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Producing localized commodity frontiers at the end of cheap nature: an analysis of eco‐scalar carbon fixes and their consequencesWiley Online Library, 2018There is no single ‘great’ commodity frontier whose exploitation under current socio‐technical conditions could fuel capital accumulation at the global scale. According to Jason Moore, this represents the ‘end of Cheap Nature’ and signals a terminal crisis for capitalism as we know it.DocumentSAGE, 2018To make co-production work as a strategy for urban development, and to establish a basis for collaborative action, states and organized communities must find a way to manage their unequal power relationship.DocumentImpact Initiative, 2018Communities are slowly being rebuilt after Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Typhoon Haiyan) struck the Visayas Islands in the Philippines in November 2013. The vulnerable, most affected communities face ongoing challenges to re-establish livelihoods, safe housing, access to water and electricity, and to rebuild roads and drainage.DocumentWorld Resources Institute, Washington DC, 2018This paper aims to help decision-makers understand the magnitude of water issues for the thermal power sector in India with quantitative evidence. There is a significant data gap in power plant water use in India.DocumentThe WorldFish Center, 2013The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) aimed to improve the lives of 15 million poor and vulnerable people who depend upon diverse livelihood strategies in aquatic agricultural systems Taking a Research in Development (RinD) approach, this program represents a break from “business as usual” for the CGIAR.DocumentThe WorldFish Center, 2014This brief provides an overview of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system of the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) and describes how the M&E system is designed to support the program to achieve its goals. The AAS program aims to improve the lives of 22 million people dependent upon aquatic agricultural systems by 2024 through research in development.DocumentUnited Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2017Energy subsidy reform is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and tackling climate change. This paper sets out the evidence on the scale of subsidies and their impact. It then reviews the actions of donors in encouraging and supporting energy subsidy reforms.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Inadequate power supply in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) means that only 37 per cent of sub-Saharan Africans have access to electricity. Those with access are prone to experience problems with regular power outages. In many sub- SSA countries, electricity access rates are decreasing because electrification efforts are slower than population growth.DocumentSolidarités International, 2017In the months that following the 2010 earthquake, the humanitarian community faced limits and challenges, which triggered reflections and discussions on intervention in such densely populated urban areas. A reorientation of the actions of NGOs was necessary so that they fit into an overall urban approach.DocumentSolidarités International, 2017According to the Climate Change Vulnerability Index 2015, Bangladesh is the first and most at risk country to the impacts of climate change. Aggravating climate conditions threaten crop production and now barely allow for small farmers living in the districts along the coast to live decently from their agricultural activities, which represent the main livelihoods in the area.