Searching with a thematic focus on Climate change poverty and vulnerability, Climate change, Disaster risk reduction

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    Towards the development and implementation of effective policies for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

    United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, 2015
    The 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.
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    Extreme carbon inequality: Why the Paris climate deal must put the poorest, lowest emitting and most vulnerable people first

    Oxfam, 2015
    Climate change is inextricably linked to economic inequality: it is a crisis that is driven by the greenhouse gas emissions of the ‘haves’ that hits the ‘have-nots’ the hardest. While COP21 in Paris will see a deal negotiated between governments on the basis of the total emissions produced in their territories, the real winners and losers will be their citizens.
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    Shockwaves: managing the impact of climate change on poverty

    World Bank, 2016
    This report provides new quantification of how climate change will affect poor people and poverty through agricultural impacts (chapter 2), natural disasters (chapter 3), and health shocks (chapter 4).
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    Oxfam’s strategy for resilience in Asia

    Oxfam, 2016
    Asia is experiencing unprecedented change. Some of these changes are bringing benefits, while others are increasing the vulnerability of some or all of the population.
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    Drought early warning and risk reduction: a case study of the Caribbean drought of 2009-2010

    United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, 2010
    While 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.
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    Helpdesk report: Disaster risk financing and insurance in the Pacific

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
    This 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?
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    Final Report: Assessment and scoping mission for DFID Bangladesh's new climate change programme

    Bangladesh is extremely climate vulnerable, and will be even more so due to climate change. DFID Bangladesh is a major provider of climate financing in Bangladesh, and has been supporting the country through the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BBCRF), the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP) and the small Strategic Fund.
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    How do healthy rivers benefit society?

    Overseas Development Institute, 2016
    Around the world, river system degradation and vulnerability is undermining their ability to provide critical ecosystem benefits and services that many communities rely upon.
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    El Niño and health

    World Health Organization, 2016
    The El Niño phenomenon, whereby warmer than usual ocean water develops in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific, affects rainfall patterns and temperatures in many parts of the globe.
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    Climate change vulnerability assessment: Greater Port Vila

    United Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2015
    This reports on a series of assessments made for the city of Port Vila, Vanuatu to measure the baseline for understanding critical social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities and range of risks in the face of climate change.