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Cecilia Schubert from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) discusses how social learning can be just as valuable as a new, avant-garde climate-modelling tool when it comes to climate change decision-making. Despite being a somewhat 'soft' social science approach in a highly technology-focused sphere, Cecilia presents why social learning has a lot to offer the climate change agenda as well as more general sustainable rural development work.

Latest Documents

Climate & environment assessment: business case for support to the CRP in Sierra Leone
S. Standley / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This paper is a climate and environment assessment that was conducted as part of the “Business Case” for supporting the “Constitutional Review Process in Sierra Leone”. Sierra Leone is a country with a p...
Resource scarcity and the environment: evidence review and research gap analysis
B. Daley / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This study focuses on the issue of resource scarcity and how it affects the environment and environmental resources as well as growth and poverty in developing countries. The study’s main geographical scope is Sub-Saharan Africa...
Climate & environment assessment: business case for macro-evaluations of the strategic vision for girls & women & DFID’s investments
J.M. Ritchie / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This paper looks into climate and environment assessment from the angle of women and girls empowerment. The paper states that the inter-relationships between poverty, climate change and the environment are complex, situation-specific ...
Quality Education for Sustainable Development: A priority in achieving sustainability and well-being for all
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan, 2014
This policy brief argues that the foremost priority for educational development should now be on enhancing quality, transcending past objectives focused primarily on access and attainment (i.e. Education For All (EFA) and the Mil...
Many factors in an uncertainty future: Situation climate change among local community priority in Cambodia
Cambodia Climate Change Network, 2014
This research represents an initial step towards understanding the major problems identified by communities as priorities to be addressed in order to become less vulnerable to climate related risks as well as other kinds of event. The...
Reliability of indigenous knowledge in monitoring and mapping groundwater fluctuations in Zimbabwe
D. Chikodzi; T. Murwendo; F. Malvern Simba / International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 2014
This research was aimed at assessing the accuracy of indigenous knowledge data on groundwater fluctuations when compared to scientific measurements in order to ascertain if it can be used for practical groundwater management. The stud...
Loss and Damage: Roadmap to Relevance for the Warsaw International Mechanism
L. Schäfer; S. Kreft / Germanwatch, 2014
The 19th Conference of Parties in Warsaw decided to establish the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (WIM) under the Cancun Adaptation Framework to address loss and damage in developing countries that are particularly ...
Farmers’ Preferences for Climate-Smart Agriculture An Assessment in the Indo-Gangetic Plain
G. Taneja; B. Deb Pal; P.K. Joshi / International Food Policy Research Institute, 2013
This study was undertaken to assess farmers’ preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) for various climate-smart interventions in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. The Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) was selected because it is highly vulnerable...
Single-year mitigation targets: Uncharted territory for emissions trading and unit transfers
M. Lazarus; A. Kollmuss; L. Schneider / Stockholm Environment Institute, 2014
This working paper explores the question of target “time frame” and its implications for the generation and use of tradable emissions units. The paper argues that countries relying solely on single-year targets present gre...
Climate & environment assessment: tackling acid and burns violence
S. Selby / Evidence on Demand, 2013
This paper is a climate and environmental assessment that was conducted as part of the “Business Case” for “Tackling Acid and Burns Violence in Asia”. It involves applying a climate and environmental sensitivit...
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