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- DocumentInternational Institute for Environment and Development, 2019Climate change has global impacts, but hits poor and vulnerable communities first and worst. The 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are at a disproportionately high risk of adverse consequences with global warming of 1.5°C and beyond. LDCs contribute the least to global warming. But over the last 50 years, 69% of worldwide deaths caused by climate-related disasters were in LDCs.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2019This report provides an overview of potential opportunities and gaps in the G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger) in relation to the impacts of climate change. The report focuses on four main areas of interest, with additional sections giving a brief outline of the expected impacts of climate change in the Sahel and national policies related to climate change.DocumentImpact Initiative, 2019sland communities in the Maldives are experiencing environmental change on a daily basis due to coastal erosion, the accumulation of waste at sea and on beaches, and the rapid expansion of the built environment.Document
Human mobility in the context of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends and basic recommendations for development cooperationDeutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (GDI), 2019This paper provides an overview of what is actually known about the relationship between climate change and human mobility in West, East and Southern Africa – the most affected regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. Although there is a general lack of data on “climate migration”, trends can be deduced from the growing number of case studies and research projects.DocumentTearfund, 2019This report describes the environmental destruction, sickness, mortality, and damage to livelihoods that the plastic pollution crisis is causing. The report outlines the problem – namely the huge recent increase in the production and distribution of single-use plastics, and its expansion across the globe to countries lacking the capacity to collect, manage aDocument
Building resilience for all: intersectional approaches for reducing vulnerability to natural hazards in Nepal and KenyaOverseas Development Institute, 2019Intersectional approaches recognise that ‘people have different identities, needs, priorities and capacities which are not static, and will shift and change over time – affecting their ability to prepare for, cope with and respond to natural hazards and climate variability’.DocumentInstitut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) / Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, 2019In this Issue Brief, IDDRI identifies and highlights a number of points in the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services that it considers particDocumentSTEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2019Uncertainty defines our times. Whether it is in relation to climate change, disease outbreaks, financial volatility, natural disasters or political settlements, every media headline seems to assert that things are uncertain, and increasingly so.DocumentAsian Development Bank, 2019Growth in developing Asia is projected to soften to 5.7% in 2019 and 5.6% in 2020. Excluding Asia’s high-income newly industrialized economies, growth is expected to slip from 6.4% in 2018 to 6.2% in 2019 and 6.1% in 2020.