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Engaging the private sector in green infrastructure development and financing: a pathway toward building urban climate resilienceUnited States Agency for International Development, 2018In 2050 it is expected that over 60 percent of the global population will live in urban areas, representing an increase of 2.5 billion people.DocumentImpact Initiative, 2018This Research Impact brief focuses on Cambodian brick kilns to examine how a high vulnerability to climate change can facilitate trafficking into new industries and greater susceptibility to modern slavery.DocumentOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2018This report identifies policy priorities, megatrends and pressing issues regarding the decarbonisation of urban passenger transport.It presentsDocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2018Disasters have a disproportionate impact on people with disabilities, who are at higher risk of death, injury and loss of property. Although the rights and needs of people with disabilities in disasters are increasingly being addressed through policies, standards and guidelines, much more needs to be done to remove the barriers to their inclusion in disasterDocumentSTEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2018The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlight how transformations to sustainable economies and societies are a major global challenge.Document
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.DocumentAnthem Press, 2016When 500,000 Bangladeshis fled to huge concrete cyclone shelters to escape Cyclone Roanu in May 2016, it has hardly reported. Shelters and warning systems have already cut the death rate from super cyclones by 98%, but because few people died and the shelters were designed and built by Bangladeshis, not by aid agencies, few are aware of this striking progress.Document
Challenges and opportunities for urban climate finance – Lessons learned from eThekwini, Santiago de Chile and ChennaiDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, 2017This study includes a comprehensive assessment of the situation of urban climate finance in the three countries of South Africa, Chile and India with a specific focus on the partner cities of the “Cities Fit for Climate Change” (CFCC) project: eThekwini (Durban), Santiago de Chile and Chennai.DocumentState and University Library of Hamburg, 2017'Deforestation or Development', which is based on empirical data gathered during 13 months of in-depth fieldwork in 2014 and 2015, provides a holistic understanding of the causes of forest loss in Zambia.DocumentUnited States Agency for International Development, 2018This assessment examines the legal and regulatory environment, intergovernmental coordination, information generation and information sharing, climate change adaptation (CCA) capacity (and urban management capacity more generally), and financial resources and financial mechanisms available in South Africa to address urban CCA priorities.