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Resilience scan October-December 2015: a review of literature, debates and social media activity on resilienceOverseas Development Institute, 2016This Q4 2015 review is a scan considers resilience in the context of the international frameworks on disasters, sustainable development and climate change in 2015, culminating in the climate change COP21 Paris Agreement of December 2015. In Paris, although mitigation of greenhouse gases took top billing, adaptation was defined for the first time as a global goal.DocumentUN, 2016In this report for the World Humanitarian Summit, the United Nations Secretary-General calls upon Member States and other stakeholders to accept and act upon five core responsibilities that he believes are critical to delivering better for humanity.DocumentEcofys, 2016The Paris Agreement that was reached on 12 December 2015 delivered a universal accord on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to a level that would keep the planet well below 2 degrees Celsius warming. Following that agreement, implementation is the new norm and countries now have the task to accelerate the pace at which GHG emissions are reduced.Document
Pacific guidelines for INDCs: a guide to the development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and their further implementationSecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2015This Guide provides practical guidance to Pacific island countries (PICs) on how to prepare their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions or ‘INDCs’ to be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNF CCC ) secretariat.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2016The effects of climate change on agricultural systems and food and nutrition security are already severe and widespread. Almost 800 million people are chronically undernourished, and population and wealth growth are set to increase demand for food and feed in the near future.DocumentUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 2015This document is a synthesis report on the aggregate effect of the 119 intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) communicated by Parties in response to the invitation made by the Conference of the Parties (COP) in decisions 1/CP.19 and 1/CP.20 by 147 Parties by 1 October 2015.DocumentObserver Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2015Current global climate policy has focused on building consensus around a differentiated roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Equally important yet receiving less attention is the need to support adaptation of the most vulnerable communities to the increasingly severe impacts of climatic changes.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2015With the Post-2015 development agenda, the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21), and the ongoing discussions regarding Financing for Development, now is the perfect opportunity for the developing world to seek a common and holistic development vision that balances economic, social and environmental concerns; safeguards development from climate impacts; reduces carbon emissions and other unsustainablDocumentUNEP Finance Initiative, 2015Through the use of resources and the production of waste and pollution, enterprises produce costs that impact long-term human and environmental systems. The scale of the problem is immense; the sectors analysed for this report are estimated to have natural capital costs totaling $7.3 trillion, mainly from greenhouse gas emissions, water, and land use.