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What does climate change adaptation mean for humanitarian assistance? Guiding principles for policymakers and practitionersInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Vulnerability to climate change is the result of complex interactions of various social, political, economic and environmental conditions. Humanitarian actions, while often having short-term and ‘neutral’ intentions, necessarily influence the development pathways that define people’s vulnerability to climate change.Document
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.