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- DocumentUnited Nations Development Programme, 2015As far back as Plato, philosophers have communicated humanity’s dependence on the environment, and the need for sustainable resource use. This concept has generally been neglected for much of the intervening period, requiring professionals from many disciplines to once again promote the importance of the relationship between the biosphere and the sociosphere.DocumentInternational Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (World Conservation Union), 2015This report represents an update to the content of the ‘2008 Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change’, produced by the International Union of Conservation of Nature and partners. However, it should not be regarded as a training manual in and of itself; the target audience is wide, from policymakers to grassroots practitioners.Document
Empowering the poor in a changing climate: experiences from UNDP supported initiatives on adaptationUnited Nations Development Programme, 2015The threat of climate change undermining global development efforts is becoming increasingly clear. Climate variability, more intense and frequent extreme-weather events, and growing inequalities are among the impacts being felt, suffered most by the poorest and most vulnerable people.Document
The timing of agricultural production in hazard-prone areas to prevent losses at peak- risk periods: a case of Malawi, Madagascar and MozambiqueAfrican Centre for Disaster Studies, 2016Hazard-prone areas in southern Africa experience many natural hazards, which include cyclones, floods and droughts. The severe climatic conditions of southern Africa have an especially large impact on the agricultural practices of small-scale farmers.Document
Towards the development and implementation of effective policies for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptationUnited Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, 2015The development and implementation of effective policies to ensure disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) need close collaboration and knowledge exchange between decision makers, the scientific community, the private sector, and civil society organisations, as well as the public. In practice, two major problems have been identified.Document
Changing business as usual: assessing development policy and practice in the Sahel from a resilience lensCARE International, 2015Every year, over 20 million people suffer from chronic hunger, and are trapped in a debt and hunger cycle from which they cannot escape. Substantial humanitarian and development action is required in 2016 and beyond, yet this crisis is still ongoing despite increases in humanitarian aid from under $200 million dollars in the years prior to 2008, up to almost $1 billion dollars in 2013.DocumentCaribbean Community Climate Change Centre, 2014Small scale fisheries, critical to the livelihoods, coastal economies and food security of coastal communities, are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.DocumentOxfam, 2015Asia is experiencing unprecedented change. Some of these changes are bringing undeniable benefits, such as the millions of Asians being lifted out of poverty by economic growth, and the soaring accessibility of information technology.DocumentUnited Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, 2010While droughts are a frequent occurrence in the region, the region’s adaptation to such events is quite poor. This paper illustrates the impacts of the most recent drought in the Caribbean through specific examples.DocumentGovernance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: What is the level of insurance availability and coverage against disaster risks at the household and business level across Pacific islands countries, and how does this compare internationally?