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

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    Climate change in Afghanistan: what does it mean for rural livelihoods and food security?

    United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2016
    Afghanistan 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.
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    Evidence and examples to build resilient livelihoods in the South Sudan context

    Evidence on Demand, 2015
    Building 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.
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    Integrating disaster response and climate resilience in social protection programs in the Pacific Island Countries

    Social Protection and Labor, World Bank, 2015
    The 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.
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    Strengthening disaster risk management in India: A review of five state disaster management plans

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2016
    India 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.
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    Disaster risk finance as a tool for development: a summary of findings from the Disaster Risk Finance Impact Analytics Project

    World Bank Publications, 2016
    Disaster 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.
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    Learning to tackle climate change

    Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2012
    How can continuous learning and reflection help tackle climate change in the context of wider development challenges?
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    An assessment of the economic and social impacts of climate change on the tourism sector in the Caribbean: policy brief

    United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2013
    For 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.
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    Re-shaping policy and institutions for integrating climate and disaster resilience

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Evidence 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.
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    Climate smart disaster risk management

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2010
    Current 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).
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    When disasters and conflicts collide: facts and figures

    Overseas Development Institute, 2016
    There is a funding blind spot when it comes Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in fragile and conflict affected states. In the top 30 fragile states, for every $100 of emergency aid spent after an event, just $1.30 is spent to reduce disaster impacts before. This is despite the fact that 58% of disaster deaths take place in the world’s top 30 fragile states.