To mark International Women’s Day, 8th March, a new briefing by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and Overseas Development Institute (ODI) highlights the need for specific gender-related measures to be included in the new global framework to reduce disaster risk. [more...]
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A new paper by Simon Maxwell, Executive Chair of CDKN, offers a five-point plan on how to win the public and policy argument on climate change. [more...]
ODI's Natasha Grist outlines three new ideas that could raise the profile of agriculture in the United Nations climate talks. [more...]
This paper draws on the findings of a study commissioned by CDKN and undertaken by Ricardo-AEA which reviews the existing evidence base and a range of case studies to understand how effective past and present negotiation support efforts have been, and how to strengthen them in the future. [more...]
REPORT: Climate change and exposure to ‘natural’ disasters threaten to derail global anti-poverty efforts
A new report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK Met Office and Risk Management Solutions shows how disasters and climate change could undermine the goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. [more...]
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This working paper examines the resource allocation approaches of 15 climate, environment and development funds, drawing on these experiences to understand how they might inform the design of the Green Climate Fund’s allocation system.
Understanding climate change finance flows and effectiveness – mapping of recent initiatives: 2013 update
This paper provides an overview of the large number of initiatives that have been implemented to assist developing countries manage their response to climate change, both through information provision and policy-relevant analysis.
‘At the COP 19 in Warsaw, Christiana Figueres sent governments back home with a command: ‘Governments, and especially developed nations, must go back to do their homework so they can put their plans on the table ahead of the Paris conference’.
Prepared by experts associated with the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme for the Seventh Session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, New York, 6-10 January 2014, this brief looks at disas…
In order to be prepared to deal effectively with disasters or crises, preparedness measures need to be put in place before a crisis occurs. This ODI report argues that the international community faces a challenge: to continue ‘feeding’ the bifurcated system or to alter and transform it for the better.In order to be prepared to deal effectively with disasters or crises, preparedness measures need to be put in place before a crisis occurs. This ODI report argues that the international community faces a challenge: to continue ‘feeding’ the bifurcated system or to alter and transform it for the better. It recommends the establishment of a new global financing mechanism which can fund activities across the ‘emergency preparedness continuum’.