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Climate change adaptation through humanitarian aid? Promises, perils and potentials of the ‘New Humanitarianism’IDS Bulletin, 2017A major reform of the humanitarian sector is currently under way, focusing increasingly on the prevention of crises rather than on providing relief once crises have occurred. This article examines whether and how this new humanitarian approach can also improve people’s ability to adapt to climate change.Document
Integrating disaster response and climate resilience in social protection programs in the Pacific Island CountriesSocial Protection and Labor, World Bank, 2015The Pacific i sland countries (PICs) are some of the most exposed to frequent natural disasters and climate shocks, and their vulnerability is increasing due to mounting effects of climate change as well as demographic and economic forces. Natural disasters hit the poorest hardest and have long -term consequences for human development.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2012How can continuous learning and reflection help tackle climate change in the context of wider development challenges?Document
An assessment of the economic and social impacts of climate change on the tourism sector in the Caribbean: policy briefUnited Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2013For most people, the Caribbean is synonymous with tropical islands with exotic flora and fauna, surrounded by blue seawater and white sandy beaches where the tourism industry can be disaggregated into cruise, all-inclusive, special interest and ecotourism. Tourism is one of the most important areas of economic activity in the Caribbean.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2010Current efforts to reduce the impact of disasters are falling short of the mark. The climate is changing and weather patterns are becoming increasingly extreme and unpredictable (IPCC, 2007). Coupled with other evolving threats to human development, rising disaster risks look set to outpace any progress achieved in promoting resilience under the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA).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.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?Document2015Bangladesh 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.