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Building adaptation and disaster risk reduction policies that contribute to eradicating poverty
Community perceptions of climate vulnerability in Peru
Children's shadows
S. Torfinn / Panos Pictures
To what extent has the scientific capacity to forecast climate change extremes benefited vulnerable communities? This study captures the perspectives and opinions of communities in Peru and the role of weather and climate information, as well as other non-formal information sources, for anticipating and adapting to climatic extremes.

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Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Semi-Arid Regions of India
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
India and the sub-regions face a dynamic climatic and non-climatic risk profile. These climatic and non-climatic risks, separately and in interaction, make people and systems highly vulnerable. Key vulnerabilities and risks are found ...
Climate change, household vulnerability and smart agricukture: the case of two South African provinces
International Development Research Centre 2016
The impact of climate change disasters poses significant challenges for South Africa especially for vulnerable rural households. In South Africa there is dearth of knowledge of the impacts of climate change at the local level, especia...
Climate change impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa: from physical changes to their social repercussions
ResearchGate 2016
The repercussions of climate change will be felt in various ways throughout both natural and human systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Climate change projections for this region point to a warming trend, particularly in the inland subtropi...
International law and sea-level rise: forced migration and human rights
J. McAdam / Fridtjof Nansen Institute 2016
This report provides a general overview of the international law issues relating to sea-level rise, (forced) migration and human rights. The first part provides a brief accounting of 'What We Know and What We Can Expect', discussing s...
Seizing the momentum: displacement on the global climate change agenda
Norwegian Refugee Council 2016
With global temperatures breaking new records and an average of at least 21.5 million people already being displaced each year by the impact and threat of climate-related hazards, it is time to ratchet up efforts to mitigate, adapt to...
Fleeing climate change: impacts on migration and displacement
CARE International 2016
Global temperatures have now risen approximately 1°C above pre-industrial levels. This has already led to significant climatic changes in many places on the planet, thus, challenging food and nutrition security by reducing the pro...
Seizing the momentum: displacement on the global climate change agenda
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre 2016
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) raised the prospect of significant displacement and migration as major human impacts of global warming as early as 1990. Research on the issue has grown exponentially since, and its...
Climate-induced migration and displacement: closing the policy gap
Overseas Development Institute 2016
Some credible recommendations on how to manage climate-induced migration and displacement have emerged in recent years, yet overall, the international policy response is incomplete. In particular, there is no comprehensive internation...
Climate change in Afghanistan: what does it mean for rural livelihoods and food security?
United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2016
Afghanistan has already been, and will continue to be, heavily affected by the negative impacts of climate change. And it is the most vulnerable people - particularly subsistence farmers and pastoralists who de-pend on natural resourc...
Climate change, children and poverty: engaging children and youth in policy debate and action
B. Mauger; A. Minujin; S. Cocco-Klein / Comparative Research Programme on Poverty 2016
Children’s vulnerability to climate change can be understood as an intersection of three axes. The first is exposure; the extent to which children live in a physical location that is vulnerable to drought, floods, extreme weather...
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This Key Issues guide does not attempt to be a one-stop ‘how-to’ guide to ending poverty in the context of climate change. Rather, the approach taken is to consider four processes which the author feels will have fundamental implications for climate change and poverty efforts, but which perhaps do not currently receive the attention they deserve. Read more here.