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Lowering the risks posed by the consequences of climate change, carried out in response to or in anticipation of changes in climatic conditions

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Gender justice and climate justice: community-based strategies to increase women’s political agency in watershed management in times of climate change
P. Figueiredo; P.E. Perkins / York University, 2011
Women are one of the groups which are disproportionately affected by climate change in developing countries, especially in relation to culturally prescribed roles related to water management. Women are however, often un-represented in...
Justice in urban climate change adaptation: criteria and application to Delhi
S. Hughes / Ecology and Society, 2013
The authors argue that it is not only important to understand if adaptation as it is implemented in cities is just, but that the way in which it is conceptualized and planned must be just too. They call for the development of clear cr...
Climate finance in the urban context
A. Huhtala / World Bank, 2010
This World Bank issues brief succinctly maps out potential climate financing opportunities for cities. It starts with describing the financing challenges and costs of adapting cities to resilient, low carbon development paths. The sec...
Financing the Resilient City: A demand driven approach to development, disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation
J. Brugmann / ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, 2011
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability - proposes cities pioneer a demand-driven approach to climate financing. This approach involves ‘inverting’ the typical development financing approach by: i) bottom-up pla...
Towards resilience and transformation for cities within a finite planet
D. Satterthwaite; D. Dodman / International Institute for Environment and Development, 2013
Sattherwaite and Dodman’s editorial is an introduction to a special issue of environment and urbanisation which focusses on climate change responses in cities. It usefully summarises the state of debates about the meanings and c...
Assessing rural transformations: piloting a qualitative impact protocol in Malawi and Ethiopia
J. Copestake; F. Remnant / Centre for Development Studies, Bath University, 2014
This paper contributes to the literature on qualitative approaches to impact evaluation (QUIP) particularly in complex contexts. It reports on substantive and methodological findings from four pilot studies of a protocol for qualitati...
Reading list: Training session on IPCC WGII contribution to AR5
P. Sturgess / Evidence on Demand, 2014
This reading list has been compiled to support DFID’s internal training sessions on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II (WG II) contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The readin...
The darker side of green: plantation forestry and carbon violence in Uganda.
K. Lyons; C. Richards; P. Westoby / The Oakland Institute, 2014
In recent years, there has been a significant trend toward land acquisition in developing countries, establishing forestry plantations for offsetting carbon pollution generated in the Global North. Badged as “green economic deve...
Global Estimates 2014: People displaced by disasters
M. Yonetani / Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2014
IDMC’s latest Global Estimates report shows that 22 million people were displaced in 2013 by disasters brought on by natural hazard events. As in previous years, the worst affected region is Asia, where 19 million people, or 87....
Water and climate change adaptation: policies to navigate uncharted waters
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2013
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) survey and report setting out the climate adaptation challenge for freshwater management, and providing policy guidance. Climate change is reshaping the future for f...
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