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Projects across Asia hope to unite disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation efforts

As a region, South Asia remains highly vulnerable to the negative impacts of natural disasters. Climate change and the associated spike in extreme weather events such as heat-waves, droughts, heavy [more]…

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REPORT: Integrating climate change concerns in disaster management planning: The case of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Gorakhpur District is recognised as one of the most flood-prone districts in eastern Uttar Pradesh, India. Although its inhabitants are accustomed to twice-yearly flooding during the monsoon seasons, data from the past [more]…

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FEATURE: Lessons from the INDC process in The Gambia

The Gambia has embarked on developing its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) for submission to the UNFCCC in advance of the anticipated Paris agreement this year. A team* from Climate [more]…

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FEATURE: Facing up to rural water scarcity in a changing climate

CDKN’s Mathieu Lacoste took a trip to the Pance community in the mountainous countryside outside Cali, Colombia. Here, he saw some climate change adaptation issues first-hand, and learned how a [more]…

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OPINION: “We leave Sendai with a new global deal on disaster risk, but does it go far enough?”

Emily Wilkinson reports from the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan where governments agreed a new international framework for disaster risk reduction. She says it's mixed news [more]…

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FEATURE: "There can be no resilient cities without resilient people"

February saw the first Resilient Cities congress taking place in Bangkok. Over three days, more than 300 practitioners, policy-makers and researchers from international, national and local governments and organizations presented [more]…

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REPORT: Targeting Zero Zero

About 1 billion people currently live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.25 a day (Povcal, 2015). Eradicating extreme poverty should be regarded as the minimum ethical obligation of the global development agenda. [more]…

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POLICY BRIEF: Effective support for climate change adaptation: Key tasks for the Green Climate Fund in 2015

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) made significant progress in 2014. By the end of the year, donor governments had committed an initial US$10.2 billion. Half of this sum will be devoted to [more]…

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OPINION: Managing disaster risks can bring other benefits, even if catastrophe never strikes

This week, the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan kicks off a pivotal year for disasters, climate and development. 2015 is playing host to an exciting [more]…

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INSIDE STORY: Building resilience to climate change locally - The case of Valenzuela City, Metro Manila

Valenzuela City is one of the 16 cities that make up ‘Metro Manila’, or the National Capital Region. Of the 144 cities in the Philippines, Valenzuela City is the 13th most populous, [more]…

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