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Climate change adaptation through humanitarian aid? Promises, perils and potentials of the ‘New Humanitarianism’Institute of Development Studies UK, 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.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2016Afghanistan has already been, and will continue to be, heavily affected by the negative impacts of climate change. And it is the most vulnerable people - particularly subsistence farmers and pastoralists who de-pend on natural resources for their survival – who are suffering most.DocumentEvidence on Demand, 2015Building resilience to weather and conflict shocks in South Sudan requires investing inside and outside the agriculture sector in order to promote sustainable livelihoods development and income diversification. This includes strengthening productive sectors, improving basic social services, and establishing productive safety nets.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.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2016India has suffered from many disasters in its recent history, both natural and climate-related, and these continue to cause devastation. In November 2015, floods in the southern city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, killed over 370 people and damaged crops worth US$190 m.Document
Disaster risk finance as a tool for development: a summary of findings from the Disaster Risk Finance Impact Analytics ProjectWorld Bank Publications, 2016Disaster risk finance aims to increase the resilience of vulnerable countries to the financial impact of disasters as part of a comprehensive approach to disaster risk management.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 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, 2016Evidence from across Africa and Asia signifies that shifting seasonal patterns and high intensity extreme events are already eroding community and household resilience to a wide set of external shocks. Investing in integrated and flexible institutional and policy frameworks is a first step towards creating a policy environment that can build resilience to climate and disaster risks.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).