Searching with a thematic focus on Climate change poverty and vulnerability, Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, Climate Change Adaptation
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- DocumentInternational Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2012The World Disasters Report 2012 aims to widen and sharpen the focus on the complex causes of forced migration and the diverse consequences and impacts for both affected populations and humanitarian actors. The report shows that, more than ever, the complex nature of disasters and conflicts is accompanied by the enormous potential to uproot large numbers of people.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2012This thematic brief is part of a four-part series by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) which highlights lessons learned from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (known as SREX).Document
Managing climate extremes and disasters in the agricultural sector: lessons from the IPCC SREX reportClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2012This thematic brief is part of a four-part series by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) which highlights lessons learned from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (known as SREX).DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2012This thematic brief argues that climate change has both direct and indirect impacts on people’s health. Extreme events such as floods can cause deaths, injuries and disability, and can be followed by infectious diseases (such as cholera) and malnutrition due to crop damage and disruption of food supply.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2012According to this paper, good ecosystems management is critical for managing climate extremes and disasters. It plays three positive roles: delivery of ecosystem-based adaptation; delivery of co-benefits for livelihoods and biodiversity conservation; and support for climate mitigation.DocumentWorld Bank, 2012This handbook summarises the guiding principles, tools and practice in key economic sectors that can facilitate the implementation of resilience concepts into decisions related to infrastructure investments and general urban management as a means of reducing disaster and climate risks.DocumentScience Direct, 2012This paper analyses discourses and practices of flood response and adaptation to climate change in Mozambique. It suggests that the successes and failures of adaptation highly depend on the cultural and political realms of societal perceptions and the sensitivity of institutions.Document
Corruption in cyclone preparedness and relief efforts in coastal Bangladesh: lessons for climate adaptation?Science Direct, 2012This article aims to draw possible lessons for adaptation programmes in Bangladesh by examining whether cyclone preparedness and relief interventions are subject to corrupt practices.DocumentWorld Bank, 2012Urban flooding poses a serious challenge to global development and the livelihoods of urban populations, particularly the residents of the rapidly expanding towns and cities in developing countries. Responding to this challenge requires efforts to improve policy makers understanding and ability to effectively manage existing and future risks.Document
Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the Pacific: an institutional and policy analysisInternational Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), 2012Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) both share a common focus: reducing the vulnerability of communities and contributing to sustainable development. This study provides an analysis of the current level of integration of DDR and CCA in the Pacific region, with an emphasis on the institutional and policy environment.